Thursday, November 10, 2011
Dale Daubert, who first joined the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners in 1990, held onto his seat in Tuesday's election by 51 votes.
South Whitehall Commissioner Dale Daubert survived another political challenge in Tuesday's election, solidifying his distinction as the longest tenured commissioner in the township's history. Daubert was one of four people -- and the only incumbent -- seeking three seats on the board. With candidates Glenn Block and David Bond appearing on both the Democratic and Republican ballots (which gave them an edge at the polls), the real contest on Tuesday was between Daubert and political newcomer Brian Hite. As expected, Block and Bond, who had won both party nominations in the primary, were the two highest vote getters, winning seats on the five-person board. Daubert, who did virtually no campaigning, won the third seat by a 51-vote lead …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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. Osborne 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 Scott Ott, Vic Mazziotti and Lisa Scheller, 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 …
Incumbent Dale Daubert held on to his South Whitehall commissioner seat with a 51-vote lead over a fourth candidate in the race, according to unofficial tallies.
Political newcomers Glenn Block and David Bond and incumbent Dale Daubert won the race for South Whitehall commissioner in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial tallies from the Lehigh County website. Daubert held on to his South Whitehall commissioner seat with a 51-vote lead over Brian Hite, a fourth candidate in the race who was also making his first bid at public office. According to unofficial tallies, vote totals are as follows: * Block was the highest vote-getter with 2,649 votes, or 32 percent of the vote. * Bond received 2,509 votes, or 30 percent of the vote. * Daubert received 1,568 votes, 19 percent of the vote. * Hite received 1,517 votes, or 18 percent of the vote. All are Republicans. Block, a certified public …
Incumbent Debra Evans lost her re-election bid, according to unofficial tallies.
Incumbents David M. Kennedy, Lisa Adams, Roberta Marcus and Robert Bold won re-election to the Parkland School Board, according to unofficial vote tallies. Political newcomer Roy Jef Reyburn, a Republican, won a fifth spot on the board. Incumbent Debra Y. Evans, who has no party affiliation, fell short in her re-election bid, trailing Reyburn by 808 votes. According to unofficial tallies, the vote totals are as follows: Adams, 6,525; Kennedy, 6,430; Marcus, 6,441; Bold, 6,186; Reyburn, 4,202; Evans, 3,394.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
Turnout was steady this afternoon at several polling places in South Whitehall. Voters are choosing township commissioners, Lehigh County commissioners, a county judge and Parkland School board candidates. Patch stopped at polling places at Parkway Manor Elementary School, where township commissioner candidates David Bond and Glenn Block greeted voters Tuesday afternoon, and at Cetronia Fire Co., where campaign workers handed out voting materials. The polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Here is a guide for voting in South Whitehall.
Here's your guide for voting in South Whitehall.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Election Info * Learn about the races, candidates * View Lehigh County Voters Guide on county-wide, local races * View guide to Touch Screen Voter System * View Lehigh County municipal election ballot * Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. South Whitehall Polling Places * Greenawalds Fire Co., 2500 Focht Ave. * Woodlawn Fire Dept. (fire house), 1651 Whitehall Ave. * Cetronia Fire Co., 3950 Broadway * Cetronia Elementary School, 3635 Broadway * Parkway Manor Elementary School gym, 768 Parkway Road * Parkland Administration Building, 1200 Springhouse Road. * Kratzer Elementary School gym, 2200 Huckleberry Road * Orefield Middle School, (formerly high school), 2675 PA. Route 309, Orefield. Problems at the polls? Contact the voter registration office …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, is the election. Voters in South Whitehall will choose township commissioners and Parkland School Board members. They also will choose a Lehigh County judge and representation in countywide positions, including four Lehigh County commissioners. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the South Whitehall commissioners race, four candidates, including one one incumbent, are seeking three seats. All are Republicans. On the ballot are Glenn Block, a certified public accountant and vice chair of the township zoning board; David Bond, a divisional vice president for transportation for a department store chain and an emergency medical technician; incumbent Dale Daubert, former director of property services for …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Three political newcomers and an incumbent are in the race for three seats on South Whitehall Board of Commissioners. The township budget is the big concern.
Three political newcomers and an incumbent are battling for three seats on the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners in an election on Tuesday that will surely change the face of the board, no matter the outcome. With two incumbents choosing not to run this year, the five-member board will have at least two new commissioners. All of the candidates are Republicans. Here's who's running: -- Glenn Block, a certified public accountant and vice chair of the South Whitehall Zoning Board. He won both the Democratic and Republican nods in the primary and will be on both ballots. -- David Bond, a divisional vice president for transportation for a department store chain and an emergency medical technician. He also won both the Democratic and …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
League of Women Voters sponsored forum at Luther Crest for candidates for South Whitehall commissioner and Lehigh County judge.
Three of the four candidates for South Whitehall commissioner took voters' questions at a candidate forum Monday night at Luther Crest, addressing development, township spending and environmental issues, among other topics. Glenn Block, David Bond and Brian Hite were on hand for the forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Incumbent Dale Daubert phoned prior to the start of the forum to say he was ill and could not attend, a league member said. Candidates for Lehigh County Judge -- Democrat Dan McCarthy and Republican Doug Reichley -- also attended the forum, primarily outlining their qualifications since judicial code prevents them from commenting on issues. Here's what the South Whitehall commissioner candidates, all Republicans, …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Small business owner backs Brian Hite for South Whitehall commissioner in Nov. 8 election.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Editor, I am writing this letter as a small business operator and lifelong resident from South Whitehall Township to endorse Brian Hite for South Whitehall commissioner. Brian has shown dedication and commitment to the township, serving as a planning commission member as well as always being at board of commissioner meetings on his own free time to be a more informed person. Several times I have asked Brian about an issue or situation affecting me or my business in the township and he always provides excellent guidance and advice. Well-informed or willing to research to find out an answer along with always willing to listen is something that South Whitehall needs in a commissioner. Brian has my vote on Election Day and I encourage everyone…