Monday, June 04, 2012
Bangor Mayor John Brown For NorCo Exec?
But there's another John Brown. Not so colorful, but his neck is intact so far.
Bangor Mayor John Brown, who commands an annual $1,000 salary, is reportedly considering a run for Northampton County Exec next year, when his term as Mayor is set to expire. I have asked Mayor Brown to confirm or disavow hos interest, and will let you know.
The only other Republican name I've heard so far is Council President John Cusick.
On the Democratic side of the aisle, it is increasingly likely that there will be just one candidate - Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan.
True, County Council member Lamont McClure has publicly expressed interest. But he has a difficult enough time keeping his own seat against candidates with no money or name recognition. It is likely that McClure threw his name out there because he wants something.
Easton Mayor Sal Panto, who would have been a formidable candidate, really does like being Mayor of Easton. His constituents have repeatedly asked him to stay where he is.
Ron Heckman, a former Council member and Human Services Director, is another name being touted. He is being urged by Callahan supporters to run for Council instead.