In case you forgot, this is the Mayor whose City Hall was raided by the FBI and discovered his closest advisor and friend was wearing a wire during meetings.
Most officials probably would’ve taken all this as a sign to step aside. That’s how the Allentown City Council felt anyway when they gave him a vote of no confidence. In fact, back in September 2015 we asked our readers if Pawlowski would make it to the end of his current term and 80% didn’t think he’d even get that far.
Nonetheless, the Pawlowski launched with an announcement video and a new website. As Emily Opilo of the Morning Call pointed out, this was very likely done so the Mayor could avoid any of the questions from the press he otherwise might’ve gotten at a public event.
“We’ve seen billions of dollars of new investments and thousands of new jobs come into our city, and we did it all without raising your property taxes for the last 12 years,” Pawlowski states. “As such, it is my intention today to announce that I am running again for mayor.”
Opilo points out that Pawlowski already has five opponents in the May 16th Democratic primary.