He has a Master's degree.
Claiming that his chief attribute is his youth, he's one of eight Democrats seeking five at-large seats on Northampton County Council.
Toedter, whose entry into politics started with John Callahan's failed Congressional bid, is also a rejected applicant for appointment to Bethlehem Controller. He's employed as a consultant with his father's business, RT Consulting and Engineering. This company is currently marketing solar energy.
In a recent speech to Easton Democrats (VIDEO HERE), Toedter claimed he would fight against privatization of County services and would attempt to achieve savings through solar energy.
But ironically, when questioned about the privatized Administrator at the County's nursing home, Toedter was not so sure. Apparently, he has failed to do all the researching that he claims is his specialty. With respect to the energy savings he could get the County as one of a "new group that's actually professionally trained", he's completely unaware that septuagenarian John Stoffa has already negotiated Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreements for most of the County's buildings, including Gracedale. And he stumbled a bit when asked about the obvious conflict of interest with his father's firm.
I am amazed that a candidate would claim that his youth is his chief asset. By that reasoning, we should pluck infants out of their cribs and put them on County Council.
Actually, that's not such a bad idea.
Two bloggers, Jonathan Geeting and Rich Wilkins, rate Toedter at the top of their lists, with absolutely no explanation. I'd place him near the bottom. He is clearly unprepared and is all too willing to dive headfirst into murky ethical waters. Also, any good elected official needs to do his research AND vote with his heart.