Harrisburg, Pa – In the months before the passing of Harrisburg’s former mayor, Cole Goodman met with Stephen Reed at his home on Boas Street, in Midtown, to discuss Goodman’s political campaign.
Goodman recently conveyed his sentiment of the meeting and said Mayor Reed was incredibly encouraging of young people stepping up to the plate and running for office.
“Knew that man since I was 15 years old. 4 months before he died right here. I may catch a lot of flack for this and I can only speak for myself, Mayor Reed was incredibly encouraging of young people stepping up to the plate and running for office. He invited me in his home and had a 45 minute conversation with me about campaign strategy and imparting words of wisdom,” Goodman wrote in a Facebook post published on April 11, 2020.
Goodman went on to say, “Absolutely he made mistakes, and I’m not defending him for those. But his words of encouragement that day really encouraged me to keep going, no matter what stands in my way. I’ll always thank him for that.”
Goodman’s remarks were in response to a post published by Damion Scott, another Harrisburg resident with political aspersions. Scott recently stepped into the local political arena, and has gained name recognition this year by authoring a 4-year plan for the City of Harrisburg, and numerous blog posts about the history of Harrisburg.