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Brad Osborne Wins Lehigh County Commissioner Seat

Eight candidates were vying for four seats on the board.

South Whitehall Commissioner Brad Osborne won his bid for one of four spots on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners in a hard-fought, eight-person contest, according to unofficial vote tallies.

 was part of a Republican sweep on the county board, as incumbent Democrat Gloria Hamm and Democrats Geoffrey S. Brace, Dennis L. Pearson, and Timothy S. Waitkus fell short in their bids.

Also winning seats on the board were ,  and , who ran as a slate.

Osborne watched the count from the DaVinci Science Center on Tuesday night, where he gathered with his wife, Janice, friends and candidates from other races, namely Doug Reichley, who won Lehigh County Judge, and David Bond, who won one of three seats on the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

Patch from the gathering.

The unofficial vote tallies are as follows:

* Ott, 23,070 votes.

* Scheller, 22,532

* Mazziotti, 21,851

* Osborne, 21,448

* Hamm, 19,315

* Pearson, 17,639

* Brace, 17,147

* Waitkus, 16,970 votes.

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