On Sunday I received a press release from 116th State Rep candidate Ransom Young (D) implying that Tarah Toohil's parents were behind on the property taxes on their home that she lives in. Yes I'm a partisan Democrat but I declined to post it because I thought it was an unfair attack. Toohil's parents are not running for office and I didn't know why they were behind in their tax payments. After the crash of the economy in 2008 many people are having trouble paying property taxes. You can read the release on Ransom's Facebook page dated 8/20/12.
Times Leader reporter Matt Hughes explains that the problem is with a couple of vacant lots and they have paid the taxes owed.
Tarah is rightfully pissed off: “I demand that Mr. Young cease and desist from telling lies about my parents,” Toohil said in a statement. “A public apology to my mother and father is in order. My mother and father are good people and they are not part of the public eye.”
Young doubles down:
“When you’re an adult living with your parents you step up and help out your parents in a time of need,” he said. “… I have nothing to gain by them not paying their taxes. The only thing I have to gain as a township supervisor is having more money for the township and the school district having more money to pay their expenses.”