Follow the money-Deep Throat
Much of the outrage over the re-election of Frank Pizzella as Wilkes-Barre Area School board President has been directed at newly elected board member Christine Katsock.
I was always a fan of Christine who has run for many offices over the years as a Republican and self described taxpayer watchdog. She came within 800 votes of defeating Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton in 2003 and gave State Rep Eddie Day Pashinski a run for his money in 2006. I was happy when she finally won an election to something. Then something happened (dispute with Steve Urban?) that prompted her to change her registration and was spotted working the polls for Tom Leighton when he ran for re-election.
She had no comment when asked to explain her vote for Pizzella but it's not hard to figure out if you look at her Campaign Finance Report. Frank Pizzella was her top cash contributor pitching in $3000. She also got $1800 as a in-kind contribution from the Friends of Frank Pizzella. Other notable contributions came from engineer Michael Pasonick who does business with just about every government agency in Luzerne County and has been implicated in the ongoing corruption scandal. Owners and employees of Apollo Electric chipped in $2000 and the owners of Popple Construction $2000.