I definitely blog in Williamsport, about Williamsport, FOR Williamsport! I moved to Williamsport about 6 years ago and I have been consistently disappointed with the political landscape here. Why is it that a Republican Mayor is so scared about party politics that he endorses a Republican candidate for State Representative who beat his wife and had a restraining order against him? This makes no sense, I wasn't able to vote in the primaries but on the Republican side I liked Rebecca Burke and I'm hoping that she comes public and endorses Mirabito!
Do the owners all of these houses I pass with Dave Huffman signs out front know what kind of person Dave Huffman REALLY is?! I'm a republican and a christian and I can not in good conscious vote for a coward who physically and verbally abused his wife!
When I heard about Dave Huffman's past I didn't believe it at first, but then I did my own research and was astonished at what I found. Dave Huffman owns no property in Lycoming County, is UNEMPLOYED, is a Domestic Abuser, and is NOT a Christian in action, only words. Not to mention, he has repeatedly stated that he will never vote for a tax increase which in today's economic situation is an ill-advised and ignorant position to take. How can an underfunded education system rely on someone who will blindly vote no at every chance he can? I'm not talking about paying teachers, but FUNDING EDUCATION! You cut a property tax to give the taxpayer relief, then you need to use a tax increase somewhere else to maintain education funding!
The biggest problem I have is the subterfuge being used by those who Dave Huffman has surrounded himself with in this election. Charles Messner, Jamie Gilbert, Jason Fetter, and Michael Fetzer have been making statements in the virtual newsroom and/or letters to the editor as though they are just casually interacting with Dave Huffman when in all reality they are campaigners for Dave Huffman. Isn't that kind of subterfuge, while legal, not very ethical? I would assume that they know of Dave Huffman's past transgressions and have still chosen to support him. As far as I can tell Dave Huffman is a slightly unstable, unethical, and ignorant little man and he and his supporters should be held accountable to their actions.
And Mr. Fetter, next time you choose to not teach your Pennsylvania College of Technology class and have Dave Huffman in to substitute for you, make sure you accept responsibility for him telling students to vote for him like he did this past April. I had friends who were in those Marketing classes.
Please vote for Rick Mirabito, a man who won't beat his wife, who will not intimidate people in a retirement community, who will not intimidate college students, and who will NOT blindly vote NO simply because a tax is presented.