Democrat State Representative Ken Smith owes $27,000 in delinquent property taxes, penalties, and interest over a three year period on his family owned and operated restaurant in Scranton’s South Side. When contacted in his Harrisburg office by a Scranton Times reporter, Smith blamed his wife. From the Scranton Times ““My wife takes care of that. I take care of the kitchen. I thought we were up to snuff.”
The Scranton Times wrote a follow-up editorial today that basically chastised him for throwing his wife under the bus. The editorial can be read by following this link.
Ken Smith is running unopposed in the 2008 Primary Election.