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Morgan, Pinsley picked for South Whitehall board

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Incumbent Christina “Tori” Morgan and Mark Pinsley have been named to the two open four-year seats on the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration

Morgan garnered an unofficial 685 votes on the Democrat side of the ticket in Tuesday’s Municipal Election, 1,486 unofficial votes from voters listed as no party and 479 unofficial votes from Republicans.

She garnered 43.10 percent of the total 6,147 votes cast.

Pinsley, a Democrat, received an unofficial 1,766 votes, 28.73 percent of the total.

Morgan, who has been board president for five years, became a commissioner in 2008.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Morgan is an environmental compliant specialist with SUEZ.

Her service includes the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, the Parkland School District business advisory council, the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce board, and the South Whitehall comprehensive plan steering committee.

She has been a supporter of the volunteer fire companies, the Jordan Greenway trail project, park and recreation initiatives, pension reform, police accreditation, and development of the township historic ordinance.

Morgan emailed The Press Wednesday morning after the election.

“It is truly an honor to be able to continue to serve this great township,” she wrote.“I am humbled by the amount of support I received during the process.

“South Whitehall has a bright and exciting future. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the Board of Commissioners team, township staff, and our residents and businesses to ensure we balance growth by continuing to manage traffic, development, and preserving open space as well as sustaining and enhancing services to our residents in a fiscally responsible manner.

“There’s no doubt this will be a work in process but with a strong township team, we will continue to make South Whitehall Township the premier place to live work and play!”

Pinsley, a 12-year South Whitehall resident, graduated from Kutztown University, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Pinsley has served on the board of his synagogue, Congregation Keneseth Israel, and Jewish Family Services.

Pinsley said he became motivated to run after the 2016 election and came together with other people to form a group called United for America.

Overall he says commissioners are doing a good job of making South Whitehall a good place to live with a good police force.

Pinsley says he wants to cultivate community to find things that bring people together and to support local businesses.