Jim Eckstein announces candidacy for ...

Jim Eckstein announces candidacy for county commissioner

There are 71 comments on the Butler Eagle story from Jan 26, 2011, titled Jim Eckstein announces candidacy for county commissioner. In it, Butler Eagle reports that:

A Butler Township man is running for county commissioner again. Democrat Jim Eckstein, 54, said it's time for not just a change, but a difference in government.

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HOW

Butler, PA

#1 Jan 27, 2011
Yes yes YES! Make a clean sweep of it!

NO INCUMBENTS!

Young bloods WE NEED YOU!

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11027/1120723-...

"...first date petitions for candidates can be circulated is Feb. 15. The deadline for submission is March 8. Some 250 signatures are needed to be a candidate for commissioner...The primary election will be MAY 17."

Scott g

Butler, PA

#2 Feb 11, 2011
He is a piece of garbage
Lcc

Butler, PA

#3 Feb 11, 2011
He is a Fu cking idiot if u vote for this idiot there is something wrong with you
WHAT

Butler, PA

#6 Feb 11, 2011
Compared to the good ol commissioners in office now?

He is an improvement.
agree

Butler, PA

#8 Feb 14, 2011
"what" i agree with you. maybe something will actually get done. you'd think they'd care about the county seat, but they sure as hell don't.
Homey

Bronx, NY

#9 Feb 15, 2011
http://www.thepeoplesvoiceonline.com/

Mr Ecksteins website, I watch him comment on channel 10 county meetings and were his delivery of facts is a little strange it in no way changes the facts
Tom

Butler, PA

#10 Mar 12, 2011
This moron needs to dissapear , tired of his stupid comments and the time this idiot wastes at the meetings
Bill w

Butler, PA

#11 Mar 15, 2011
This idiot is a joke, almost comical if your that stupid to vote for him you deserve his reign
Todd

Butler, PA

#12 Apr 5, 2011
What a fricking dirtbag
LCc

Butler, PA

#13 Apr 6, 2011
I d rather see cornelious from planet of the apes run the county than this f----ing idiot
Brian d

Butler, PA

#16 Sep 21, 2011
White trash
WHAT

Butler, PA

#17 Oct 17, 2011
FYI
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Published: October 17, 2011 Butler Eagle Local Newspaper

Eckstein is easy choice

The status quo in the Butler County courthouse has not been good for Butler County residents. As long as I can remember, this county has been governed by a tightly knit circle from both political parties who have squandered our tax money on perks for themselves and their cronies.
The commissioners have taken advantage of the fact that the vast majority of county residents don’t pay much attention to county politics. While most of us were asleep, the commissioners were paying for full health care benefits ($14,000 per crony) for county row office attorneys working as few as five hours annually. While most of us were asleep, the commissioners were refinancing the prison bonds one year after the original issue at the same interest rate, paying another friend more than $200,000 for each bond issue. At a closed-door meeting, the commissioners made the decision to raise their own pensions to the maximum allowed by state law.
Thankfully, one Butler County citizen has not been asleep like most of us. Jim Eckstein has attended more than 90 commissioners meetings since 2006, and has demanded the commission-ers’ accountability for these and countless other travesties.
On Nov. 8, Butler County voters have what I consider to be an easy choice. We can choose two established insiders, current Commissioner Dale Pinkerton and former Commissioner Bill McCarrier, or we can choose Eckstein.
Eckstein has spent much time trying to bring changes in government for our benefit while being outside of government. I know he will do more inside government.
We can vote for “the team” of past and future Butler County insiders, or for Eckstein, who will work for the team of Butler County taxpayers.
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Fugi Sisca
Butler Township
Homey

Bronx, NY

#18 Oct 18, 2011
I also am tired of the check pant white shoes boys club that reward their cronies with contracts and hidden paydays. I will be voting for Mr Eckstein
Homey

Bronx, NY

#19 Oct 19, 2011
Insiders fear Eckstein

I read with interest the Oct. 17 letter from Fugi Sisca regarding the bipartisan cabal that has run Butler County as long as most of us can remember. I wholeheartedly agree that they have squandered our money for years.
The cabal, for good reason, fears Jim Eckstein. As Sisca mentioned, Eckstein repeatedly has called the commissioners to task for their questionable practices and, if elected, will continue to represent the citizens, not the inner circle headquartered at the Butler Country Club.
The choice for commissioner is indeed clear.
Those who are insiders will choose current Commissioner Dale Pinkerton, former Commissioner Bill McCarrier or Jerry Johnston, who claims that making noise is not a solution and that he is qualified because he is a team player — not really a good argument when there are questions about the judgment being used in the spending of our tax dollars.
The insiders who essentially own Butler County fear Eckstein. With Eckstein as a commissioner, they will no longer make closed-door decisions that enrich their friends at our expense.
With Eckstein as a commissioner, all citizens of Butler County will have a voice.
I am not a Butler County insider; I am voting only for Eckstein.
The rest of the unheard voices in this county would be well advised to do the same.
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Joe Talarico
Jackson Township
Homey

Bronx, NY

#20 Oct 20, 2011
Don’t elect puppets

I am concerned about the up-coming election for Butler County commissioners.
We all know about cronyism and forcing through legislation by “I will vote the way you do.”
I am concerned about those ads and road signs that list Dale Pinkerton and Bill McCarrier together. They are a team and probably will vote the same.
Is this what we want in the commissioners office?
No. We need some individuals who will think for themselves and bring about changes that will improve Butler County.
Let’s not have puppets in the commissioners office.
Larry Johnston and Jim Eckstein will bring about individual thinking and the changes we need in that office. We have had enough cronyism and “you rub my back, and I’ll rub yours.”
Let’s get some real individualism in the commissioners office. Johnston and Eckstein will do that.
This election we should vote for change.
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Arthur Richards Jr.
Slippery Rock Township
Tim k

Butler, PA

#21 Nov 8, 2011
I hope this piece of trash loses he is garbage
Time for Change

Coraopolis, PA

#22 Nov 9, 2011
Nice work Jim
HOW

Butler, PA

#23 Nov 9, 2011
Will our voices be considered?
Our concerns aired?

WE WILL BE WATCHING!

BRAVO JIM
Homey

Bronx, NY

#24 Nov 9, 2011
Congrats Commissioner Eckstein
The masses are asses

Meadville, PA

#25 Nov 9, 2011
Congratulations Butler. You thought the feds raised inneffectiveness, bickering, and incompetence to new heights? You ain't seen nothing yet. Just when Butler County was poised for some very nice growth and development, we do this.

The voters deserve everything they get. And those who didn't vote deserve it in spades.

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