Monday, November 06, 2006
Follweiler - Fresh Air in 187th Legislative District
The 187th legislative district includes Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, North Whitehall, Weisenberg, parts of Upper Macungie, Kutztown, Lyons, Topton, Longswamp, Maxatawny and Richmond. Republican Carl Mantz is opposed by Democrat Archie Follweiler, Jr. Both candidates are reform-oriented. Both were inspired to run by the midnight legislative payraise. Follweiler is a genuine alternative energy advocate, and is a co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association.
Although a Morning Call account of this race depicts Mantz and Follweiler as old friends, that's difficult to reconcile with some of the negative advertising being run by the Mantz campaign. And that casts doubt on Mantz' claim to be a true reformer.
Follweiler has been endorsed by The Morning Call. More importantly, Lehigh County Redneck likes him, and he was the first candidate endorsed by LVDem. That's good enough for me.