Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The 40 Democratic Officials Who Endorse Callahan



FROM THE CALLAHAN CAMP – Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan has been endorsed for County Executive by over 40 Democratic officials, past and present throughout Northampton County – and beyond in the case of Congressman Matt Cartwright and Former Governor Ed Rendell. From treasurers, to school board members, to four mayors, Callahan has received an impressive level of support.

“We are running a grassroots campaign and I couldn’t be prouder to be endorsed by over 40 fellow public officials from every corner of Northampton County,” said Callahan. “Having worked closely with many of the people who have endorsed me, I am honored to receive such enthusiastic support.”

Callahan continued, “When this campaign started, I made it a point to collect petition signatures from all 38 municipalities in Northampton County, and I believe these endorsements reflect my commitment to the entire County.”

“My friend, John Callahan, has done a tremendous job as Mayor of Bethlehem,” said Easton Mayor Sal Panto. “Because of his record on job creation and fiscal responsibility, the entire region has benefited greatly from his leadership, and I look forward to working with John as our next County Executive.”

“John Callahan is committed to keeping our neighborhoods safe for families, making schools strong for our children, and protecting seniors by keeping Gracedale County-owned,” said Palmer Township Supervisor, Anne Marie Panella. “That is the kind of leadership we can expect from John’s administration.”

“When I’m elected County Executive, I will work with officials like Sal Panto and Anne Marie Panella to make sure we keep moving Northampton County forward,” Callahan concluded.

This announcement comes on the heels of Callahan posting a significant fundraising advantage over his opponents, having raised over $400,000 since he first decided to run for County Executive, including over $210,000 raised from 342 individual donors just this year alone. On May 3, Callahan was also endorsed by The Express-Times.

Democratic officials for John Callahan:

1. Ed Rendell, Former Governor of Pennsylvania
2. Matt Cartwright, United States Congressman (PA-17)
3. Sal Panto Jr., Mayor of Easton
4. Jerry Seyfried, Former Northampton County Executive
5. Steve Samuelson, Pennsylvania State Representative 135
6. Rich Grucela, Former Pennsylvania State Representative 137
7. T.J. Rooney, Former Pennsylvania State Representative 133
8. Bob Werner, Northampton County Council
9. David Perusso, Mayor of Wilson Borough
10. Richard Fluck, Mayor of Hellertown Borough
11. William Molchany, Mayor of North Catasauqua
12. Tony Bassil, Easton City Controller
13. Elinor Warner, Easton City Council
14. Roger Ruggles, Easton City Council
15. Jeff Warren, Easton City Council
16. Frank Pintabone, Easton Area School Board
17. Baron Vanderburg, Easton Area School Board
18. Jim Smith, Freemansburg Borough Council
19. Justin Labar, Freemansburg Borough Council
20. Michael Romano, Roseto Borough Council President
21. David DePalma , Pen Argyl Borough Council
22. Jack Herbst, Nazareth Borough Council
23. John Yanek, North Catasuaqua Borough Council
24. David Stankovic, Walnuport Borough Council
25. James McGowan, Wilson Borough Council
26. Janis Krieger, Wilson Area School Board
27. William Holmes, Allen Township Supervisor
28. David Willard, Lower Saucon Township Supervisor
29. Ann Marie Panella, Palmer Township Supervisor
30. Michael Mitchell, Palmer Township Supervisor
31. Michael Recchiuti, Bethlehem City Council/Chair of the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee
32. Eric Evans, Bethlehem City Council President
33. Karen Dolan, Bethlehem City Council
34. Jack Burke, Former Chair of the Bethlehem City Democratic Committee
35. Joe Long, Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party Northeast Caucus
36. Aurea Ortiz, Bethlehem Area School Board
37. Shannon Patrick, Bethlehem Area School Board
38. Basilio Bonilla, Bethlehem Area School Board
39. Sudantha Vidanage, Bethlehem Area School Board
40. Michael Faccinetto, Bethlehem Area School Board
41. Kaija Farber, Bethlehem City Treasurer

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yawn!!

Anonymous said...

Where is Donchez, Reynolds, and Jerry Gross on this list? Those guys should be ashamed of themselves for not being on this list, especially if they backed any of the other candidates.

Uncle Remus said...

donchez is forming a committee to form a committee to make his mind up for him. he'll announce after the winner is declared

Anonymous said...

I understand fleck has been calling some of the folks on this list, and threatening them if they don't withdraw the endorsement.

Anonymous said...

Saw all of the above out working hard for Callahan..lol... Oops, must have missed that!! When all of Reibman's folks , and McClure folks and the COAF and the Labor Unions (oh yea, I forgot Charlie Dent) back Brown in the General, these rats will scurry back to their respective holes in the ground, lol

Anonymous said...

Bye rats!

Bernie O'Hare said...

6:46 appears to have conceded the primary to Callahan.

Anonymous said...

by 646, you mean JG?

Anonymous said...

There ain't no sane people who are gonna back the Brown/Mezzacappa ticket!

Anonymous said...

6:46AM - McClure and Reibman don't have folks. Reibman's list of "endorsements" is b.s. and McClure's union support will QUICKLY fall in line behind Callahan. John Brown's campaign will prove to be an even bigger joke than McClure's and Reibman's combined. Also hear that Fleck is threatening people. He's an embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

If each of these 41 would contribute just $1,000 each, they could help John make the city whole for the destroyed police cruiser that he covered up. Let's all pull together for Bethlehem taxpayers! C'mon!

Anonymous said...

Why is a judicial candidate endorsing a politician?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Good catch. That is improper. The commenter is referring to Tony Bassil, who is running for District Judge. Even as a candidate, he is not permitted to participate in any other political activity, except for gatherings of his party. His endorsement is improper.

Anonymous said...

Say what you want this is an impressive list. Clearly Callahan has done some serious ground work through out the county. He is out doing door to door outside Bethlehem every weekend. More than i can say for the other to lazy sacks. Fleck is an embarrasment and is one step from jail. As for the cooalition that JG 6:46 described if they were that good they would have beat Callahan im the primary..This seems over before it began and I dought any serious money gets behind Brown. That would be foolish.

Anonymous said...

That is a list of real people unlike Fleck who seems a couple steps from jail.. Fleck/Reibman claim alot more than they are willing to list as endorsements, Mike put up or shut up!

Anonymous said...

To me personally endorsements aren't worth the paper that they are written on