Monday, December 23, 2013

DA John Morganelli Says No to Lt. Guv Race

Northampton County DA John Morganelli has decided against running for Lieutenant Governor next year. Here's what he has to say.

"The demands of my job in 2014 makes mounting another statewide campaign difficult. I am scheduled to personally prosecute a capital murder case beginning April 7, (Commonwealth v. Catherine Hein - Defendant killed her new born baby) and I will personally be involved inside the grand jury from January thru March with two major investigations. I look forward to my responsibilities here in Northampton County and I intend to complete the two years left on my current term as District Attorney."

I frankly feel that John is the best DA Northampton County has ever seen, and that includes my father. Very few DAs are actively involved in the prosecution of major cases. But Morganelli has taken at least 25 murder cases to verdict. And his grand jury has been useful for both white collar crime and cold cases. He has done all this on a tight budget as well. There is no doubt in my mind that his tenure as DA has demonstrated his excellent skills as both an administrator and one who is willing to get his hands dirty.

I think he decided against running when I assured him he would win.

He's very smart.

Does this means he runs for Judge? If he runs, he wins. But there are nine judges and only one DA. I see no reason why he shouldn't continue doing what he has done.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

he knows he'd lose. besides who would tell donchez what to do?

Hygrometer said...

he knows he'd lose. besides who would tell donchez what to do?

Anonymous said...

He's not statewide timber. He's finally accepted the big-fish-small-pond reality of his professional life. He'll be happier.

Kevin Cerino said...

It would have been a crapshoot at best. He would be getting in the race rather late, as some of the other candidates have been lining up support for months now.

This would seem to be a great opportunity for Ed Pawlowski to drop down to the Lt. Governor race. He isn't getting any traction running for Governor. With Morganelli out of the way he could do well in the LV, as well as cities like Erie and Scranton with large Polish-American populations.

Anonymous said...

He will run for Judge for many reasons, but primarily for another pension.

Anonymous said...

8:54 = bingo.

Anonymous said...

Pawlowski would be better running for the toilet for the puke of a politician that he is!

Anonymous said...

Smelly Morganelli is a good DA? Then how come there is a felon sitting at the head of a local council?

Anonymous said...

Convicted?

Bernie O'Hare said...

"He will run for Judge for many reasons, but primarily for another pension."

He would not get another pension. He is in the state system.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Smelly Morganelli is a good DA? Then how come there is a felon sitting at the head of a local council?"

This comes from Tricia Mezzacappa,. who does not sign her name.

Anonymous said...

Obviously she can't get enough of your fat ass Bernie and most likely is masturbating with the other hand whilst pecking away on the keyboard.

Alan Dershowitz said...

Yo BOH can you please attend and do a write up of todays WE Borough meeting? It's approaching XMAS and the hardcore WWWE fans would love to get something a little early. Matty Dee's will do a story but his accounts need supplementation from a seasoned bottom feeder.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Morganelli has to stay put. He is Bobby Donchez backbone. With a Callahan city council, Donchez will need Morganelli more than ever.