Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Gregory Steamroller Gets 4 Write-Ins in Bethlehem Mayoral Race
In addition to buying T-shirts, Gregory also dropped $3,000 for a radio show that was suspended after he was incarcerated for violating a Protection From Abuse Act Order, on the air. So he spent $750 a vote in his race against Mayor-elect Bob Donchez, who was running unopposed in the November election.
That's more money than Callahan!
Another write-in candidate who hasn't been arrested yet, Todd Dietrich, pulled in 41 votes. Willie Reynolds, whom Donchez defeated in the primary, picked up 27.
The rest of the write-ins went to an assorted variety of people, including one vote each for DCED Director Joe Kelly, City Council candidate Chris Morales, Lehigh professor Steve Thode, and Express Times editor Nick Falsone.
There was also one vote cast for Ronald Reagan, Ron Paul, stunt bike rider Jeremy Van Schoonhoven and mobster Bugsy Siegel.
My favorite was the one vote cast for "none of the above". That should be an option in every election, but nobody would ever get elected.