Incumbents, Newcomers Winners in L. Saucon Council Primaries

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).

Tidd Winner in District Judge Primaries

With 100 percent of the precincts in Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township reporting their unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s primary, cross-filed incumbent candidate,┬áMagisterial District Judge for Northampton County District 03-2-04 David Tidd, is the unofficial winner in both the Democratic and Republican primaries, according to information posted on the Northampton County website. According to the unofficial results, Tidd received 235 votes (38.78 percent) on the Democratic ballot. His challengers on that ballot, David Repyneck and Amanda Kurecian, received 222 votes (36.63 percent) and 148 votes (24.42 percent), respectively. On the Republican side, Tidd’s victory was more commanding. According to the unofficial results posted by the county, he received 248 votes (44.85 percent) to Repyneck’s 190 votes (34.36 percent) and Kurecian’s 115 votes (20.8 percent).