Republican Ron Beitler, 34, a business owner and lifelong resident of Lower Macungie Township, announced earlier this week in a written release that he is running for one of the three commissioner's seats that will be open in the fall.
Beitler is a graduate of Emmaus High School, and he graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in political science.
Over the past two years, he has served on various local community boards: he chairs the Friends for Protection of Lower Macungie Township, a smart growth advocacy group, and he is on the executive board of LMT Citizens for Change.
Beitler is a co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment in Macungie, a small business that provides wedding and commercial films, photography and entertainment services for businesses, weddings and special events.
"My commitment is to continue advocacy for positive solutions making sure the residents of Lower Macungie have a clear alternative representing sound land use planning, smart growth principles and transparency in government. I hope to earn their support in the May 2013 Republican Primary," he said in the release.
Beitler invites voters to learn more about him and the issues at hand at www.ronbeitler.com.