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134th House Race: Reynard Comes Out Swinging

John Reynard, Democratic candidate for the 134th House seat, blasted GOP opponent Rep. Ryan Mackenzie before he detailed his platform at a CEPTA-sponsored forum.

Democrat John Reynard, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"lehigh-county-dems-make-pick-for-134th-state-house-seat"} --> came out swinging at Tuesday night’s CEPTA-sponsored Candidates Night, although his Republican opponent in the race for the 134th District State House seat,

Nic September 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I just saw this on PoliticsPA. Apparently, while John Reynard was blasting Ryan for never owning a home and paying property taxes, Reynard himself was committing tax fraud. Mr. Reynard has a homestead tax exemption on a home in Northampton County which is not his primary residence. Homestead tax exemptions are only available for primary residents. (http://www.politicspa.com/918-morning-buzz/41254/) Mr. Reynard responds by saying that he notified the post office, the Commonwealth of PA, and the tax collection company than he moved. So he evidently knew to notify the proper agencies but chose not to notify Northampton County regarding his residency. He's been in Emmaus for three years and continues to collect tax benefits (paid for by hard-working taxpayers) from Northampton County. (http://www.politicspa.com/919-morning-buzz-2/41318/) What a fight to pick, Mr. Reynard. Complaining about Mr. Mackenzie's property taxes while you are cheating the county and illegally collecting a tax benefit paid for by hard-working Pennsylvanians. This is becoming a circus. Unbelievable.
Interested Observer September 19, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Wow, I can't believe that the Patch decided to report on the personal attacks by Reynard and keep this hidden. I am sure they had the same info if politicspa did! What a travesty...and, again, what a joke Mr. Reynard is.
Unum e Pluribus September 19, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I now know why the Democrats picked Reynard. They had to find a dupe to run against Mackenzie. Patch should make the headline, "Reynard comes out swinging... hits himself in the face and knocks himself out". If Reynard was serious about stopping the PA brain drain, he could support Right to Work, and vow to eliminate all the regulations, permits and other BS companies have to do to start a business in this Commonwealth. Lowering corporate income tax and all the other nuisance business taxes at every level would lower the cost of doing business and make PA more business friendly.
careless fills September 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I wonder if the Democratic Party regrets selecting a homophobic, Harvard hating candidate who wants to cut the sales tax?
Emily September 23, 2012 at 03:35 AM
John Reynard's attacks on Ryan Mackenzie have been: 1) He's 28 years old. 2) He lives with his parents. 3) He doesn't have a girlfriend. 4) He was hand-selected for this position by Harrisburg. 5) He went to Harvard. Even if these were legitimate attacks, the first four our flat out wrong. (Number 4 is the funniest: complaining that Ryan is a hand-picked campaign hack--even though he was elected by both primary AND a special election voters--while Reynard himself was hand-picked by the Democratic Party to replace the man who actually won the primary. Democracy at its finest.) So this leaves grievance #5: Ryan went to Harvard. Clearly this disqualifies him...along with Obama, Romney, and even JFK. Reynard may have finally realized he's running for office, but he clearly hasn't figured out who he's running against.

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