Second candidate in Bethlehem supervisor race

"We have to wean ourselves from the fund balance, and we should start now," he said. "We have to look at every idea, and we can't keep doing business as usual."

He mentioned shared services with school districts and the county as one area some savings could be found.

Clarkson will have to collect around 500 signatures of Democrats to get on the primary ballot, but he feels he'll have no trouble collecting many more. He didn't rule out the possibility of going after other lines, which as a registered Democrat would require him to pursue a more difficult opportunity to ballot.

"I believe when people look at my experience, skills, and outlook, [voters will] see that I would be a very good choice for supervisor," Clarkson said.

He has started a campaign website at www.clarkson2011.org.""

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