Steve Lynch, the unopposed GOP candidate for Northampton County Executive, has promised to provide transparency and accountability to local government. He even vowed to provide quarterly reports of his campaign finance, enabling you to follow the money. But guess what? There's been no quarterly report. More importantly, he just missed the filing deadline for the pre-primary campaign finance report required by law. It was due on Friday. Instead of providing the accountability and transparency promised and required by law, he was in Ocean City, MD.
Incumbent Executive Lamont McClure filed his preprimary report early last week and ahead of schedule. His money comes mostly from unions and people who owe their jobs to him. To me, the real story was the $180,000 warchest, something I've never seen in the beginning stages of an executive race.
You can criticize McClure for accepting these funds, but he's told you who they are. He's been accountable and transparent. Lynch has already broken the law and prefers to keep you in the dark.
He will be fined, and on a daily basis, until he files his report. Moreover, he must pay this fine from his own pocket.