Friday, October 31, 2014
Spadoni to Seek Karen Dolan's Seat in Bethlehem
Actually, Chris and I are friends for many years. He helped me complete my first long run. He never looked down his nose at me after I was suspended from practicing law. He has a well-earned reputation as a fierce litigator, but what most people forget is that he is extremely knowledgeable about municipal government. Over his career, he's provided legal advice to Northampton County, Lower Mount Bethel Township, Stockertown and Easton. Most importantly, he served as Bethlehem's City Council Solicitor for 16 years. He succeeded a fellow you might know. His name is John Morganelli.
With his institutional knowledge, he's without question the most qualified applicant. As he states himself, he'd be able to "hit the ground running". His top priorities are "public safety, fiscal responsibility, and the provision of services".
He indicated he would only serve as a placeholder, leaving the politics to someone else.
Unfortunately, it was politics that ended his position as Solicitor. Dolan wanted him replaced because he gave legal advice, as opposed to telling her what she wanted to hear.
It would be the ultimate irony to see Spadoni selected for the seat she once held.
You can read Spadoni's responses to a few questions here.