Democrat Gary Cordner, 61, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University, has announced he will run for mayor of Macungie.
Cordner served as a police officer in Ocean City, Md., and as the chief of the St. Michaels, Md., Police Department in the 1970s and 80s, and was a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the only national body that accredits police departments.
He was a professor and served as dean of the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, and wrote the textbook "Police Administration" which now in its eighth edition. He has studied, taught, and/or practiced policing and police administration his entire adult life.
Cordner is currently a member of Macungie's Civil Service Commission and has lived in the borough for the past five years with his wife AnnMarie and daughter Lera.