Hopefully this won’t cost him any votes, but, we’re excited to endorse and vote for J. William Reynolds tomorrow in the Bethlehem mayoral primary tomorrow.
There is no Republican entry so, pretty much, whoever wins between Reynolds and Bob Donchez is assured the nod. Unless Tom Ring decides to run on the Independent ticket or something.
Anyway, you should vote for Reynolds for a few reasons. And, these are my reasons, so if you want to get all political and nitpicky about finances and boring stuff like that. Go ahead, just do so in the comments where people can ignore you.
1. While I’m sure Donchez is a nice dude, he seems kinda boring. I mean, there’s NOTHING wrong with being boring, but if you’re the mayor of Funtown, you have to have a little bit of party in you.
I’m not saying that Reynolds is going to hold keggers at City Hall or anything, but I think having some youthful vigor in a town that has a surging young populace who CARES about things, is very good. It’ll keep people involved.
2. Reynolds is inexperienced? Sure. But so were current Mayor John Callahan and former Mayor Don Cunningham, both of whom are championed for making Bethlehem what it is today. Bethlehem doesn’t need to become a rubber stamp type of government or community.
Residents should be proud that the city has become a source of inspiration for other communities while overcoming some of its own problems. I think we need to keep that type of “forging forward” mentality.
3. I heard a rumor that Reynolds will offer free doughnuts once in awhile. Krispy Kremes*
4. This is the type of election that can shape the next decade or so of not only the political landscape, but also the community landscape. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with all of Reynolds policies, what’s important is that electing a young, grass-roots mayor who cares deeply about the city is going to rub off onto other people and groups.
People are going to want to get involved because they see how they were able to make positive changes in their own community through their act of voting This is especially true for groups like the Bethlehem Food Co-Op, for example, a group that relies on the spirit of its volunteers and the help of politicians who will take a bit of time to help them out.
5. I heard if he wins, he’ll buy everyone some Fratzola’s Pizza*
6. If you don’t vote for him, it’s the equivalent of voting for your super boring uncle who just wants things to be all slowy downy for the next four years. Four years! Cmon. We can’t let that happen.
Alright, that’s all I got. So, vote tomorrow, take a minute out of your day!
*Probably not true.