Hazleton-Local artist and coffee shop owner John Medashefski filed nomination papers for the city’s top office on Tuesday as a member of the Libertarian Party. He will run against Barletta in the November general election...."Look at the city. It’s a deplorable mess. Friends and relatives tell me they feel like prisoners in their own homes. There’s been three shootings since the primary. It’s like the wild west. Something’s got to be done,” Medashefski said.
He says he's optimistic about his chances, I'm not. Crime, roads and playgrounds are always good issues but Barletta is the local hero right now winning both the Republican and Democratic nominations.
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