PRIMARY ELECTION 2021 NORTHAMPTON BOROUGH COUNCIL, SECOND WARD
Two Republican candidates are seeking the council seat to represent Northampton Borough’s second ward.
Incumbent Tony Pristash and Bonnie Almond are on the ballot for the four-year term.
Voters will choose one.
The candidates were asked to answer this question:
What makes you uniquely qualified for a seat on borough council?
Their responses follow.
I am qualified for a seat on borough council through my many years of professional and civic experiences as a local business owner, sitting borough councilman, corporate leader and Chamber of Commerce president. These experiences, as a whole, provided me with a worldwide, hands-on prospective to responsible governing and promoting community growth.
First and foremost, I will continue to promote fiscal responsibility, as my record on borough council shows. I’m also very empathetic to the financial strains and stresses our citizens are experiencing and will wholeheartedly continue as your voice of reason on all matters before council.
I am a borough resident over 50 years. I graduated Northampton High School, with my husband of 46 years and our three children. Five grandchildren attend borough schools.
• A member of the civil service commission; four new full-time police officers and two part-time officers
• A citizen rep on the multi-municipal planning steering committee
• Keep tax base low.
• Support local police, fire, EMS services, all local groups that strive to make our town and community a better place.
• Encourage small business owners to move businesses into the borough.
• Establish and maintain rules and regulations for the safety/cleanliness of community parks.