It appears congratulations are in order for Mary-Beth Lydon, Andrew Kefer and Judyth Zahora for winning spots on the November Democratic Ballot for Pottstown School Director. Sadly, Amy Francis and Michele Pargeon will not be joining their running mates from the Friends Of Pottstown Public Education. Code Blue will now have two candidates on the November ballot.
Voter turn out was pathetically low. I suppose people do not think Primary Elections are important and make no effort to vote. However, by not voting in the Primary Election you are allowing others to dictate your choices in November. This is how good candidates are removed from voter consideration while others creep in by default.
Glossy smear-tactic postcards evidently did the trick for the five candidates Mr. Hylton supported via his Pottstown Citizens For Responsible Government political action committee. Hopefully in November voters will turn out in greater numbers and do more research before voting. Otherwise the Pottstown School Board will become a one-way voting block.
In other election news, Roy’s Rants congratulates Sixth Ward Councilor and “man of the people” Jody Rhoads for his re-election victory. Jody handily defeated his opponent and will be running unopposed in November! “Fight When You’re Right”
We thank everyone who voted today and exercised their constitutional right to take part in a free election. Your vote does make a difference.
Power to the Pottstown People!