Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Stephen Barron, elected controller for Northampton County in 2007, fended off a challenge from Republican Steve Salvesen.
Northampton County's controller has won a second term. Voters on Tuesday chose to keep Democrat Stephen Barron in office as the county's fiscal watchdog. According to unofficial results, Barron, of Bethlehem won with 54 percent of the vote, fending off a challenge from Republican Steve Salvesen, a Hanover Township supervisor. Barron received 16,816 votes to Salvesen's 13,917. Barron will become the county's first full-time controller starting next year.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Results show longtime Republican councilmen losing to newcomer Democrats in Northampton County Council race.
Ron Angle, the outspoken Northampton County councilman, has lost his seat after 12 years in office. Angle, of Upper Mount Bethel, was defeated Tuesday night by Democratic challenger Scott Parsons, the Wind Gap borough council president who had campaigned almost solely on the notion of bringing a civility to county council that he claimed Angle lacked. Parsons took home 53 percent of the vote -- 4,817 -- to Angle's 4,171. Another Republican incumbent, Easton's Mike Dowd, lost a challenge to political newcomer Bob Werner. Werner, of Easton, had focused during his campaign on improving Gracedale, the county-owned nursing home that voters had opted not to sell in the May 2011 primary. Incumbent Councilman Lamont McClure held on to his seat in…
Sal Panto easily fends off challenge from Mike Krill to win another term as Easton's mayor.
Easton voters have once again chosen Sal Panto to be their mayor. Panto, a Democrat who served two terms as mayor in the 1980s before returning to office in 2007, easily won re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Mike Krill with nearly 80 percent percent of the vote. With 100 percent of the city precincts reporting, Krill had 656 votes to Panto's 2,521, according to unofficial county results. Speaking at campaign headquarters in downtown Easton, Panto said that perhaps the hardest battle of this election was the low turnout in the city. "We knew we had the votes," he told supporters. "We didn't have the voters." In the end, only about 2,900 people voted, the mayor said. By 11 p.m., with all the numbers in, the total figure was actually …
Polls closed at 8 p.m.; check here for results from Palmer and Forks races.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Updated at 10:45 p.m. (100 percent reporting) As the counting comes to a close, Palmer and Forks show a low voter turnout. About 13 percent of registered voters, that's 1,671 people, decided the elections for Palmer Township. In Forks, less than 9 percent of registered voters made it to the polls. School Board Shuffle The Easton Area School Board will get six new faces next month, with only one incumbent, Kerri Leonard-Ellison, surviving this election. Candidates Janet Matthews and Bob Moskaitis won their contested races to represent Forks and will join newcomers Robert Fehnel, William Rider, and Bob Arnts whose races were decided in the primary. *All vote counts are unofficial until certified by the county. Palmer Township Supervisor One…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Voters in Easton will decide tomorrow whether to re-elect Mayor Sal Panto or choose challenger Mike Krill.
You have a choice to make tomorrow, Easton voters. Well, actually, there's a few different choices you'll have to make in the voting booth. Here's what's on the ballot tomorrow: Mayor's Race The city's big race this time out is for mayor, with incumbent Sal Panto going up against challenger Mike Krill. Krill, a Republican and city firefighter, has campaigned on the idea that Panto -- and previous mayors -- have focused too much attention on Easton's Downtown and not enough on its other neighborhoods. "It's simply summed up in two words—residents first. Not tourists, not Lafayette College, but residents,” Krill said in a debate with Panto last month. "They've put up with a lot, and it's time to put them first...Leadership needs to seek out …
Election 2011: When, where and who ... a guide to voting in Palmer and Forks townships.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Take our poll: Are you going to vote on Tuesday? In the May primary less than 20 percent of Forks and Palmer voters turned out in some areas. As to the election … There is one seat open on Palmer’s Board of Supervisors and one candidate running -- incumbent Ann-Marie Panella. Not a difficult decision on that one. Likewise, in Forks Township, there are two seats and two candidates: Dan Martyak-R and John O'Neil-D. The only mystery seems to be which one will get the four-year seat and which will get the six. Likewise, there are three candidates running for the three Easton Area School Board seats that represent the Palmer region. There is more of a contest in Forks with Kerri Leonard-Ellison and Cathy McIntyre vying for one four-year seat. …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
C. David Howell and Lilly Gioia are out; Dan Martyak and John O’Neil will square off in November.
Incumbent Forks Township Supervisors C. David Howell and Lilly Gioia, both Democrats, failed to retain their seats in Tuesday's primary, according to unofficial totals. And the big winners were Democrat John O'Neil and Republican Dan Martyak, who were nominated for both the six-year and four-year seats. O’Neil handily won the six-year seat, garnering nearly 521 votes or 69 percent and beating out Howell, who had nearly 234 votes or 31 percent. On the Republican side, Martyak was the winner with 367 votes or 43.67 percent, following by Georgeann Wambold with 252 votes or 30 percent and Andrew Parke with 221 votes or 26.31 percent. For the four-year seat on the Democtatic side, O'Neil defeated Gioia, 432 to 326. Martyak again won on the …