Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Letter writer Gloria McVeigh says some of state Rep. Justin Simmons' votes have been "insulting and downright dangerous" to women. Simmons, a Republican, represents Pennsylvania's 131st legislative district.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
To the editor: Women are not single-issue voters. We care as much about education as so-called “women’s” issues. But when politicians threaten havoc on women and their families just to appeal to knee-jerk right-wing voters, you’d better believe we pay attention. How is it possible that, in the 21st century, a major party candidate like Republican Justin Simmons can be so insulting and downright dangerous in his votes affecting women’s most intimate lives? Simmons is state Representative for District 131, which includes western Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, Coopersburg, Upper and Lower Milford townships, eastern Salisbury Township and southeast Allentown. Simmons co-sponsored PA’s infamous law requiring that women submit to …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
John Reynard of Emmaus is the Lehigh County Democratic Committee’s choice to replace Patrick Slattery on the November ballot for the 134th state House seat.
An Emmaus man has been selected by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee to replace Patrick Slattery on the November ballot in the 134th state House district race. John Reynard, a personal investment consultant, will face Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the fall election. Mackenzie won the seat in an April special election against Slattery to see who would fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Doug Reichley, who left state politics to become a Lehigh County judge. Slattery, of Lower Macungie, was expected to again face Mackenzie in November, but he withdrew his name from the race in July, citing personal and professional reasons. In a prepared statement, Reynard said: “I’m extremely honored to have been recommended to fill the slot formerly held …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Emmaus Borough Councilman Wesley Barrett says that he is flattered to be talked about as a potential Democratic contender in the 134th District, but calls those conversations "nothing more than rumor."
An Emmaus Borough Councilman says the rumors that he has been approached by the Democratic Party to run for the 134th Congressional seat in the November general election are just that – rumors. Wesley Barrett, who in addition to sitting on Emmaus Borough Council runs several Emmaus-based businesses under the company name Wesley Works, Inc., says he is appreciative that he is being talked about as the potential Democratic contender in the 134th race against Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the fall. "I'm flattered that my name continually comes up in discussion about who will fill this seat,” Barrett wrote in an email statement to Emmaus Patch, “but it is nothing more than rumor. I have two babies at home, multiple rapidly growing businesses, and …