Editor's Note: Chris Donatelli of Lower Macungie is one of three alternate delegates from the 15th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FLA.
The 15th District also sent delegates Sen. Pat Browne, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart and Allentown School Director Robert Smith. The two other alternate delegates are Ellen Kern of Allentown and Daryl Lehew of Dauphin County.
Name: Chris Donatelli, alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention
Political Office/Employment: Engineering & Sales, Precision Filtration Products
Marital Status: Married, three children, one recent granddaughter
Congressional District Represented: 15th
What makes you proud of the Republican Party?
Currently, I cannot say I am proud of the Republican Party; hence the reason I have stepped up and gotten involved for the first time. The acrimony that has evolved between both camps is killing this once great country. It is time to reverse course!
What issues matter in Lower Macungie and in the 15th Congressional District you represent at the Republican National Convention?
The answer to that question is two-fold. Our group of Constitutional Conservatives are pushing for three things:
1. To have passed S. 202; Audit the Federal Reserve
2. We do NOT want an increase to the debt ceiling, but want to STOP the spending.
3. Stop fighting undeclared wars.
Most of what I got back from my neighbors is:
1. "We must get Obama out of Office."
2. Repeal Obamacare.
What are you looking forward to at the Republican National Convention?
To be a voice for my neighbors, the middle class!
Note: As a result of redistricting, all of Easton, Nazareth and Bethlehem, Fork and Palmer townships, and parts of Bethlehem and Upper Nazareth Township are in the 17th Congressional District.