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5 Seeking Job of Lehigh County Executive

Five candidates have applied for the position of Lehigh County executive, vacated by Don Cunningham earlier this month, according to the Express-Times.

Four men and one woman are vying to be chosen as Lehigh County executive to replace Don Cunningham, who left earlier this month to become head of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.

The county commissioners will vote on who to choose to fill out Cunningham's term but the person must be of the same party as Cunningham, a Democrat. 

According to a report by the Express-Times, the applicants are: 

-- Matthew Croslis, an Allentown-based attorney who owns a real estate company and title insurance company. He ran for Lehigh County executive in 2001 and lost to Republican Jane Ervin.

-- Daniel McCarthy of Allentown, is in his third term as a Lehigh County commissioner and is solicitor for the Allentown Parking Authority. He ran for Lehigh County judge in the fall and lost to Doug Reichley. 

-- William Hansell of Lower Macungie is a former Lehigh County commissioner and works as a consultant for governments and associations. 

-- Ann Marie Ganchoso of Allentown is an information planning assistant at LANTA. 

-- John Ingram II of Allentown owns a commercial real estate and consulting company. 

The deadline for the county commissioners to choose Cunningham's replacement is Aug. 23, according to the Express-Times. The person chosen will fill out Cunningham's term, which ends next year. 

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