Embattled Montgomery County Commissioner, Joe Hoeffel will not run again. Instead, he will support Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards. Shapiro and Richards are running as a team and joined Hoeffel at a news conference where he announced he would not seek relection.
It looks like Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor will run again. Castor was not involved in the Sunshine Law charges leveled against Commissioners Matthews and Hoeffel. The three commissioners have had a strained relationship and frequently made headlines in local papers with their squabbling.
The Republican nominating convention will be held on February 9th and the Democratic Nominating Convention will take place on February 15th.
Let us hope whoever wins can work together for the good of Pennsylvania’s third largest and second wealthiest county!
The Times Heraldis reporting that H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest has revealed Hoeffel and Matthews conducted a meeting with him about the proposed American Revolutionary Center in Valley Forge Park. When Lenfest arrived at One Montgomery Plaza in September, thinking he was meeting with all three county commissioners, only Matthews and Hoeffel were present. Castor stated he was just down the hall, totally unaware that a meeting was taking place.
Hoeffel, in a pathetic attempt to defend his “breakfast meetings” with Matthews said “He wouldn’t be any fun. I don’t want to have breakfast with Bruce Castor.”
My response to this nonsense is, “How old are you Joe??” That sounds a little junior high school for a county commissioner. We are not paying you to “have fun” we are paying you to run Montgomery County which means working and playing well with others, including Bruce Castor! Grow up!
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has decided to open an investigation into alleged Sunshine Law violations by Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Hoeffel and Jim Matthews. The two commissioners were overheard discussing county business by a Times Herald report who broke the story.