Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Talley Considering Run for Lawrence Township Trustee

Councillor Steve Talley
There are few things that can draw a consensus in politics, but one of those things that most people in local politics would agree with is that City-County Councillor Steve Talley is a genuinely nice person.

Agree or disagree with him politically, but Talley is a devoted public servant and an excellent City-County Councillor. In 2011, the former City-County Council President came out of political retirement to reclaim a seat on the Council by a wide margin replacing the ethically-challenged Paul Bateman. Bateman would later be sent to prison for his transgressions.

After the mess with Bateman, District 11 needed a councillor with a moral compass, and it got one with Talley. He has brought honor and dignity back to the seat where it was needed so badly. Now, it appears that he’s ready to move on.

Talley announced at a recent Lawrence Township Democratic Club Meeting that he was considering a run for Lawrence Township Trustee. Russell Brown, the current occupant of that office, is not seeking reelection.

The folks in Lawrence Township have been ably served for years by Talley on the Council. Now, it seems that he wants to continue that service in another capacity. I wish him very well.

2 comments:

Paul K. Ogden said...

"After the mess with Bateman, District 11 needed a councillor with a moral compass, and it got one with Talley. He has brought honor and dignity back to the seat where it was needed so badly."

I would agree with that except for his shockingly sudden change of position regarding TIFs. The change defies any rational explanation.

Jon Easter said...

When a politician changes a position on something, it's not necessarily immoral.