Heintzelman Wins Mayoral Primary; Rieger, Hill Win in Boro Council Primary

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Hellertown mayor-elect David Heintzelman (FILE PHOTO)

Hellertown borough is one step closer to having a new mayor for the first time in two decades.

David Heintzelman (FILE PHOTO)

After long-time mayor Richard Fluck announced that he would not seek a sixth term earlier this year, borough business owner and civic leader David Heintzelman declared his candidacy for the position.

In Tuesday’s primary, Heintzelman–who was running unopposed as a Democrat–received 368 votes, according to unofficial Northampton County election results.

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Tom Rieger (FILE PHOTO)

Seven write-in votes for mayor were cast by Democrats and 46 write-in votes were cast by Republicans, according to the results, which do not break down write-in votes by name.

Borough council president Tom Rieger and councilman James W. Hill will likely retain their council seats, as both were running unopposed as incumbents in the Democratic primary.

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James W. Hill (FILE PHOTO)

Rieger received a total of 288 votes (46.75 percent) and Hill received a total of 231 votes (37.5 percent), according to the county’s unofficial results.

Ninety-seven write in votes were cast by Democrats in that race and 64 write-in votes were cast by Republicans.

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