Lentz Breaks Another Campaign Promise; Takes $26,000 in Per Diem Payments After Vowing He Wouldn’t

Lentz Breaks Another Campaign Promise; Takes $26,000 in Per Diem Payments After Vowing He Wouldn’t

How can he reform Washington if he refused to do it in Harrisburg?

DREXEL HILL, PA – After vowing he would not take per diem payments during his campaign for State Representative in 2006, records show that Bryan Lentz accepted over $26,000 in per diem reimbursements during the first three years of his tenure in Harrisburg.
 
Lentz made opposition to legislative perks such as taxpayer-funded vehicles and per diem reimbursements a cornerstone of his 2006 campaign. In a 2006 interview, Lentz said “I don’t intend on collecting a $128 a day per diem. I think I’m supposed to go out there to serve the people.” (Ed Mahon, “Tom Gannon, a 28-year legislator, faces challenger in 161st District”, News of Delaware County, 10/16/2006)
 
The revelation comes a day after it was revealed that Bryan Lentz took a taxpayer-funded car after repeatedly vowing in his campaign to pay for his own vehicle and expenses.

“Bryan Lentz wasted no time reneging on his campaign pledge — he submitted for a per diem reimbursement the day he was sworn into office.  He isn’t a reformer; he’s a hypocrite,” said Kendro. “Voters need to ask themselves, how can we change Washington with a politician who refused to reform Harrisburg?”

Documentation is available of Bryan Lentz’s per diem reimbursements for those interested.

About Pat Meehan

A former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the former District Attorney of Delaware County, Pat Meehan has a proven record of rooting out government waste and corruption, prosecuting tough criminal cases, and implementing innovative new programs to make our communities safer.  As U.S. Attorney, Meehan helped coordinate the region’s terrorism preparedness and response, held manufacturers responsible for illegally discharging hazardous materials into the region’s waters, and established a group to crackdown on predatory lending.  Pat, his wife Carolyn and their three sons Patrick, Jack and Colin, reside in Drexel Hill, Delaware County.  For more information, please visit www.meehanforcongress.com.

September 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments