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Zucal and Hanna to face off

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Allentown Police Sgt. Ed Zucal, a Democrat, garnered an unofficial 8,852 votes in Tuesday's primary, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Joe Hanna, a Republican, is a detective with the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office.

Hanna received an unofficial 10,263 votes in the May 19 primary.

The names of both candidates will be on the ballot for their respective parties in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election.

Celmer wins spot on Nov. ballot

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

There were no Democrat candidates on the ticket for the open six-year seat on the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors in the May 19 primary.

According to unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration, Republican incumbent Richard Celmer received 385 votes.

Fellow Republican Mark Hills, a former supervisor, garnered an unofficial 329 votes.

Celmer unseated Hills in the May 2013 primary and beat Democrat Sam Neas in the November 2013 election for a two-year seat on the board.

Celmer's name will appear on the Nov. 3 Municipal Election ballot.

Candidates compete in primary for four open Lehigh County commissioner at-large seats

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The contest for the four open commissioner-at-large seats on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in Tuesday's primary was on the Repubican side of the ticket.

The four Republicans who will see their names on the ballot in the Nov. 3 Municipal Election include: Amanda Holt of Upper Macungie Township, Victor Mazziotti of Allentown; Marty Nothstein of Lowhill Township and Brad Osborne of South Whitehall Township.

All are incumbents except Nothstein, who according to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, garnered 8,283 votes.

Slonaker, Eckhart to do battle again

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to unofficial results from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, County Controller Glenn Eckhart, a Republican from Salisbury Township, garnered 9,460 votes on his party's ticket in the May 19 primary.

Democrat Thomas Slonaker of Whitehall Township received an unofficial 9,239 votes of the total 18,699 cast.

The last time the two went head-to-head was in November 2011 when voters chose Eckhart, who at the time was a member of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, first elected to that office in 2006.

Scott Grim on Nov. 3 ballot

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Coroner Scott M. Grim, a Democrat, was unchallenged in Tuesday's primary election.

Grim was seeking his party's nomination for a fifth term in office.

According to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration Office results, Grim garnered 11,111 to have his name placed on the Nov. 3 Municipal Election ticket.

The coroner's main responsibility is to justify the cause and manner of death of persons who die within his jurisdiction.

Grim is a lifelong resident of Allentown with his wife, Ann.

... And the same in U. Mac Ed Earley and Sean Gill are seeking board seat

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Two Republicans, former supervisor Ed Earley and incumbent Sean Gill, are seeking their party's nomination in Tuesday's primary for a 6-year term on the Upper Macungie Township Board of Supervisors.

There are no candidates listed on the Democrat side of the ticket.

Gill, who was appointed to the board in December 2014, following the death of Supervisor Sam Ashmar, is completing Ashmar's term, which would have ended in January 2016.

Gill is a board member of the South Parkland Youth Association, coach and township recreation board member.

Slonaker, Eckhart to once again face off

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart, a Republican from Salisbury Township, is once again facing a challenge from Democrat Thomas Slonaker of Whitehall Township in the May 19 primary for a four-year term in office.

The last time the two went head-to-head was in the November 2011 election when voters chose Eckhart, who at the time was a member of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, first elected to that office in 2006.

The names of both candidates will appear on their respective party's ballots in November.

Grim unchallenged

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Coroner Scott M. Grim, a Democrat, is unchallenged in next Tuesday's primary election.

Grim is seeking his party's nomination for his fifth term in office.

"I have proudly served the citizens of Lehigh County in this capacity since 1997 and will continue to provide the services the citizens have elected me to perform," Grim said in his announcement for re-election. "In 1997, we investigated 2,340 deaths in comparison with over 5,700 investigations conducted in 2014."

Former twp. supervisor and incumbent on North Whitehall ballot ...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

There are no Democrat candidates on the primary ticket for the open seat on the North Whitehall Board of Supervisors.

Republicans Mark Hills, a former supervisor, and incumbent Richard Celmer are vying for their party's nomination for the 6-year term in the May 19 election.

Hills was appointed supervisor in 2012 to fill the vacancy left by Jerry Joseph.

Celmer unseated Hills in the May 2013 primary and beat Democrat Sam Neas in the November 2013 election for a two-year seat on the board.