County Candidates Brown, Castor Oppose 422 Tolling

Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown

NORRISTOWN PA – The two endorsed Republican candidates campaigning to become Montgomery County (PA) commissioners in the fall general election said Wednesday they strongly opposed any plans to impose tolls on motorists using U.S. Route 422 between King of Prussia and Reading PA.

“Taxpayers have already paid for Route 422, and tolling in this circumstance is not appropriate,” said Jenny Brown, a tax attorney and local business owner. Her running mate, current Commissioner Bruce Castor, announced his opposition earlier; “County residents are taxed enough for their services in difficult economic times,” he told a newspaper last week, and added, “a toll is a tax.”

Brown and Castor joined what they called “growing opposition to the toll proposal.” State lawmakers also against tolling include Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown Rep. Tom Quigley, as well as Reps. Michael Vereb (R-150th Dist.), David Maloney (R-130th), Marcy Toepel (R-147th), and Warren Kampf (R-157th).

Brown is a founding partner at the Bridgeport PA law firm of Brown & Silbergeld, where she specializes in municipal finance. Castor is a former two-term county district attorney, and now works as a private attorney at the Elliot Greenleaf law firm in Blue Bell PA.