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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John J

Cochranville, PA

#48 Jan 22, 2012
Ive noticed reading through all these posts that all comments that are pro Eckstein contain substance and are factual, but the comments that are anti-Eckstein are only insulting and contain no reasons or facts of any kind for the most part. Just an observation. Could these negative comment be from, or originate from those that are part of the corrupt system? Could it be they are afraid of Jim?
lcc

Butler, PA

#49 Mar 8, 2012
hope all u people who voted for this piece of scum r happy im trying to get this piece of white trash impeached
now now

Butler, PA

#50 Mar 8, 2012
He should be sued for how he publicly defamed the CYS director. If he has legitimate concerns involving any county personnel, he needs to learn to deal with them professionally and privately. I have no respect for him after that display.
EYES WIDE OPEN

Butler, PA

#51 Mar 9, 2012
CRITICIZES? Get REAL!

"verbally attacked"...really?

BRAVO for the guy looking into this and I hope more of this is reported in public meetings.

Hope he looks into conference trips of the HOUSING AUTHORITY.
They might be a bigger offender than CYS!

Maybe the headline could have read "Commissioner QUESTIONS conference trips".

His "colleagues" may think critical of his choice, but it is a positive one. Too bad the local newspaper is spinning his intentions.

GOOD WORK Mr. E THANK YOU!

Comments above are opinions from article in Butler Eagle 3/01/12
"Commissioner criticizes conference trips
After Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein on Wednesday verbally attacked a county department head, his colleagues criticized his conduct at meetings.
lcc

Butler, PA

#52 Mar 9, 2012
this guy is a fu----- idiot
lcc

Butler, PA

#53 Mar 9, 2012
hey john j ur an idiot also if u voted for this piece of worthless s-it!
Time for Change

Coraopolis, PA

#54 Mar 9, 2012
now now wrote:
He should be sued for how he publicly defamed the CYS director. If he has legitimate concerns involving any county personnel, he needs to learn to deal with them professionally and privately. I have no respect for him after that display.
That's funny. Defamation is stating something that is untrue. Look how Pinkerton handled the CYS worker and called out her sick days at a public meeting. That got the county in trouble with the Labor Relations Board but no defamation lawsuit.
lcc

Butler, PA

#55 Mar 12, 2012
Time for Change wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm just asking. What makes him trash? What are you getting at?
he is a mouthy piece og sh it any other questions?
lcc

Butler, PA

#56 Mar 12, 2012
this piece of scum sh it should be impeached fu ck you jim eckstein you will get yours as shole screw u
lcc

Butler, PA

#57 Mar 12, 2012
jim u do not even deserve the title of comissioner u deserve the title of butler county fu c kstick u piece of tra sh
EYES WIDE OPEN

Butler, PA

#58 Mar 15, 2012
Thanks for your individual thinking on travel & FREE LUNCH for gov. employees!

After watching recent meeting, I see your are for nice growth and development & your actions reflect this.

My opinion is you are not demeaning anyone only asking for accountability.

Please keep up the good work and don't let the spinners of good ol boys sway your way.

THANKS MR. E

Time for Change

Coraopolis, PA

#59 Mar 15, 2012
Check out tonights article in the Eagle folks. "Eckstein chided over remarks Board asked to issue censure"

Itzi Meztli, Eckstein's former campaign manager, is asking the commisioners to censure Eckstein for comments at previous meetings. Wonder what made Itzi defect? Maybe Jim pissed some of his friends off. Sorry Itzi the residents of the county come first.

I agree with Commisioner Eckstein. He vows a federal case if he is censured. Where the hell was Itzi and friends when the Labor Relations Board chided Pinkerton for revealing and employees sick days? That was a personal attack, far different than Ecksten calling out department heads for wasteful spending. The party is over.

It's hard to please them all up there at the county, especially when most of the employees are friends and relatives.

Hang in there Jim and thank you for your service!
Observer

Butler, PA

#60 Mar 16, 2012
You people who think he's doing a great job are more moronic than he is. No small feat.
Predictable

Butler, PA

#61 Apr 3, 2012
Eckstein has been in office for 3 months and he is being sued by a county employee and in a separate lawsuit a commissioner (Pinkerton). He is too stupid and incompetent to recognize the liability he is for Butler County. He will cost the taxpayers far more in legal expenses than he will ever save in spending. Maybe a "Save Our County" campaign is in order. We could engage him in leading the effort in getting rid of himself.
Perry Mason

Bronx, NY

#62 Apr 4, 2012
Commissioner sued for defamation of colleague
Butler County Commissioner Jim Eckstein is being sued by another commissioner for alleged defamation.
In a civil complaint filed in county court Tuesday, Commissioner Dale Pinkerton is seeking more than $35,000 in damages from Eckstein for alleged defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false light.
According to the complaint, Eckstein falsely accused Pinkerton of giving the county personnel director a 20 percent pay hike in return for her husband, who is a state trooper, getting him out of a driving under the influence charge.
EYES WIDE OPEN

Butler, PA

#63 Apr 6, 2012
Just wanted to say THANKS AGAIN
For your efforts in asking for accountability from
public servants. Local Butler Eagle Paper in my opinion is doing a real spin job AGAIN!

What a shame the community local paper is the way it is.
Obama

Butler, PA

#64 Jan 23, 2015
lcc wrote:
jim u do not even deserve the title of comissioner u deserve the title of butler county fu c kstick u piece of tra sh
He is a piece of rotten sh it
Dan

Butler, PA

#65 Jan 24, 2015
LCc wrote:
I d rather see cornelious from planet of the apes run the county than this f----ing idiot
The other two remind me of planet of the apes. I'm waiting for one of them to cover their ears and shake there heads at the truth
Tfc

Aliquippa, PA

#66 Feb 4, 2015
Dan

Butler, PA

#67 Feb 5, 2015
Tfc wrote:
He ain't a whimp I can see that.

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