Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski announced his campaign yesterday for a third term but refused to talk about a possible bid for Governor in 2014. Instead the press inquiries were met with the standard “I’m concentrating on this race.” He didn’t answer my question whether or not he’d serve a full term as Mayor if re-elected amidst many rumors he wants to run against Gov. gasbag next year. I interviewed him following his speech and asked what Billy Joel might say about his city if he visited it now. Allentown is building a civic center and the Mayor mused that perhaps the entertainer would come to Allentown.
We also spoke about the scourge of drug violence and guns.