Rogers' Disgusting 'Roach' Political Ad Inaccurate

If you're in the 83rd State House District, chances are you've recieved several polical ads in your mailbox from both the 2012 campaign offices of Rick Mirabito and Harry Rogers. You may have cringed, like me, at the colorful flyer that featured State Rep. Rick Mirabito alongside a cockroach. The flyer had a cockroach on the front placed strategically over a photo of Rick Mirabito, and also on the back, and it claimed that Mirabito was a "slum lord" with multiple (50?) complaints from tennants.

It was so disgusting, I threw it away without reading it. I mean, who wants to touch a roach? Ewwwwww.

Turns out, the flyer supporting the Republican candidate Harry Rogers is not only disgusting, it's inaccurate. 

If you received this flyer and were curious about it, then you should watch this YouTube video featuring Williamsport City Codes Administrator Joe Gerardi who sets the record straight on Mirabito's properties codes compliance. Gerardi refutes the political attack ad as inaccurate.

In the short video, Gerardi explains that his office examined the claims in the flyer and said the "allegations are false." He adds that Mirabito owns several properties in the City of Williamsort, they are in full compliance and that Mirabito is "a good landlord."

Thank you, Joe Gerardi, for taking the time to investigate the allegations and for being forthright with your findings. Too bad there aren't more folks like him.

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