East Penn Candidates Ignore CEPTA Invite
John Reynard, who is running for the 134th State House Seat, and Rick Daugherty, who is running in the 15th Congressional District, are the only candidates who responded to a CEPTA Candidates Night invitation for Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Six invitations to tonight’s CEPTA - East Penn Candidates Night were distributed, but just two affirmative RSVPs came back, according to John Donches of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association (CEPTA).
Emmaus resident John Reynard, who is running for the 134th State House Seat, and Rick Daugherty, who is running in the 15th Congressional District, are the only candidates who accepted an invitation to tonight's CEPTA Candidates Night, Donches said.
CEPTA invited the candidates running in the three races that impact the East Penn School District -- the 134th and 131st State House races and the 15th U.S. Congressional race, he explained.
The candidate pairings in those races are:
134th State House Race
Incumbent Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-134th) vs. Democratic Challenger John Reynard
131st State House Race
Incumbent Rep. Justin Simmons (R-131st ) vs. Democratic Challenger John Deely
Of the six candidates, only Reynard and Daugherty had answered the CEPTA invitation positively as of late Monday afternoon, Donches told Emmaus Patch. There had been no response at all from Simmons or Deely. As a result, Donches said he expected that none of the other candidates would be participating in tonight's event.
Candidates Night is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Fire Company #1, corner of 6th and Broad streets in Emmaus. The program, which will include the chance for audience members to ask questions of the candidates, will run approximately two hours.