Julian Stolz: ‘I Take my Marching Orders From no One’
East Penn School Director Julian Stolz takes a moment at the end of the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors to set the record straight.
A rather contentious meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors on Monday night ended with a soliloquy by School Director Julian Stolz in which Stolz tried to set the record straight about the motivations behind his actions as a school board member.
Stolz answered Board President Charles Ballard’s final call for new business by expressing his desire to clear the air.
“I have a statement that I wanted to make,” Stolz said, adding that he had been prompted to speak, in part, by a comment made by Director Alan Earnshaw earlier in the meeting. During a debate about administrative raises Earnshaw alluded to Stolz’s “interest in seeking higher political office.”
Stolz said: “Mr. Earnshaw brought it up and I have seen in the public domain – most recently in the Patch forum – that I am simply a Republican Party hack, along with accusations that I take my marching orders from Mr. Otto Slozer.
“I take my marching orders from no one,” Stolz added.
Stolz, a graduate of Emmaus High School, went on to say that he has been attending East Penn School Board meetings since he was 16.
“I base my votes on common sense and on an ideological conviction for less government and lower taxes,” he said. “I just wanted to put that statement out there in the public domain.
“The last couple of meetings I have gotten very emotional and I am always the one being attacked for being against the children. I try to be a representative of the public and remain true to my personal convictions.”
During the board’s Aug. 14 meeting, Stolz was very vocal about the Willow Lane busing issue and the how much he “cares about the safety and welfare of the children of East Penn.”
For more coverage of the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn School Board meeting, click on the links below: