Hellertown borough is one step closer to having a new mayor for the first time in two decades.
In Tuesday’s primary, Heintzelman–who was running unopposed as a Democrat–received 368 votes, according to unofficial Northampton County election results.
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.
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.