(52nd in a series of posts on candidates for election)
Dana Grubb is a lifelong resident of the City of Bethlehem who worked 27 years for the City of Bethlehem in the department of community and economic development, as sealer of weights and measures, housing rehabilitation finance specialist, grants administrator, acting director of community and economic development, and deputy director of community development.
I reviewed the reports [see Gadfly post #50] and find it disgusting the way elected officials like to use other people’s money to support the candidates of their own choice. They don’t even have the decency to write a check from their own personal accounts.
If I support candidate ‘A’ with a donation, what makes them think I support candidate ‘B’? If I did, I’d give candidate ‘B’ a donation as well.
This is a big problem in Bethlehem, where incumbents spend other people’s hard-earned dollars to promote their own individual agendas and candidates to further cement their place politically.
And it’s just not that they’re doing it, it’s the amounts! They have no shame and the voters should call them out on it by rejecting them whenever they run again. It’s deplorable, and the comprehensive ethics ordinance rejected by some of them doing this certainly brings into question their own ethics.