Friday, February 03, 2017
McClure Reports Raising $37,000 For Exec Race
Incumbent Executive John Brown, who is expected to seek re-election, is starting the year $35,980 in debt and with just $670.20 cash on hand. Maybe he should ask McClure for a loan.
It is unclear whether all five at-large Council members will seek re-election.
Mat Benol has told me he's undecided. He closed out his campaign account in 2014. Seth Vaughn, who told me he's running and will win, has no money. Peg Ferraro who will likely be the top vote getter, has $193.90 Glenn Geissinger is tapped, too. His account shows him with just $308.60.
I have hard all kinds of crazy stories about Democratic Council candidates. I am pretty sure Lori Vargo Heffner is running because she was at last night's Council meeting. She has no money.
On Monday, I'll tell you about campaign finance reports filed by Allentown Mayor Edwin "Fed Ed" Pawlowski, Easton Mayor Sal Panto and Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez. I am a fairly severe Panto critic, but was impressed by his report. I am a Donchez supporter,but am disappointed again by his heavy reliance on crony capitalists. And Fed Ed proves he's as nontransparent as ever.