Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Let the Ballot Challenges Begin!

I have yet to finish writing about Lehigh Valley's upcoming municipal races, and the landscape is already changing. One candidate has withdrawn, two have been challenged and a third complaint is on the way.

Louder withdraws. - As one of my readers suggested, Donna Louder has withdrawn from both four-year and two-year Township Council race. Her departure means that incumbents Jason Banonis and Tom Carocci will be the GOP nominees for the two four-year seats. It also means that Jennifer Zavacky will be the Republican nominee for the two-year seat. 

Bethlehem Area School Director nomination challenger. - Dellise Huertas has filed a Democratic nomination petition for one of three at-large school director seats but it has been challenged. This appears to be her first foray into the world of politics. 

Palmer Supervisor. -  Dr. Phil Taverna has filed a Republican nomination petition in the hope he can unseat incumbent Republican Dave Colver or Robert Smith. Dr. Taverna has long been a critic of Palmer Tp government, and in 2005 threatened to wage a write-in contest for Supervisor. 

South Bethlehem Magistrate race. - I previously told you that Ilda Perna filed a nomination petition, but the elections office has been informed a challenge is on the way, both to the signatures on her petitionas well as her residency. 

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