Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Rep. Doug Reichley (R-134) will vacate his PA state representative seat to take on 10-year stint in the Lehigh County courthouse.
State Rep. Douglas G. Reichley (R-134) won a 10-year seat in the Lehigh County courthouse during Tuesday's general election. Reichley, of Alburtis, will cut short his fourth term as state representative of the 134th Legislative District when he takes the bench in January. The 134th District includes Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Upper Milford and Lower Macungie townships. According to unofficial tallies, Reichley garnered 56 percent of the vote, netting 24,311 total ballots.
Three incumbents, two newcomers win seats on East Penn School Board, according to unofficial vote counts.
Incumbents Charles Ballard, Samuel Rhodes and Julian Stolz all won their bids for re-election to the East Penn School Board according to unofficial tallies from last night’s general election. New kids on the block Kenneth Bacher and Lynn Donches won the remaining two of the five seats in contention yesterday. Bacher was the top vote getter in the seven-candidate field, based on the unofficial numbers posted on the Lehigh County election results Web site. Prior to the May primary election Bacher told Patch that “the struggle to provide high quality schools without placing undo burden on taxpayers is the biggest current challenge facing education and school boards.” As a parent of a middle school student with a mother-in-law on a fixed …
Eight candidates were vying for four seats on the board.
South Whitehall Commissioner Brad Osborne won his bid for one of four spots on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in a hard-fought, eight-person contest, according to unofficial vote tallies. Osborne was part of a Republican sweep on the county board, as incumbent Democrat Gloria Hamm and Democrats Geoffrey S. Brace, Dennis L. Pearson, and Timothy S. Waitkus fell short in their bids. Also winning seats on the board were Scott Ott, Vic Mazziotti and Lisa Scheller, who ran as a slate. Osborne watched the count from the DaVinci Science Center on Tuesday night, where he gathered with his wife, Janice, friends and candidates from other races, namely Doug Reichley, who won Lehigh County Judge, and David Bond, who won one of three seats on …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Polls closed at 8 p.m.; check here for results from Emmaus, Upper Milford and East Penn School Board races.
*All vote counts are unofficial until certified by the county. Emmaus Borough Council Four candidates will be elected. (With all 6 Emmaus Districts Reporting) Upper Milford Board of Supervisors One candidate will be elected. (With both Upper Milford Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE East Penn School Board Five candidates will be elected. (With 100 percent of East Penn Districts Reporting) CANDIDATE
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
It’s Tuesday, Nov. 8, and it’s Election Day. Voters in Emmaus Patch will make a variety of decisions. They also will choose a Lehigh County judge and representation in countywide positions, including four Lehigh County commissioners. In the Borough of Emmaus, there are four borough council seats on the line and five East Penn School Board seats to fill. Upper Milford Township voters will also help to choose those school board members and will vote for an Upper Milford Township Supervisor. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the Emmaus Borough Council race, six candidates, including three incumbents, are seeking four seats. The candidates are: Emmaus Borough Council members serve a four-year term. The race for Upper Milford …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Emmaus Borough Council and East Penn School Board seats will be filled through Nov. 8 general election.
Editor's Note: This article is the fourth in a four-part series covering the Emmaus Borough Council and East Penn School Board races, which will be decided through the Nov. 8 general election. “We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.’’ -- Benjamin Franklin. Those seeking election on the Emmaus Borough Council or the East Penn School Board on Nov. 8 must find solace in Franklin’s words. It isn’t enough to be a Democrat, Republican or independent this year. Candidates have chosen to be in CEPTA (Concerned East Penn Taxpayer Association, created in the 1980s); be backed by the new Citizens for Strong Community, or formed their own team of five school board incumbents or hopefuls. Concerned East Penn Taxpayer …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
But money is the key issue.
- Dan Shope
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Editor's Note: This article is the third in a four-part series covering the Emmaus Borough Council and East Penn School Board races, which will be decided through the Nov. 8 general election. Decades ago, a slogan often heard in East Penn School District was “Books not Bricks!’’ Today, it‘s a little more complicated. “Web casting” and “cyber schools” are some of the buzz words stealing the spotlight in East Penn. The district includes Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Lower Macungie and Upper Milford townships. Seven people running for five four-year spots on Nov. 8 are seeking solutions on how to run one of Lehigh Valley’s finest school districts during a down economy, according to information provided by the League of Woman …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Former Emmaus Borough Councilman Otto Slozer is running conservative newspaper in Emmaus.
Editor's Note: This article is the first in a four-part series covering the Emmaus Borough Council and East Penn School Board races, which will be decided through the Nov. 8 general election. It’s been eight years since Otto Slozer lost his last Emmaus council election, obtaining 860 votes compared to 1,812 for the top vote-getter, incumbent Susan Schmidt. But no one in Emmaus since then has caused such a commotion for headline writers. At least one local columnist put him in a Hall of Fame with the likes of the late Anna Tropiano of Allentown and Ron Angle of the Slate Belt. Now 63, Slozer has been out of public office 13 years. And he does dabble in politics as board chairman of the Lehigh Valley Commentator, a conservative newspaper in…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Hopefuls for County Commissioner at large, Controller, Judge, Emmaus Borough Council and East Penn School Board tell about themselves and their platforms.
There was no debate, though there was some contention as the Emmaus Women's Club hosted a meet and greet Oct. 24 to put some faces to the yard-sign names, and to let the community know their candidates' views. County Commissioner-at-large candidates Gloria Hamm, Vic Mazzioti, Brad Osborne, Dennis Pearson, Lisa Scheller and Geoff Brace presented their backgrounds and their aspirations. All but Hamm -- an incumbent who voted for it -- scorned last year's 16 percent tax hike. Hamm is in favor of instituting a bi-county health bureau while the others spoke more of budget analysis and belt-tightening. Controller incumbent Tom Slonaker, a former Whitehall Township Supervisor, said he has encouraged more transparency in the county's financial …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Republican Carl R. Stevenson and Democrat George DeVault will square off in November general election.
In the primary bid for Upper Milford Supervisor, there were four candidates for one open seat – two Republicans and two Democrats. Two candidates were eliminated in today’s primary vote, leaving two to go head-to-head in November. Patch’s numbers -- which are unofficial until certified by Lehigh County -- are as follows: Carl R. Stevenson, Republican - 385 votes John Zgura, Republican – 211 votes Steven Ackerman, Democrat --166 votes George DeVault, Democrat -- 219 votes That means that in the fall, Stevenson will again face DeVault in the general election on Nov. 8. They will vie for a single vacant seat and the winner will serve a six-year term. Current Supervisors Chairman Steven Ackerman lost his bid for reelection. According to voter …