Al Bernotas, Tom Carroll and Tony Simao are already regulars at City Council meetings, and would like to see what the view looks like from the other side of the dais. Two of these candidates, Carroll and Simao, are also members of the LV Tea Party. All three are running on a platform that will demand fiscal responsibility and accountability from an administration that has run up deficits of $8 million over the past two years.
Al Bernotas, a retired marketer who still works as an emergency substitute teacher, is a vocal opponent of the Elias Farmers Market expansion, and has immersed himself in planning and zoning issues.
Tom Carroll, a former prosecutor in Montgomery and Northampton County, is nephew to Jean Belinski, a current member of Council. He has an active practice spanning eight counties, but has been attending meetings for years.
Tony Simao, a client advocate in the health insurance industry, already films and publishes every Council meeting on Youtube. He wants to end what he calls a "steady cycle" of "spend, tax and borrow."
Registration statements in the elections office list Bob Pfenning, another regular at City Council meetings, as their campaign treasurer.
City Council President Bob Donchez and Councilmember J. William Reynolds, both Democrats, are expected to seek re-election. They'll be joined by Mike Recchiuti, a local lawyer making his second run for Council.
Gordon B Mowrer, a Council veteran and former Mayor, has already announced he is retiring and will not seek re-election.
(Photo: Tony Simao in front of the South Mountain Lookout)