GIVE THEM THE BYRD!
I will stay on top of the Stedman/Hatch Act situation.
There was a city council meeting last night and former Mayor Art Morris addressed them to honor Charlotte Katzenmoyer and her 17 years of service to the city as the former Director of Public Works (Morris is pictured left and you can watch the meeting here).
But the highlight of the meeting was Darlene Byrd – again! This woman is wonderful and did she ever let council have it – again! I hope to have a transcript of her comments here tomorrow. She should be on city council!
** A police chief running for district judge in Tuesday’s primary ran afoul of a law that restricts the political activity of anyone working for agencies that receive money from the federal government.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has determined that under the Hatch Act Ed Tobin cannot run for district judge while also serving as the Warwick Township police chief, the candidate said Tuesday.
Yesterday, during the Debra Slaymaker-Walker bail debacle, I googled District Judge Edward Tobin and one of the first things to come up was the above LNP article from May of 2011, “Law forces candidate for judge to quit job ,” (click here).
Now this is getting complicated but please bear with me. A comment came into this site about District Attorney Craig Stedman who is running to be a judge and possible violations of the Hatch Act. The comment included this:
He will do ANYTHING to become a judge, including break the law. And speaking of that, as soon as he announces his candidacy and/or opens up a campaign (finance) with the Pa Dept of State, he will be in violation of the Hatch Act.
I was under the belief that the Hatch Act only applies to federal employees but as the article states it also applies to anyone receiving money from the federal government. So as I research this, I would also appreciate anyone’s opinion on Stedman and the Hatch Act and when and if he is in violation of it.
GUARDING THE ASSETS!
On Monday of this week, the law firm representing the Chapter 7 trustee in the Worley & Obetz bankruptcy filed a “Petition to Intervene” in the divorce proceedings of Julie and Jeffrey Lyons (see below).
I am told this is rare but it happens! They don’t want any assets hidden!
Please check back later today.