Mark Pinsley Calls for Debates in Pennsylvania Auditor General Primary

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(Allentown, PA) – Lehigh County Controller and Auditor General Candidate Mark Pinsley is calling for a series of three debates against Democratic primary challenger State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta.

“Our elections shouldn’t be determined by party insiders – they should be determined by the voters.” Pinsley says. “Voters deserve to know exactly how we plan to oversee a $48 billion dollar budget and how we plan to accomplish our goals.”

“And based on Rep. Kenyatta’s strong reaction to Senator Fetterman skipping the 2022 Primary debates, I would expect him to take me up on the offer,” he says.

As Lehigh County Controller, Mark is the only Democrat running for Auditor General who has done the job of auditor. He is ready to investigate powerful government agencies and industries, shining light on waste, fraud, and abuse.

During Pinsley’s tenure as Controller, he’s identified ways to reduce county healthcare costs by $70 million over ten years – more than 23% of the county’s total healthcare spend, advocated for dozens of children wrongly removed from their families by powerful hospital networks, promoted environmental sustainability and pushed to divest $140M of taxpayer money from big banks over their support of dangerous anti-choice candidates.

Mark has a history of winning tough races as the first Democrat elected in South Whitehall Township in over 20 years and flipping the Lehigh County Controller’s Office from red to blue in 2019. Mark has investigated powerful institutions, including insurance companies, prisons, and hospitals. He will make the same commitment to the people of the Commonwealth – accountability and transparency.

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