WILKES-BARRE – A local activist and frequent critic of Wilkes-Barre government is the first person to announce his intention to run for city council in 2007.
Walter Griffith, 52, said his main goal is to be “a fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers.”
The story says he is running in the same district as Councilwoman Shirley Morio Vitanovec. I'm not up to date on what district that would be since W-B decided to elect 5 council members by districts. I'm not sure about electing the city council by district instead of 7 at large seats but we will see if it works any better. In the past there were usually 20+ names on the ballot on the Democratic side and a handful of Republicans. If it brings some order to that chaos it will be an improvement. So Mr. Griffith is the first of many that will throw their hat into the ring. None of the incumbents have revealed their plans. He even has a blog (Wilkes Barre Taxpayers) but doesn't update it regularly. Time to change that Walter.
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