Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Republican Dean Browning concedes defeat to Scott Ott for their party's nomination for Lehigh County executive in Tuesday's primary, according to unofficial vote tallies.
Republican Scott Ott apparently beat challenger Dean Browning for the GOP nomination for Lehigh County Executive, according to unofficial tallies. Ott, a Lehigh County commissioner, will now face the apparent Democratic nominee, Tom Muller, who was named acting county executive last week, in the November general election. Browning, of South Whitehall, conceded the race about 10 p.m. at a gathering at the Buckeye Tavern in Macungie. He had been trying to make a political comeback after having been ousted as a county commissioner two years ago. He campaigned hard, airing TV commercials and emailing campaign messages. According to tallies reported on wfmz.com, Ott, of Lower Macungie, had 5,688 votes with 83 percent of the precincts reporting…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Political foes Scott Ott and Dean Browning seek the Republican Party nomination for Lehigh County Executive in the May 21 primary.
Two political foes—Scott Ott and Dean Browning—are seeking the Republican Party nomination for Lehigh County Executive in the May 21 primary. Ott, 51, of Lower Macungie, is currently a Lehigh County commissioner. He is co-host of a current events talk show for PJTV, a conservative online network. Browning, 57, of South Whitehall, is former Lehigh County commissioner and board chairman. He is executive vice president, finance and administration, and chief financial officer at New World Aviation. Patch sent a questionnaire to Ott and Browning and is posting the replies in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his information, including educational and family background as well as each candidate's vision for the county …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Republican Dean Browning is one of two candidates seeking his party's nomination for Lehigh County Executive in the May 21 primary.
Wednesday, May 1
LEHIGH COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE Candidate: DEAN BROWNING Age: 57 – Born on Jan. 28, 1956 Family: My wife, Cheryl and two dogs (Josie and Leroy) Political party affiliation: Republican Tell us about your educational background: M.S. in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, 1979 President's Fellowship Recipient B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Denison University, 1978 Sigma Xi Research Honorary Tell us about your professional/business background: New World Aviation, Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer (2000 to Present) Harvel Plastics, Vice President, Finance (1993 to 1999) Floravision, President (1990 to 1993) Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of the Lehigh Valley, Finance …
Republican Scott Ott is one of two candidates seeking his party's nomination for Lehigh County Executive in the May 21 primary.
Wednesday, May 1
LEHIGH COUNTY EXECUTIVE RACE Candidate: SCOTT OTT Age: 51 Family: Married to Stephanie, the director of children's ministry at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church. Four children ages 14-24 years, two boys and two girls. Political party affiliation: Republican Tell us about your educational background: High School, Palisades in Bucks County BA in Journalism from Penn State University Tell us about your professional/business background: I'm professional writer and co-host of a current events talk show for PJTV. Author of three books of political satire. I researched, wrote and hosted a 20-part video (non-satirical) series on the making of the U.S. Constitution ('Freedom's Charter' for PJTV). For five years, I served as Executive …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Democrat Tom Muller, of Lower Macungie, announced Wednesday at a press conference in Emmaus that he will run for Lehigh County's top job.
Democrat Tom Muller, the director of administration for Lehigh County, announced Wednesday that he is a candidate for Lehigh County Executive. Muller, who held senior positions at large companies in the Lehigh Valley before moving into the public sector, is the first Democrat to enter the race. He announced his candidacy at the Triangle in Emmaus. Muller, of Lower Macungie, has been the county's director of administration for seven years, serving with former county Executive Don Cunningham to manage a $400 million budget and 12 negotiations with collective bargaining units, according to a prepared release. He has 40 years of experience in the private sector, including as president and chief operating officer for Binney & Smith—now Crayola…