One Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate are on the Nov. 5 ballot for Lehigh County controller. This is a four-year term.
The candidates were asked to respond to the following question:
What do you see as the biggest challenge financially for Lehigh County?
Their responses follow.
Mark Pinsley, South Whitehall Township
Five candidates are seeking four seats on the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners.
Philip Ginder, Jeffrey J. Warren, Charles G. Fisher, Randy Atiyeh and LoriAnn Fehnel are vying for four-year terms.
We asked the candidates the following question:
What qualities do you believe voters are looking for in a commissioner?
The following races in the Whitehall and Coplay areas have just one candidate on the ballot, having been decided in the May primary.
Magisterial district judge (31-1-07): Todd P. Heffelfinger, Democrat/Republican
Coplay Borough Council: Janet A. Eisenhauer, Democrat; Mark A. Molitoris, Democrat; Richard W. Kern Jr., Democrat
Whitehall Township mayor: Michael P. Harakal Jr., Democrat/Republican
The majority of races at the county level were decided in the May primary.
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks, Democrat/Republican
District attorney: Jim Martin, Republican
Sheriff: Joe Hanna, Democrat/Republican
Clerk of judicial records: Andrea Naugle, Democrat
Coroner: Eric D. Minnich, Democrat/Republican
Stations 35, 36, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Whitehall Mall.
A gas leak at 75 Seventh St. was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 3503.
Stations 36 and 3501 handled a smoke scare at 2203 North First Ave.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Delphi Drive was addressed by Stations 36, 37 and 3503.
Stations 35 and 38 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 2998 MacArthur Road.
A combustible liquid spill brought Station 39 to MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the county’s new voting machines at its Sept. 9 Hot Topics luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board, and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear explanation of the new voting process.
To promote election security, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered that all counties must have new, secure voting machines by 2020.