In one of the most contested races in the May 21 primary, four Republican candidates are seeking their party's nomination for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 5.
On the Democratic side, two candidates are seeking their party's nod for the seat.
The winners of the Republican and Democratic races will square off in the November general election for the four-year position.
District 5 includes Salisbury Township, Emmaus, Macungie, Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Township and parts of Allentown.
Patch sent a questionnaire to the candidates and is posting their replies in their entirety.
Click on the name of the candidate to read his information, including educational and family background as well as each candidate's vision for the county and the commissioner's role.
Here are the Republican candidates:
Norma A Cusick, of Salisbury Township
Kevin P. Ryan, of Upper Milford
Incumbent Michael P. Schware, of Allentown
Here are the Democratic candidates
Wesley Barrett, of Emmaus
Stephen P. Walters, of Lower Milford