Do you know your elected officials?

Nicole Radzievich, “Martell not seeking reelection to Bethlehem City Council.” Morning Call, January 5, 2019.

Local elected officials include the mayor and 7 members of City Council.

Can you name them? Can you recognize them?

Moreover, can you characterize their views, their positions, what they have initiated, what they have accomplished, how they have voted, what they stand for?

Some Gadfly followers can, but I think that many – like Gadfly a year or so ago — cannot do these things.

One of Gadfly’s personal goals in this project is to be able to know more about our elected officials so that he can be a more informed voter next time around.

And in educating himself, he hopes he will be doing the same for those of you who need it.

Educated voters – making good choices – striving for the best city government we can get.

The news that CM Martell is not seeking reelection reminds us that there is an election coming, one in which incumbent CP’s Reynolds, Colon, and Van Wirt will be on the ballot.

It’s time to start paying attention to them and to the others as well – for other reelections will roll around, and some of this group even will no doubt be seeking higher office in the future.

We need to “know” them!

So, see how you do – can you identify the council members and the mayor?

If you need help, go here for Council, and here for the Mayor.



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