Fourth Allentown City Council seat is too close to even speculate yet

Written by on May 20, 2021

Fourth Allentown City Council seat is too close to even speculate yet

By Genesis Ortega

May 20, 2021

Photo | Ben Stemrich / WLVR

In the race for Allentown City Council, incumbent councilwoman Cynthia Mota pulled far enough ahead of the eight other candidates vying for one of the four open seats. 

Cynthia Mota at her campaign party during election night, May 18, 2021. Photo | Genesis Ortega / WLVR

“I got a lot of support and it’s really exciting,” Mota says.

One of her opponents, Santo Napoli, owns a men’s clothing store in Allentown. While it seems like he may not have enough votes to win, he says he’s proud of his campaign. 

“Obviously the incumbents have an advantage with name recognition. It goes without saying. But I think I did a really good job of getting my name out there,” Napoli says.

The county has yet to certify the results but it seems like fellow incumbent Daryl Hendricks and 21-year-old college student Natalie Santos have a lead as well. 

The race is too close to call for several other candidates vying for the fourth seat.

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