Friday, January 25, 2013
After a narrow miss in 2009, Scott Ott runs again for Lehigh County's top job.
Scott Ott, 51, a fiscally conservative Republican, told supporters and friends on Jan 24 that he will again run Lehigh County Commissioner in the fall. Ott is making his second attempt for the county's top job which narrowly eluded him in 2009 when, as an unknown, he came within 900 votes of beating seasoned Democratic politico Don Cunningham. He is currently a Lehigh County Commissioner, a position to which he was elected in 2011. “I am running for Lehigh County executive because I want to make our local government more accountable to the taxpayers who fund it and more effective for the people it serves.” Ott said in a written announcement. “I have spent my time on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners fighting for reforms that reduced…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
If Obama is defeated, we may never have a free election again.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Common Sense is the title of pamphlet written by one of our Founding Fathers, Tom Paine, and published first in 1776. It explained to the American colonists, in simple language that all could understand, why they should revolt against Great Britain. It was the best-selling publication in American history, selling more than 500,000 copies in 1776 alone. It created a tremendous change in American opinion and was largely responsible for the success of the American Revolution. It began with the famous words, “These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Paine went …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Lower Macungie man to take a second run at 134th District seat in April 24 special election.
A Lower Macungie resident will get a chance to win the political seat left vacant by the man who defeated him in the 2010 election. Patrick Slattery was nominated on Tuesday to be the Democratic candidate with hopes of becoming the state representative for the 134th District, which comprises portions of Lehigh and Berks counties. The position became vacant when Republican Douglas G. Reichley won a seat in November on the Lehigh County bench. Slattery was the lone Democrat to seek the nomination in the special election that will coincide with the April 24 primary. The Republican Party is expected to name a challenger on Thursday from a reported field of six candidates. “It will be a great honor to represent my community as its State …