Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Corcoran lost Upper Macungie supervisor race to incumbent Kathy Rader
Joe Corcoran said he's licking his wounds Wednesday following a landslide election loss to incumbent Kathy Rader in the race for an Upper Macungie Township Board of Supervisors seat. Tuesday's results, which are unofficial until certified by the county's Board of Electors, showed Rader, showed the incumbent ahead by a 67 percent to 33 percent margin. "I'm appreciative of the people who voted for me," Corcoran said. "It wasn't our year. We were up against a smoothly operated, well controlled and well financed campaign." Corcoran said it was too early to tell whether he would consider another run for an open seat in the township.
Eight candidates were vying for four seats on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.
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 Republicans 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 …
Incumbent Debra Evans lost her re-election bid to Parkland School Board, 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
Incumbent Republican Kathy Rader takes six-year supervisor seat, defeating Democratic challenger Joe Corcoran.
Republican incumbent Kathy Rader won a full six-year supervisor term in Upper Macungie Township Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger Joe Corcoran. Rader, a Breinigsville resident, was appointed to fill a vacancy on the township's Board of Supervisors in 2006 and elected to the unexpired term in 2007. The results, which are unofficial until certified by the county's Board of Electors, showed Rader, showed the incumbent ahead by a 67 percent to 33 percent margin. "I'm thrilled. I feel really good. It's been a tough campaign," Rader told Patch. "I'm happy to have to won. I'll continue to work hard for the people of Upper Macungie Township. I'll continue to watch the spending and continue to work to keep up the quality of life we all …
Polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 8; here are the unofficial results from Upper Macungie races.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Patch's Voter's Guide *All vote counts are unofficial until certified by the county. Updated: 11:30 p.m. Upper Macungie Supervisor One candidate will be elected. (100% reporting) CANDIDATE VOTES Kathy Rader R-(Incumbent) 1,514 Joe Corcoran (D-Challenger) 736 Parkland School Board Five Candidates will be elected. (100% reporting) CANDIDATE VOTES Debra Evans (D-Incumbent) 3,394 Lisa Adams (Incumbent) 6,525 David Kennedy (Incumbent) 6,430 Roberta Marcus (Incumbent) Robert Bold (Incumbent) 6,186 Jef Reyburn (R-Challenger) 4,202
Monday, November 7, 2011
Election 2011: When, where and how ... a guide to voting in Upper Macungie.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Here’s the information you need before hitting the voting booth Tuesday.
Friday, November 4, 2011
A Q&A with Upper Macungie supervisor candidates Kathy Rader and Joe Corcoran.
Upper Macungie Township voters will go to the polls Nov. 8 to select a township supervisor. On the ballot are Republican incumbent Kathy Rader and Democratic challenger Joe Corcoran. Patch posed seven questions to the candidates concerning township issues. The answers appear below in alphabetical order by last name: 1. Describe the challenges you see in Upper Macungie. JOE CORCORAN: In the current economic climate, we need to be really smart about how we spend money. We need to do everything we can to get more from every tax dollar. That’s going to take new ideas and a different way of doing things. The ‘same old, same old’ doesn’t work anymore. KATHY RADER: Township challenges change from day to day. Some of today's challenges…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Five of the Parkland School Board candidates are incumbents. One is a political newcomer.
Six candidates, including five incumbents, are vying for five positions on the Parkland School Board in the Nov. 8 election. Four have an edge because they won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the primary, placing them on both ballots – Republicans Lisa Adams, David Kennedy and Roberta Marcus and Democrat Robert Bold. The other two candidates face more of a challenge in the contest for a school board seat: Debra Evans Evans, of North Whitehall, is seeking her second term on the school board. She is going door-to-door to meet voters and making phone calls. Her campaign signs have been placed throughout the district. “I’m someone with experience who believes in what’s best for all children, and that gives me a leg up,” said …