Rice,a security guard with Allied Universal Security Services, is a graduate of Duquesne University (Political Science and History) and George Washington University (Master's degree in Public Policy). His mother's family, the Sottosanti's, have lived on the same land in Palmer Township for over a century. His father's family is from Bangor. He grew up in Palmer.
He's running to address the "poor administration of the Township as well as its "dishonesty and outright corruption." As an example of what he considers corruption, he cites the use of eminent domain against residents. "I take personal issue with the abuses of power and spending the current board is undertaking, and I hope to change that and convince people in Palmer to become more involved."
He might start with himself. According to township regulars, Rice has only ever attended one meeting.
I contacted Colver, who is a bit puzzled at being called a crook. He told me he does no work for the township for which he is paid. Dave Colver, incidentally, was the unpaid construction manager for the Miracle League baseball diamond. I have seen him there multiple times as a volunteer.
In 2016, I listed Colver as one of the top five people I'd want to see running my municipality.
I like to see a young person take interest. But if I were Zane, I'd be a little more careful about baselessly smearing someone.