Voters choose Klusaritz as N. Whitehall supervisor
Dennis E. Klusaritz, a Democrat, will be serving a six-year term as North Whitehall Township supervisor, according to unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration.
Klusaritz received an unofficial 1,262 votes, 50.20 percent of the total votes cast, to Republican incumbent Steve Pany’s 1,247 votes, 49.60 percent.
There were five no party write-in votes cast for an unofficial 2,514 votes.
Klusaritz, a lifelong resident of the township, is a 1977 graduate of Parkland High School. He has been operating and managing the family hay and grain farming operation along Rising Sun Road since 1978.
During the campaign, Klusaritz told The Press the major issue in the township is preserving farmland.
He said his goal as supervisor is to activate the Farmland Preservation Board.
Klusaritz spoke with The Press Wednesday morning.
“I would like to thank the Man up above, the Lord, for helping me in this campaign,” Klusaritz said. I would like to thank my family and all my supporters for helping me win. I will not forget them.
“I promise to be the best supervisor North Whitehall ever had and, with the two other board members, we will accomplish many things.”