POTTSTOWN, PA – Poor Tom Hylton. Nobody will publish his warped commentary….nobody will take his dirty money…he can’t post nasty anonymous online comments at The Fishwrap anymore…and Rupert Elementary is about to be closed and razed. Toxic Tom Hylton is radioactive and nobody in their right mind will touch him with a ten foot pole.
What’s Tom’s latest line of defense? Calling daily bullying comments into Sound Off about respected Pottstown Board of Education President Judyth Zahora. Bullying and harassing women…the one thing Thomas Hylton should have won a national award for.
Where’s that cheerful smiley outdated caricature of Tom Hylton that used to accompany his milksop commentary in the pages of The Fishwrap? Has anyone else seen the updated photo of the Pottstown school board? Which two board members look like their tighty whities are two sizes too small? Tom Hylton and his responsible Boyertown citizen sidekick Dennis Wausnock. What’s wrong Tom? Your $60,138+ dirty political action committee money isn’t buying the prestige and power you planned when you formed your PAC four years ago?
Speaking of dirty PACs…here are two of the latest filed financial reports from Pottstown Political Hacks for Irresponsible Fiscally-Insolvent Government…oopsie…we mean Pottstown Citizens for Responsible Government:
Can someone please explain to us how school board member Thomas Hylton is legally permitted to expend close to $16,000 of his own money (in 2011 alone) on a political action committee he formed to influence elections of the board on which he sits? Not only that…Dennis Wausnock, who was unfortunately elected for another (yawn!) four year school board term, is still the legal chairperson of Tom Hylton’s PAC (even though Tom has scrubbed Dennis’ name from the Pottstown Citizens website). Here’s a screen capture of how the site appeared in April of last year (one month prior to last year’s primary election).
How on earth can this shell game be legal? Why isn’t this being legally challenged? And why hasn’t the local news outlet (The Pottstown Fishwrap) reported on this?
Here’s why you won’t read about this in The Fishwrap. According to the Pottstown Citizens 2011 Annual Report, Hylton spent over $8,655 on advertising in The Fishwrap last year alone. Since 2007 when Hylton created his PAC, he’s spent over $25,766 on advertising in The Fishwrap. Gee…no wonder Nancy March (Chief Fishwrapper) won’t allow any articles exposing Tom Hylton’s abuse of the political system. If a member of Pottstown’s borough council pulled this crap, or any other school board member in any of Pottstown’s neighboring communities, The Fishwrap would be all over this story…well…like flies on day old fish.
But since Tom Hylton and Nancy March are newspaper buddies (and the mere fact that Hylton worked for The Fishwrap for 22 years), it’s okay to ignore this story and give Tom carte blanche to spend tens of thousands of dollars in a vain attempt to buy elections on the board in which he sits. That’s just Tom being Tom, right Nancy?
So let’s recap. A publicly elected official has personally contributed more than $60,138 over a four year period through a PAC he created in order to influence elections on the board on which he currently sits. And the chairperson of this PAC was recently re-elected to the same board…but all mention of this chairperson has been removed from the PAC website (according to the Montgomery County Office of Voter Services, no PAC can receive or spend money that doesn’t have a chairperson – so in essence Tom Hylton is operating an illegal PAC and it should be investigated and disbanded – and Hylton should be heavily fined).
Nah…you’re right Nancy. That’s not a legitimate news story that needs to be exposed. Perhaps other media outlets that didn’t benefit financially will be interested in this story. Go back to doing what you do best…reporting on fires and car wrecks and publishing Tom’s anonymous Sound Off comments.