Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daily Briefing, 11/9/11

Good morning everyone!  Here is your post-Election Day Daily Briefing.

Let's review Election Day.  In Northampton County, in two upsets, Republican incumbents Ron Angle and Mike Dowd lost to Democratic Challengers Scott Parsons and Bob Werner.  Republicans now control Northampton County Council by a 5-4 vote.  Controller Steve Barron defeated challenger Stephen Salvensen.  In Lehigh County, Republicans swept all four County Commissioner races.  Glenn Eckhert defeated Tom Sloanker to become the new Lehigh County Controller, while Sheriff Ron Rossi held off a challenge from Andy Roman.  District Attorney Jim Martin won a landslide reelection victory.  In Allentown and Bethlehem, Democrats swept City Council races.  In Easton, Mayor Sal Panto defeated challenger Mike Krill by a 4-1 margin.  In Whitehall, voters approved a new tax to fund their library.

In national news, Republican candidates for President will be in Michigan today for the next Presidential debate.

We have two Chamber events today: a Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce event on Apps and a mixer at Stofanak Custom Cabinetry.

That's it for now!  Have a good one and we'll be back later today.

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