I am always glad to read stories about young people who want get involved and make a difference. A young woman and student at Harrisburg Area Community College is running for a Harrisburg City School Board seat. In an interesting turn of events, a candidate supported by Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson challenged Destini Hodges’ candidacy. Autumn Cooper was trying to make sure everyone running was “legit”. Hmmmmmmm…
Fortunately, Commonwealth Court upheld a March 21st decision by Dauphin County Judge, Scott Evans to allow Destini to stay on the ballot for the May 17th Democratic primary.
We find Ms. Cooper’s motives rather questionable. Ms. Cooper was appointed to the former board of control by Mayor Linda Thompson last year. This year Ms. Cooper is being supported by Linda Thompson for a seat on the school board. The fact that the first ruling was appealed to Commonwealth Court is ridiculous.
Our advice to Ms. Cooper is to not take any wooden nickels from the mayor.