Olga Negron: “an intimate grasp of the challenges facing our city”

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Dear Gadfly:

I encourage Bethlehem residents to attend the special meeting of Bethlehem City Council tomorrow, Monday Jan.6, at 7pm at City Hall Rotunda — at which members of Council will elect their new President.

Councilwoman Olga Negron has indicated her willingness to take on the time-consuming and important job of Council President – and, in my view, Olga would be outstanding in this role.   Olga has been a resident of Bethlehem for decades, raised her family on the South Side, and has been a tireless champion for working people in our city.   She has an extraordinary record of public service, having held leadership positions (as executive director, professional staff or board member) at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem Public Library, Levitt Pavilion/Steel Stacks, Allentown Weed and Seed, La Ola Radio, CUNA, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem, the staff of State Rep Steve Samuelson … and the list goes on and on.

Olga Negron has the seniority to assume this role, having now served for two years as Vice President of Council.  She would bring to the Council Presidency an intimate grasp of the challenges facing our city.   She deserves our support and will represent us well.

Whatever your views on the candidates may be, please attend Monday night’s meeting to express them, so that the whole of City Council can hold them in mind as they choose their next President.

Seth Moglen
Bethlehem resident

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