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Friday, May 20, 2011

Osborne Snatches Victory From Jaws of Defeat

Although the elections office still shows Brad Osborne finishing 5th in the Lehigh County Commissioner race with 6,024 votes, both Osborne and 4th place finisher David Najarian have agreed that Osborne came out on top. Najarian reputedly called Brad to congratulate him and wish him success in the General Election.

In a written statement, Osborne thanked everyone.

“I am pleased with the outcome of my campaign for County Commissioner. I chose to run as an individual and on my record of success as a South Whitehall Township Commissioner and business professional. I decry the negative tone that became dominant in this primary; this position is one of public service, not politics. I look forward to spending the next 5 ½ months sharing my positive message with the rest of the County.”

“If elected as Commissioner, I will immerse myself in the services the county provides and look for ways to increase efficiency. This is the best way to ensure our tax dollars are spent effectively and to avoid painful tax increases. I plan on being an active participant in budget talks and will make sure to watch how our tax dollars are being spent each and every day.”

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me throughout my campaign. I would also like to thank the volunteers who withstood 13 hours of rain on Election Day to share information about me. Finally, I would like to thank my wife Jan who has been incredibly supportive of me during this whole process.”


Wren Periwal said...

Well one honest candidate out of four is at least a start. Vote Osborne and toss the gang of three.

Anonymous said...

I'm with ya, Wren!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a respectable fellow.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a dork!

Anonymous said...

I like Mr. Osborne, he seems like a very down to earth man who wants to work for the interest of the people and not himself. I'm just sorry that I can't vote for him since I'm in NorCo.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Having met and spoken with him, I was quite impressed.

Anonymous said...

Classy guy. Not much has been said about him, but I hope he does well.

Anonymous said...

"Looks like a dork!"

Really? That's the basis of your comments. Out of all the candidates, he had the best resume and a real record of protecting taxpayers as an elected official.

The truth is, he is EXACTLY what so many of the conservatives who blindly followed the Ott team want... but he didn't drink the Ott Kool Aid and instead ran a positive race about credentials, record, etc.

He should be one of the choices in November -- at least if we want real, efficient government that does its jobs without costing taxpayers a fortune. Or, we can just have a political fighting board all the time. Fun to watch, bad for our county.