A combination of incumbents and political newcomers were winners in the Democratic and Republican primary elections for three four-year seats on Lower Saucon Township Council that will be open in November, according to unofficial results posted on the Northampton County elections website late Tuesday.
On the Democratic ballot, incumbents Priscilla deLeon and David Willard were the top vote-getters, with deLeon receiving 487 votes (39.24 percent) and Willard receiving 382 votes (30.78 percent), according to the unofficial vote totals from the township’s eight precincts.
Political newcomer Gary Gorman was the third-place finisher on the Democratic ballot with 323 votes (26.03 percent).
Gorman, deLeon and Willard will appear on the November ballot.
On the Republican ballot, the top three vote-getters were former councilwoman Sandra Yerger with 468 votes (28.21 percent), incumbent council vice president Tom Maxfield with 441 votes (26.58 percent) and township landfill committee member Donna Louder with 394 votes (23.75 percent).
Newcomer Bill Ross was the fourth-place finisher with 345 votes (20.80 percent) according to the county’s unofficial results, meaning he will not appear on the November ballot.