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In suburban Allentown school board race, deep-pocketed PACs step up

BY: - June 26, 2023

A PAC founded by Republican Dean Browning was the biggest donor in the Parkland district contest.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

The Lehigh Valley’s May 16 primary ballot is filled with important contests

BY: - May 15, 2023

From Northampton County District Attorney to contentious school board races -- local voters have plenty of decisions to make.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Meet the 7 Democrats running for Lehigh County commissioner

BY: - April 20, 2023

Four in the running on Republican side in May 16 primary for four at-large seats.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Spring primary races are cropping up across the Lehigh Valley

BY: - February 20, 2023

Easton mayoral, Lehigh County commissioners, NorCo DA among the face-offs on the 2023 ballot.

Technical mistakes, secrecy envelope errors led to Lehigh Valley mail-in ballots being rejected

BY: - January 23, 2023

The 1,296 rejected ballots were a fraction of the roughly 73K mail-in ballots returned in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Long-serving Lehigh Co. DA Jim Martin won’t seek re-election

BY: - January 17, 2023

The Republican intends to finish term, which ends next January.

Leigh Valley’s Coleman changes mind, resigns from Parkland School Board

BY: - December 19, 2022

The senator-elect in the 16th District had previously announced plans to remain a school director.

Two Lehigh Valley pols raised more than $1M each for winning state Senate races

BY: - December 18, 2022

The tallies 'certainly signal we are in a new era in terms of the costs of state legislative races,' Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick said.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

For three open seats in Legislature, Lehigh Valley picks two Democrats, one Republican

BY: - November 10, 2022

(*This story was updated at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, 11/10/22 with additional reporting) In November 2021, Republican Jarrett Coleman, an airline pilot from Upper Macungie, won a seat on the Parkland School Board after running on an anti-mask platform that drew support from parents who said they were exhausted by school policies enacted at the […]

A Lehigh County ballot box is seen at the Whitehall Township Municipal building before the May 17 primary (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley).

Judge: In-person monitoring not required at Lehigh County ballot drop-off boxes

BY: - October 20, 2022

‘No fraud has been detected in Lehigh County with the mail-in ballot process,’ Judge Thomas A. Capehart wrote.

A Lehigh County ballot box is seen at the Whitehall Township Municipal building before the May 17 primary (Photo by Donna Fisher/Armchair Lehigh Valley).

Lehigh Co. delays deployment of drop boxes because of pending court decision

BY: - October 18, 2022

Meanwhile, the GOP has sued the state over a plan to count undated ballots, further confusing voting in the Nov. 8 election

Republican Lisa Scheller making her second bid in 7th Congressional District

BY: - October 9, 2022

The GOP hopeful has hit her opponent, incumbent Democratic U.s. Rep. Susan Wild, on inflation, ties to Biden.