Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Five Democrats Seek Four At-Large Seats in Bethlehem

Bethlehem City Council is comprised of seven members, each of whom is elected at-large (city-wide). It's a part-time job with a salary of just $7,100. Four seats are up for re-election this year, and five Democrats have filed nomination petitions. No Republican is running. 

The candidates include incumbents Bryan Callahan and Grace Crampsie Smith. He's the brother of the City's former Mayor, a teacher and owner of the Callahan Driving School. She's a guidance counselor at the Easton Area School District, mmk? 

The three newcomers are (1) Hillary Kwiatek, a communications specialist at Lehigh who unsurprisingly is a prolific tweeter; (2) Kiera Wilhelm, Director of Fig Magazine and small business cheerleader; and (3) Rachel Leon, a Navy vet pursuing a global studies degree. 

Of the two incumbents, only Callahan voted No to the five per cent tax hike and the defunding of four firefighters. 

Blogger's Note: Crampsie-Smith did try to restore the firefighter positions. When she failed, she went ahead and voted for the budget anyway. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bless their hearts!

Anonymous said...

Taxes will go up--if you vote for that way--no doubt about it look at their history

Anonymous said...

yes and he also brought in Eric Evans wife as business manager and immediatley gave her a raise of $12000.00 which could have and should have gone towards a couple of firefighters so stop making him sound so pro bethlehem bernie a report all the facts about Mr Callahan

Anonymous said...

dems are destroying the country-- and that is a fact--border, pipe line, women sports and this is just the start---this fake blog will not let the truth be told...

Bernie O'Hare said...

5:15, I believe as you do that hiring her was a mistake and pure nepotism. Callahan did vote No to the budget giving her a nice raise.