Monday, October 17, 2011

Want To Learn About Your Local Candidates?

Thanks to some emails and phone calls, I have an updated list of candidates' nights. If you know of any event that is missing from this post, let me know. It looks like Bethlehem City Council candidates will have at least two confrontations, and Ron Angle has agreed to three debates. What's sad is to see that no event is scheduled for Allentown City Council or Controller.

Tuesday, October 18
County Candidate Debate
County Controller (Steve Salvesen v. Steve Barron) and Council District 4 (Scott Parsons v. Ron Angle)
Wind Gap Fire Hall
111 N Broadway, Wind Gap, Pa. 18091
7:00 PM
sponsored by Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce
questions from audience; candidates allowed to question each other

Tuesday, October 18
Lehigh County Board of Comm'rs Debate
Calvary Baptist Church
4601 Tilghman Street (nw corner of Tilghman at Hausman Road)
sponsored by League of Women Voters
written questions from audience

Tuesday, October 18th
East Penn School Board candidates
Fire Company #1 – corner of 6th & Broad Streets, Emmaus
7:30 PM
Hosted by Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association.
For more information please call 610-965-3556.

Thursday, October 20
Slatington Borough Council candidates (4 seats)
Friedens Fire Company, 3158 Friedens Road, Slatington
written questions must be pre-approved by sponsor.
sponsored by League of Women Voters.

Monday, October 24
Bethlehem City Council candidates' night (all have confirmed)
Church of the Manger
1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem, Pa.
6:30 PM
hosted by a local block watch. Questions will be permitted.

Monday, October 24th
7:00 PM
St. John’s Lutheran Church – 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus, PA
Meet, greet and ask questions of candidates from
Court of Common Pleas
Lehigh County Commissioners at Large
Emmaus Borough Council
Emmaus School Board
Hosted by the Women’s Club of Emmaus.
For more information please call 610-797-0415.

Monday, October 24
Lehigh County Judge (Dan McCarthy & Dough Reichley)
South Whitehall Comm'rs (3 openings)
Luther Crest
800 Hausman Road, Allentown, PA
7 PM
Sponsored by League Women Voters

Tuesday, October 25
Bethlehem City Council Debate (all candidates confirmed)
Salem Lutheran Church, Fellowship Room
537 High Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
7 PM
sponsored by Neighbors on Watch Block Watch
questions from audience permitted. The Morning Call's Nicole Radzevich, The Express Times Lynn Olanoff and yours truly will serve as panelists. Meet and greet follows debate. 

Thursday, October 27
Northampton County Council Debate
District 1: Ken Kraft and Seth Vaughn
District 2: J. Michael Dowd and Robert Werner
District 3: Lamont McClure and Matt Connolly
District 4: Ron Angle and Scott Parsons
Northampton County Courthouse, Council Chambers,
7th and Washington streets, Easton, Pa. 18042
sponsored by League of Women Voters
Questions from League and audience permitted

Thursday, October 27
Northwestern Lehigh School Board Candidates
Northwestern Lehigh Middle School Auditorium
7:00 PM
sponsored by League of Women Voters

Wednesday, November 2
Candidates' debate for Easton School Board, County Council and Controller
(Unsure whether other races will be included. Will update when I know).
Chrin Community Center, Palmer Township
6:30 PM
sponsored by TEA-LV.

Wednesday, November 2
Lower Macungie Comm'rs (two seats)
Hillside School
2697 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA
7 PM
sponsored by League Women Voters, who will pre-approve written questions

Thursday, November 3
Macungie Borough Councl (three seats in play)
Macungie Institute
510 E Main St, Macungie, PA
League of Women Voters will pre-approve written questions.


Anonymous said...

I believe that there is a League WV-sponsored debate in William Twp. for the supervisors race at the Municipal Bldg. at 7 PM on November 1st.

Anonymous said...

Are candidates allowed to post signs on telephone poles or state road signs?

Atiyeh has them on both, Corner of Oakland Rd & Hecktown Rd & at Oakland & Rt 191.

Bernie O'Hare said...

8:56, Thanks. If confirmed, will post.

9:11, Illegal on both.

Marc Grammes said...

Osborne for Commissioner. McCarthy for Judge.

Anonymous said...

You mean Allentown council candidates won't even present their views in a public forum? What does that say about all of them!

Anonymous said...

It appears there are no events for Easton Mayor. Everyone must remember the childish antics of Krill when the county was trying to set up the 9 1 1 system. UI still remember him walking out of meetings and crying like a little baby.

Panto has done a great job in Easton and I think their voters are smart enough to know that a) the city is better than it has been in years and b)Krill isn't qualified or even a threat. It would be the very worst thing residents in Easton could do.