Who Is Valerie Harris?
We sincerely wish her well in her new endeavor. We really do. We’re sure by this point, she’s well aware that she’s in for the ride of her life.
Ms. Harris’ employer is George Wausnock’s State Farm Insurance agency office on High Street in Pottstown. Oh – you say that name is familiar? Well, it should be. George Wausnock and Tom Hylton have ties that go way way back. Back to the early 1980s when the two of them (and former school board director and Pottstown mayor Barry Robertson) developed Preservation Pottstown (that’s a whole other chapter…we’ll talk about that stellar group in another post).
So, here’s the deal. Ms. Harris is employed by George Wausnock. Wausnock threw a ton of money behind the covert effort to torpedo the centers campus concept for PSD (which keeps all five elementary schools in tact). See our blog post on “Friends of Montgomery County”. So what exactly will happen when Ms. Harris becomes aware of the full scope of the financial dilemmas faced by the Pottstown School District and starts to vote against Hylton’s wishes? What will she do when she finds out that Pottstown cannot afford to maintain five elementary schools (the newest of which was built in 1969)? This isn’t a new scenario. Hylton has introduced to the Pottstown voters several school board and borough council candidates/office holders who, when elected to office, actually became wise to Hylton’s half-truths and cherry picked, outdated facts. And what happened to those individuals? Hylton totally disowned them (if they voted against his wishes). If they voted for his pet projects and 1950s throw-back theories, they remained his “friend” and “ally”.
Does anyone else see a BIG problem with this behavior? We certainly do. So, Hylton manages a candidate’s campaign and this is the thanks he gets? What’s this world coming to? Can’t a person buy a candidate anymore? Bah humbug!
We also have a major issue with Hylton screaming and belittling Ms. Harris after a recent board meeting…in a school classroom no less. We really don’t understand why women (or anyone) would allow another human to scream at them. Excuse my French, but Hylton is an ass and deserves all the ridicule and scorn coming his way….after all…he is a public official. No holds barred…right Hylton? It comes with the territory.
We’re hoping that the Pottstown chapter of the NAACP (and abused women shelters?) keeps a close eye on Ms. Harris and how she gets treated by Hylton and Wausnock.
Once again, it should be an interesting saga.