The race for Commissioner in Hatfield Township is heating up. Republican incumbent, Tom Zipfel, is looking for another term.
“The next couple of years in particular we’re going to refocus our attention to our roadways again. We have just not had the financial ability to put as much money toward our roadways as would have liked to.”
Zipfel has been the president of the Commissioners for the last three years. He says, the Commissioners have been getting along much better compared to the past, but there is unrest stirring. Mark Baskin is running for Commissioner in the 4th ward.
“How can the Township ask us, as residents, when we do upgrades on our house, to abide by the code, and they don’t abide by the code. This creates a double standard.”
Baskin, a PennDot consultant, is running on the Democratic ticket. Baskin and Zipfel were guests on AM Edition Friday morning with Darryl Berger.
The race for commissioner in Hatfield Township’s second ward will be to watch next Tuesday when voters cast their ballots.
“The Board in the past, I don’t really know this personally from my own experiences, but there was a lot of infighting going on and I know they’ve worked on clearing that up and working together again, I just want to be a part of that process.”
That’s Marvin Morris, running on the Democratic ticket. Morris says he’s heard from potential voters that say Hatfield Township is becoming overdeveloped and that traffic is a growing problem.
Bob Rodgers, a Republican candidate for commissioner says, if elected, his top priority will be the Township’s financial wellbeing.
“We need to look how we spend money and we need to prioritize that and we need to put our Police and Fire Department at the very top of the list.”
Rodgers and Morris were guests on the AM Edition Thursday morning.
Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Pat Toomey and many of his colleagues continue to be in disbelief at the level of incompetence and misinformation involving the entire Affordable Health Act. Toomey says, Senator Ron Johnson is crafting a measure to allow people to keep their insurance
“And it would simply codify the promise the President made repeatedly. It would simply says, if you had insurance, prior to December 31st, 2013, you can keep that insurance.”
Toomey was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning with Darryl Berger.
Governor Corbett’s approval ratings continue to be a problem as he looks for another term in office. A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows members of his own party are indifferent and non-supportive of his candidacy.
“Only 34 percent of Republicans rate his performance as excellent or good. We asked an additional question of Republican voters whether the Governor should stand aside so that another Republican could run in his place in 2014 and 44 percent of Republican voters say he should step aside.”
Franklin and Marshall’s Dr. Terry Madonna, a frequent guest on WNPV says just 42 percent believe Corbett should run again. Madonna also says, recent comments by the governor over the issue gay marriage likely dropped his approval ratings. Corbett compared gay marriage to a brother and sister marrying during a t-v interview in Harrisburg.