Monday, May 14, 2007

In Bethlehem, Patricia Romig-Passaro Deserves Her Day in the Sun

Bethlehem's magisterial race in the Marvine-Pembroke area includes Patricia Romig-Passaro, daughter of retired District Judge Liz Romig, social services worker Juan Cruz and Attorney Gil Negrete. I think this is a no-brainer for anyone with any knowledge of the area.

For decades, Liz Romig kept the peace in volatile northeast Bethlehem. Along the way, she earned the respect of judges and lawyers, most of whom considered her Northampton County's finest district judge.

I have no doubt that Johnny Cruz and Gil Negrete would be fair-minded and good magistrates. But a Liz Romig only appears once every generation. Pat Passaro, who cut her teeth in her mother's courtroom, deserves a shot at following in her mother's footsteps. She is certified for the position.


Anonymous said...

We agree!

Folks made out very fine with Elmo Frey and then his Son in Nazareth Area. Also, Joe Maura and now his Son in West Bethlehem.

30 great years with Liz Romig and now her Daughter Patti will bring all of Mother's life and office experience's with her. Patti is also a great person in her own right, is my opinion.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to me how Romig is the largest word on her signs. I believe I'm correct in saying she never hyphenated her name before this election. If she is misrepresenting her name on signs, what else will she misrepresent? I can tell you (from personal experience) her morals are not nearly those of her mother's - who is a wonderful person. I'm also wondering how being a nurse's assistant qualifies you for this position.

Anonymous said...

Anon3:29 PM: so who do you support and why? Romig name highlighted is fine with me for name recognition. It is certainly not sleazy, dirty, politics as, maybe, some of your selections for office may do. Waiting for your response and name.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 3:29,

Being a nurse's assistant does not qualify you. Being certified is what qualifies you, and Romig-Passaro is qualified.

Her emphasis of ROMIG on her signs is entirely appropriate. She's not misrepresenting anything unless she never was Romig's daughter.

Your vague comments about her morals are somewhat ironic in a person who must think it's perfectly legitimate to use the privilege of anonymous comment to launch a personal attack. Like Larry, I'm waiting to know which district judge candidate you think people should vote for.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me how courageous people are hiding behind an "anonymous" signature when they want to smear somebody's reputation. Guess that just goes to show how moral and gutless they are. At least I'll provide my name - GEORGE BLAWN.

Bernie O'Hare said...


Well said!

I allow people to post anonymously. A lot of good people have things to say but are uncomfortable about identifying themselves. They may run a mom 'n pop business or may be employed in some capacity where political expression is prohibited. But they often have valuable things to offer, and I learn a lot from them.

But using anonymoity as a shield to protect yourself while launching a personal attack, is an abuse of the privilege.