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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

15th U.S. Congressional Race
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Charles Dent, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"dent-votes-to-repeal-obamacare"} --> (R-15th) vs. Democratic Challenger

John Donches September 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM
John Donches Point of clarification. I did not say the candidates did not respond. What I said was that the other candidates had other commitments. Who knows for sure? They may be able to come tonight if there is a change in their schedule
An interested bystander September 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
CEPTA has become too polarizing a group to play this role.
Giovanni Landi September 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM
From John Donches I would like to mention a web site, ( epcat.us ),  that CEPTA uses to host our video recordings we have of our meetings.  Anyone can go there and see the previous “Candidates Nights” we sponsored. There are also many other useful public informational subjects such as; a three part forum on public education within the EPSD area and a disaster preparedness talk given by Emmaus fire and ambulance corps. You will also be able to see Emmaus Borough Committee meetings and East Penn School District board meetings. Just type-  epcat.us    in your search engine of choice and check out the many polarizing videos of interest within the East Penn area. Please come out and ask the Candidates some questions. That’s why we host these types of events and remember they are free and open to all, hope to see you there.

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