|Bill Wallace (R) with State Rep Steve Samuelsen at Bethlehem's Labor Day parade|
eight Democrats seeking the nomination to one of five at-large seats. Seven Republicans, including incumbent Peg Ferraro, are also running.
At a recent speech to Easton area Democrats (VIDEO HERE), Wallace points out that he is a "life long Democrat who has served the Democratic Party at many levels," including a stint as Chair of the Upper Bucks County Democratic Committee.
Wallace claimed that he is a candidate who will stand up to the onslaught of tea party extremists, who frankly scare even Republican mainstreamers.
"We need a candidate ... who's going to stand up and deliver a message that government is good; that services are important; that we value everybody in our society, not just an elite few."
But good or not, Wallace hesitated when former Council member Ladd Siftar asked him whether he would be willing to revisit a bi-county health department. "We need to get out own house in order," said Wallace, claiming that the revitalization of Easton has more priority to him.
Wallace is also a frequent attendee of Council meetings.