Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Incumbent Maurice Heller lost his re-election bid to remain on the Nazareth Area School Board in Tuesday's primary election.
The Nazareth Area School Board will be losing another current member. One day after director Chris Miller announced his resignation, board member Maurice Heller lost his re-election bid in Tuesday's primary election. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting in Region III of the Nazareth Area School Board, board member Dominic Villani, who replaced Christian Audenried when he moved to fill a spot on the Nazareth Borough Council, was the leading vote-getter. He received 162 votes on the Republican ticket and 225 on the Democratic side. All four candidates cross-filed as Republicans and Democrats for the two open seats. Former School Board member Linda Stubits was the other winner. Stubits received 141 votes on the GOP ticket and 201 as a …
Nominees include two former Northampton County officials and incumbent Peg Ferraro.
Ten candidates—five Republicans, five Democrats—will face off this fall for five open seats on Northampton County Council. Voters in both parties made their nominations Tuesday, choosing a mix of veteran county officials and poltiical newcomers. According to unofficial election results, the five Republican nominees are: The Democratic nominees are: Also in the race were Republicans Tricia Mezzacappa and Frank Hesch, and Democrats Kerry Myers, Jason Toedter and William Wallace.
Newcomer Steve Ytkin knocks out Republican incumbent James Augustine for one of two seats in Upper Nazareth Township Supervisor primary election Tuesday.
So who is Steve Ytkin? Upper Nazareth Township residents will soon find out. The 14-year township resident ousted Supervisor James Augustine to win the Republican nod for one of two seats on the board. Supervisor Chairman Mike Rinker led the charge with 120 votes with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. He was followed by Ytkin, a former planning and zoning board member, who received 104 votes. Augustine finished third with 81 votes. Rinker and Ytkin may be running unopposed in the November general election. There were 22 write-in votes on the Democratic side. If one write-in candidate received more than 10 votes, then he or she is placed on the November ballot. Rinker has served as a supervisor for six years, including the past two as…
It's Mayor Carl Strye Jr. against Councilman Jack Herbst for mayor in November's general election.
The mayoral battle is set for Nazareth. Mayor Carl Strye Jr. won the Republican write-in vote for mayor during Tuesday's primary election, setting up a showdown between him and Councilman Jack Herbst, a Democrat, in November's general election. As of 11:22 p.m., Strye received 67 write-in votes to win the Republican nomination. "I'm very satisfied," Strye told Nazareth Patch late Tuesday night. "This gets me on the ticket. I can breathe a little easier now." Herbst ran unopposed Tuesday as a Democrat and had received 109 votes as of 11 p.m.. He needed 10 to get on the ticket in November. Nazareth's new mayor was appointed to replace Fred Daugherty Jr. earlier this month, getting the nod over Herbst, who had also applied for the position. …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Bethlehem mayor will face off against Republican John Brown in November in Northampton County Executive race.
Northampton County Democrats appear to have chosen Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan as their pick for the next county executive. Unofficial results from the county election office showed Callahan leading challengers Glenn Reibman, the former executive, and county Councilman Lamont McClure. Results from WFMZ had Callahan winning 50 percent of the vote with 82 percent of precints reporting. Callahan will face Republican John Brown in this year's general election. Brown, the mayor of Bangor, had no opposition for his party's nomination. The winner will replace John Stoffa, who is not seeking re-election. All three Democratic candidates had campaigned on platforms that stressed economic development and the need to keep Gracedale—the county-owned …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Nazareth area residents will go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election.
Voting Day is upon us. Residents in Upper Nazareth Township, Nazareth and those living in the Nazareth Area School District will go to the polls in Tuesday's primary election to vote on contested races for supervisor, council and school board. For Nazareth, while there is a Democratic primary battle in the Second Ward, registered Republicans can also do a write-in for new Mayor Carl Strye Jr. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. In Upper Nazareth Township, residents can vote at Gracedale and at the township building. Nazareth Upper Nazareth Township Nazareth Area School Board Northampton County Visit this site for updates throughout election day and for the results and stories on the election.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan and County Councilman Lamont McClure face off against former executive Glenn Reibman.
Although it's been two years since Northampton County voters chose to keep Gracedale from being sold, the county-owned nursing home remains a hot issue. So much so that the three Democrats running to become the next county executive list Gracedale as one of their top priorities. Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan, county Councilman Lamont McClure, and former executive Glenn Reibman are all seeking the Democratic nomination for executive in Tuesday's primary. We asked all three candidates to fill out questionnaires about themselves and the issues. Click on their names below to see how they responded. The three candidates also spoke about their positions—while attacking those of their opponents—in a debate last week. The winner of the primary …
A two-year seat was eliminated, leaving two board members to compete with a former board member and newcomer in Tuesday's primary election.
The race is on in Region III of the Nazareth Area School Board. In Tuesday's primary election, voters will decide among four candidates for two open school board seats. The race changed recently after a snafu caused the elimination of a two-year school board seat, thus putting one of the candidates who was only running for that seat into the four-year battle. School Board member Maurice Heller is running along with School Board member Dominic Villani, who replaced Christian Audenried, when he moved to fill a spot on the Nazareth Borough Council. Audenried's son Zackary is a newcomer in the race. Former School Board member Linda Stubits is also among the challengers. Nazareth Patch sent out questionnaires to the candidates but only Stubits …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Two Upper Nazareth Township supervisors are being challenged by a newcomer for the GOP nod in the May 21 primary election.
Three candidates—two incumbents and one challenger—are on the ballot for the May 21 Republican primary election for two open seats on the Upper Nazareth Township Board of Supervisors. Supervisors Mike Rinker and James Augustine face a challenge from Steve Ytkin. The winners will run unopposed in the November general election. Patch sent a questionnaire to each candidate and are posting the answers in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his information.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he's exploring another run for the Senate; Sestak narrowly lost to Pat Toomey in 2010.
A rematch between former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is in the works as Sestak announced Tuesday that he's exploring a run for the Senate in 2016. Democrat Sestak, a former Navy vice admiral, lost narrowly to Republican Toomey in 2010. Sestak, of Delaware County, has formed an exploratory committee—the equivalent of launching a campaign in terms of Federal Elections Commission paperwork, according to a Washington Post report. Can Sestak beat Toomey? Who would you vote for if the Senate election was held today? Tell us in the comments section below. Tuesday's announcement ends speculation that Sestak, 61, is raising money to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett. Sestak raised $460,000 in the first quarter of this year. A Sestak-…