Tori Morgan to face Mark Pinsley for South Whitehall Board seat
South Whitehall Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan, a Republican, garnered an unofficial 622 votes to fellow Commissioner and Republican Thomas Johns’ unofficial 538 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary to face Democrat Mark Pinsley in the November General Election.
Morgan, who has been board president for five years, became a commissioner in 2008.
She emailed The Press Wednesday morning following the primary election.
“First, I am very thankful for the voters’ support during the May 16 Primary,” Morgan wrote. “I’m looking forward to November and would appreciate all of the township voters’ support for the General Election.
“It is my continued commitment to be a voice for our residents and businesses, and to foster healthy growth for our township.
“South Whitehall Township continues to be a true “Community of Distinction” as identified by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and I am committed to working to maintain this standard for all our residents.
“I am hopeful my tenure on the board, community involvement and overall experience will continue to provide confidence to all the voters in the township in my abilities to represent their best interests.”
Pinsley, a South Whitehall resident for 12 years, said he became motivated to run after the 2016 election.
He said during the campaign there should be more balance on the board of commissioners which is comprised of five Republicans and he wants to cultivate community to find things that bring people together and to support local businesses.