LC Commissioners extend deadline for applications
Lehigh County Commissioners extended the deadline for application for the District 5 commissioner seat formerly filled by Emmaus resident Republican Nathan Brown who announced his resignation from the post at its Nov. 11 meeting.
The new deadline is 4 p.m. Dec. 5.
So far, four applicants have applied for the position which will be filled by a vote of the Lehigh County Commissioners.
Vince Tucciarone, of Coopersburg, Nathan Mercer, of Center Valley, Wanda Mercado Arroyo, of Center Valley and Joe Vichot, of Upper Saucon Township, have all submitted applications.
Vichot, in a statement submitted with his application said, “I believe fair, honest and lawful elections are paramount to our republic. We can argue and debate policies but only if the people believe in the integrity of our democratic system.”
“It would be an honor to serve in this position,” Mercado Arroyo said.
According to rules under the county’s charter of government, the replacement must be a Republican as that is the party Brown represented.