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, Magisterial 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).

Payung Vacancy

Herb Payung Jr. Announces Hellertown Borough Council Campaign

Note: The following news release was submitted to Saucon Source by Hellertown Borough Council Democratic candidate Herbert Payung Jr. To submit a local campaign press release and photograph, please email josh@sauconsource.com. I would like to formally announce my candidacy for Hellertown Borough Council. Appointed to Council to fill the vacancy left by Gail Nolf in July of 2014, I have had but a short time to serve the residents of Hellertown. In that time, I have advocated for the Hellertown community by taking an active role to remain “agenda free.”

Too often, officials new to any governing body take up personal interests and agendas to promote via the budget or general policy. These allegiances do not look out for the best interests of the taxpayer or the greater community.