But in a statement provided to me yesterday, Hozza declared that he will honor the commitment he made to voters when he sought a third term as Mayor.
After spending quality time and consulting with my wife Denise, our three children Elyse,Ted, Michael, our future son in law Thomas,my parent's, our very large extended family and friends over the Holiday's I made the decision not to run for the Pennsylvania State House 183rd District seat. I am honored and humbled by the number of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who have reached out to me asking me to run for the seat being vacated by Representative Julie Harhart.That strong Democrat would have to be Phillips Armstrong, a Whitehall commissioner. and retired teacher and basketball coach.
In 2015 I made a commitment to the people of Whitehall in seeking a third term that will begin on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. It would be unfair to the people of Whitehall in 2016 to divide my time between seeking the 183rd and the day to day operations of the Township.
In a few weeks, a strong Democratic candidate from the 183rd District will announce. I will endorse, and strongly support that candidate for the 183rd district.
There's also a Republican three-way. Lehigh Township Supervisor Cindy Miller, former Lehigh County Commissioner Marc Grammes and Allentown-are blogger Michael Molovinsky are currently seeking the Republican nod.