Pawlowski To Run For Third Term As Allentown Mayor

English: City of Allentown from east side

English: City of Allentown from east side (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His supporters say Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is a visionary; a leader who has ushered unprecedented development into the city with the state-supported Neighborhood Improvement Zone.

His detractors say he’s a man in isolation, unwilling to listen to an angry populace unhappy with his plan to lease one of the city’s most valuable assets.

On Monday, Ed Pawlowski will announce a bid for a third term in office.

And so far, he has no opposition.  Political observers on both sides say that’s unlikely to change.

Read more:  http://www.mcall.com/news/local/allentown/mc-allentown-mayor-pawlowski-candidate-announcemen-20130113,0,6204569.story

Voters Saddle Governor Corbett With Dismal Midterm Grade

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Standard of the Governor of Pennsylvania http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-pa.html#gov (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since a 1968 constitutional revision allowed Pennsylvania governors to seek a second term, every one of them has, and all five have been successful.

Gov. Tom Corbett has said he intends to keep the two-term tradition alive, but poll numbers released last week underscore the possibility that he could break that winning streak.

A Public Policy Polling survey noted that voters gave him some of the lowest approval numbers of any incumbent the organization has tested across the country.  Although his decision to sue the National Collegiate Athletic Association over the draconian sanctions it imposed on Penn State University has proved popular with the state’s voters (despite widespread condemnation by editorial boards), the support for his legal decision has not translated to a boost in his personal popularity.  According to the archives of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll, his midterm job performance numbers were the lowest approval of any recent Pennsylvania governor.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/voters-saddle-gov-corbett-with-dismal-midterm-grade-670203/#ixzz2Huxy3OZJ

Sixth Ward Councilor Jody Rhoads Running For Re-election – May 17, 2011

The Pennsylvania Primary Election will take place next week on Tuesday, May 17th.  “Man of the people” Jody Rhoads is running for re-election as Sixth Ward Councilor.  Jody is asking Sixth Ward residents for their vote on Tuesday.

As your Councilman I

  1. voted against 3 consecutive yearly tax increases
  2. speak up and ask the hard questions
  3. fight for the rights of ALL Pottstown residents
  4. helped re-write and adopt a new and friendlier tree ordinance which eliminated the dysfunctional Tree Commission
  5. worked to get railroad crossings repaired on a heavily traveled road in the east end of Pottstown
  6. was the ONLY Councilman who voted against top administrative pay raises
  7. have helped scores of residents around town with their problems and concerns

                                                                    Fight When You’re Right!