There are five at-large seats on Northampton County Council, meaning these officials are elected country-wide. One seat is held by Republican Peg Ferraro, who is in her last year as an elected official. The remaining four seats are held by McGee and fellow Democrats Ron Heckman, Lori Vargo-Heffner and Tara Zrinski.
It is believed all four of the incumbent Democrats will seek re-election. Ron Heckman informally announced on Facebook yesterday, and Zrinski has asked her Facebook friends for suggestions on a campaign logo. Vargo-Heffner has said nothing yet, but it is clear that she wanted to become President to raise her visibility.
McGee is the business manager for the asbestos union. He introduced a responsible contractor ordinance in his first term, and it withstood a legal challenge in federal court.
He's made a few mistakes, such as when he attempted to punish a group of career service probation officers by trying to deny them a payhike after they decertified a union. But there have been no tax hikes during his tenure, and I expect to see all incumbents benefit from the CARES Act grants to small businesses, even though no county money was involved.
Though Northampton County is increasingly becoming Republican, I expect McGee to win if only because he is willing to spend the money it takes. That was his recipe for success in the last race.