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Meet Convention Delegate Ed Pawlowski

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is a delegate to the Democratic Convention.

Editor's Note: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is one of five delegates from the 15th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. 

The 15th District also sent delegates Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, Allentown City Council President Julio Guridy, Kathleen D. Miller of Upper Milford and Miriam Huertas of Allentown. Adrian Shanker of Bethlehem went as an alternate delegate. 

Name: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski

Party: Democratic 

Age: 47

Hometown: Allentown

Political Office/Employment: Mayor

Marital Status/Children:Married to Lisa, with two children Mercy (13) and Alex (11)

Congressional District Represented: 15th

* What makes you proud of the Democratic Party?

    I am proud to be a Democrat because I know that as a party we stand for the ideals and the people who make this country great, the middle class and the least among us.  We work hard to ensure that every American is able to have the advantages necessary to live the American Dream. Throughout history, Democrats have enacted laws and policies to make sure this happens. Under Democratic leadership many such laws and programs were implemented, such as Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, Child Labor Laws, and most recently, the Affordable Care Act.  For these reasons and because of the great leadership of men like Roosevelt, Kennedy, Clinton and Obama, I am extraordinarily proud to be a Democrat.  

* What issues matter in the Lehigh Valley?

 The most pressing issue to us as a region is economic development and job creation.  I am proud to support a president who has led the country on 26 straight months of job growth and has saved the American auto industry. We have much more to do and I am curious to hear the president's economic plan for the second term but I know that for sure we cannot change course back to the failed policies of the Republicans and supply-side economics.

* What are you looking forward to at the Democratic Convention?

 This is my first convention and I am looking forward to the overall experience and meeting other great leaders and activists in our party. I am especially looking forward to the testimony from various individuals and the address by the President on Thursday night.  

Robert Sentner September 04, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Please don't even begin to compare Obama to the likes of Roosevelt, Kennedy, or Clinton, very disrespectful.
An interested bystander September 04, 2012 at 04:50 PM
As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R. and Lincoln — just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history." -- Barack Obama, in an interview with Steve Kroft on '60 Minutes' in December, 2011. Pawlowski is just parroting the view Obama has of himself. My own opinion, he's giving Jimmy Carter a run for worst president in modern history.
Carl W September 05, 2012 at 05:29 AM
I agree! Obama has had to face much worse than these people. He kept us a nation!
Carl W September 05, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Have you people paid ANY attention to what he's done? What's it like on your planet??
Carl W September 05, 2012 at 05:34 AM
"As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president..... " Wondering what you two have done in the legislature, and in U. S. foreign policy??

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