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.