Democrat Bill Wallace launched his campaign for state senator in the 24th district Saturday at appearances in Lansdale, Quakertown and locations in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. In Lansdale, he questioned the dysfunctional budget process.
“Is it good government to stop funding programs and stop paying state employees because partisan bickering has left Harrisburg in gridlock? I don’t think so. It may be acceptable to the senate and its Republican leadership to close libraries and stop social services in Pennsylvania while they still get paid, but it’s not acceptable to me.”
He made one promise.
“As state senator I will not accept a paycheck if Pennsylvania doesn’t have a budget, and I will propose legislation that no legislator gets paid as long as there’s a budget impasse.”
Wallace lives in Williams Township in Lehigh County and works as an art teacher at Pennridge South Middle School. He is a graduate of Montgomery County Community College and Penn State University. He is running against Republican State Senator Bob Mensch.