After a narrow miss in 2009, Scott Ott runs again for Lehigh County's top job.
Scott Ott, 51, a fiscally conservative Republican, told supporters and friends on Jan 24 that he will again run Lehigh County Commissioner in the fall. Ott is making his second attempt for the county's top job which narrowly eluded him in 2009 when, as an unknown, he came within 900 votes of beating seasoned Democratic politico Don Cunningham. He is currently a Lehigh County Commissioner, a position to which he was elected in 2011. “I am running for Lehigh County executive because I want to make our local government more accountable to the taxpayers who fund it and more effective for the people it serves.” Ott said in a written announcement. “I have spent my time on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners fighting for reforms that reduced…
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 …