Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's primary election in Lower Macungie, Macungie and Alburtis.
Tuesday, May 21 is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Poll Problems? Contact the Lehigh County voter registration office at 610-782-3194. How to Use Touch Screen Voting Machines Lower Macungie Races (click on the link for information on candidates) Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners East Penn Board of School Directors Lehigh County Races Voter ID According to Lehigh County Voter Registration: Polling Places Alburtis 220 W. 2nd St. Macungie 50 N. Poplar St. Lower Macungie Township 1290 Minesite Road, Allentown 1208 Brookside Road, Wescosville 2903 Whitemarsh Place, Macungie…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Eight candidates are vying for four East Penn School Board seats in Tuesday’s primary election.
Eight candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking four seats on the East Penn School Board. All the candidates have cross-filed, meaning they will appear on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. According the Lehigh County voter registration office, the following candidates are on the ballot for the May 21 primary: The East Penn School District includes Emmaus, Alburtis and Macungie and Lower Macungie and Upper Milford townships. Board seats are four-year terms.
In the most contested of Lehigh County commissioner races, four Republicans are seeking their party's nomination in District 5, and two Democrats are seeking their party's nod in the May 21 primary.
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 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking the Republican nomination for three Lower Macungie commissioner seats. The primary is Tuesday.
Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking the Republican nomination for three four-year terms on the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners. The primary is Tuesday. Incumbents Ryan T. Conrad, Roger C. Reis and Ronald Eichenberg are seeking re-election. Challenging them for two of the seats are Ron Beitler and Brian Higgins. Patch sent a questionnaire to the five Republican candidates and is posting the replies of those who responded 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 township, qualifications and priorities. Roger C. Reis Ronald Eichenberg (Declined to Participate) Ron Beitler Brian Higgins Ryan T. Conrad …
Incumbent Percy Dougherty faces a challenge from Scott Aquila for the Republican nomination to a Lehigh County commissioner seat in a District that includes South Whitehall, Upper Macungie, Lower Macungie and Alburtis.
Incumbent Lehigh County Commissioner Percy Dougherty faces a challenge from Scott Aquila for the Republican nomination for the board's District 2 seat. The primary is Tuesday. District 2 includes South Whitehall, Lower Macungie, Upper Macungie and Alburtis. Patch sent a questionnaire to Dougherty and Aquila 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, qualifications and priorities. Percy Dougherty Scott Aquila The winner of the Republican primary will square off in the November general election against the likely Democratic nominee, Susan Ellis Wild, who is unopposed for her party's …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Letter writer encourages Lower Mac electorate to consider candidates not associated with any realty groups on May 21.
To the Editor: I am a resident of Lower Macungie Township (LMT) and as such will vote on May 21 for candidates seeking to fill three upcoming vacancies for commissioner on our 5-member board. Recently, in the mail, I received three newsletters titled The Lower Macungie Advocate. Each claims to be “A Voter Information Publication of the Alliance for a Better Pennsylvania.” The small print on the address label says it was paid for by the Alliance which is affiliated with the PA Association of Realtors. The three “advocate publications” are devoted entirely to extolling the achievements of three candidates who are currently commissioners on the LMT Board: Ron Eichenberg, Roger Reis, and Ryan Conrad, all seeking re-election to a 2nd term. …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The problem with playing the 'R' card in Lower Macungie Township is that history may just repeat itself.
To the editor: At a recent "Meet the Candidates Night," Commissioners Ryan Conrad, Roger Reis and Ron Eichenberg made their re-election strategy perfectly clear: Find a way to get the electorate to focus more on the word Republican rather than on the word Realtor. If one is to suggest that Lower Macungie politics is really about being the most Republican, perhaps the Republicans of Lower Macungie Township need to be reminded of the 2003 Lehigh County Commissioners Republican Primary. Previous to that primary, then-county commissioner, Roger Reis, was one of the major players in the 70 percent tax hike budget in 2003. As a result, he was not endorsed by the Republican Party chairman and was defeated by the Republican voters at the polls…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Garrett Rhoads is one of eight candidates running for East Penn School Board in the May 21 primary election.
Wednesday, May 1
Age: 40 Family: Happily married to my wife of 18 years with two children ages 10 & 12 attending East Penn Schools. Political party affiliation: Republican for 22 years. Tell us about your educational background: Emmaus High School, 1990; attended Lehigh University 1990-1992. Left to start my first company. Tell us about your professional/business background: My first two companies were in the printing business (both sold into other companies). I spent 3 years as President of Sales & Marketing for a healthcare software firm in NJ. I am currently a partner in a real estate wholesaling firm for the last 7 years and the owner of IDC America Energy Consultants. Why are you running for East Penn School Board? As a 37 year resident of the…
Michael Moxley is one of eight candidates running for East Penn School Board in the May 21 primary election.
Wednesday, May 1
Age: 42 Family: Wife: Melissa Moxley Sons: Rowan (5) and Rhys Moxley (2) Political party affiliation: Republican Tell us about your educational background: BS in Science from Pennsylvania State Tell us about your professional/business background: I stated out as a research scientist in the Virology field, and after a few years, took a position in a DNA purification company where I am currently in charge of Fermentation and Manufacturing. I have also operated a web design business for the past 18 years. Why are you running for East Penn School Board? I have always felt a duty to serve and help out were I can. Currently, there is a need for qualified citizens to step up and serve the community and help guide and support our education …
Chris Donatelli is one of eight candidates running for East Penn School Board in the May 21 primary election.
Wednesday, May 1
Age: 49 Family: My wife of 20 years, Norma Daughter Ashley, Son-in-law Jason & Granddaughter Amira J Son Kyle and Daughter-in-law Lyndsey And the last to graduate from Emmaus HS, 2013, Stephen! Political party affiliation: I have been a registered Republican since I was 18. Tell us about your educational background: K-6; Stroudsburg Area School District 7-12, Notre Dame HS, East Stroudsburg, PA BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1985, Gannon University, Erie, PA. Tell us about your professional/business background: I have been performing the duties of engineer and technical sales person in the filtration Industry for the past 20 years. I am currently employed by Precision Filtration Products, Pennsburg, PA since October, 2008. Why …