Republican Commissioners in Lehigh County not seeking re-election

Written by on December 10, 2020

Republican Commissioners in Lehigh County not seeking re-election

By  Genesis Ortega

December 10, 2020

There will be at least three new faces joining the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners following the news that the Board’s two remaining Republican Commissioners will not seek re-election.

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The departures of Marc Grammes and Percy Dougherty mean Lehigh County will not have any Republican incumbents running for re-election. 

“The reality is we have an uphill battle; we are outnumbered. It’s going to be a series of years until we can rebuild Lehigh County to hopefully more of a Republican and conservative county again, said Glenn Eckhart, Lehigh County GOP Chair. 

Days after Grammes’ announcement– Antonio Pineda, Chair of the Young Republicans,  announced his bid for the District 1 Commissioner seat. 

Eckhart says that while the party does not endorse in the primary, he believes Pineda will be a strong candidate. 

“He understands that without a majority in two different parties, that we need to have people who are willing to work together to make a difference.” 

It’s still too early to tell how crowded the commissioner races will be… as some candidates may announce in January. 

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