|Tony Catino, model prospect|
The first write-on candidate considered is Ron Angle, who was endorsed unanimously by the GOP Executive Committee at their March 26 meeting. Ron was very flattered, but should not be. Republicans are just throwing him into the breach for appearances. If they think that he would be a John Brown ally, they are sadly mistaken.
Next year's budget would have to include several dozen body bags, mostly for the people on top.
The other write-in candidate, a newcomer named Anthony Catino, mysteriously appeared on the scene right after the Executive Committee endorsement. He announced on March 29, just three days after Angle was endorsed. On his Facebook page, he calls himself a "Young Exuberant Candidate For Northampton County Controller."
He also appears to have no understanding of the job. One of his earlier Facebook entries, which he has since removed, asserts that his job as Controller would be to help Brown grown the economy.
His Linked-In Profile states his plan in life is "to work efficiently to rise to the top of the business world." He currently works for Tru-Colors Restoration, a reputable home remodeling firm in the Slate Belt.
He is a college graduate, with a business degree from DeSales.
Like most young people, he has had some minor run-ins with the law. On 10/23/13. he pleaded guilty to driving without a valid inspection. That still happens to me at times. But a little more troubling is his 5/12/14 guilty plea to driving while under suspension. That would mean another suspension.
Bus service to the courthouse from Bangor is really lousy.
If his write-in bid fails, he is listed with Explore Talent as a modeling and acting hopeful. So he's got that going for him.
I'm glad he's running. In a democratic form of government, we do better when we have a choice.