Editor's Note: Glenn Eckhart of Salisbury Township is one of three delegates from the 15th Congressional District at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FLA. He is backing the Romney-Ryan ticket.
The 15th District also sent delegates Sen. Pat Browne and Allentown School Director Robert Smith. The three alternate delegates are Ellen Kern of Allentown, Chris Donatelli of Lower Macungie and Daryl Lehew of Dauphin County.
Name: Glenn Eckhart
Hometown: Salisbury Township
Political Office/Employment: Lehigh County Controller, former Lehigh County Commissioner
Marital Status/Children: Single; daughter, Maggie, 9.
Congressional District Represented: 15th
* What makes you proud of the Republican Party?
The Republican Party stands for Independence, Liberty, and Personal Responsibility.
* What issues matter in Salisbury Township and the Lehigh Valley?
Issues that matter are jobs, a pro growth economy and spending reductions so that our children and grandchildren can have a life as good as we have had.
* What are you looking forward to at the Republican National Convention?
I am looking forward to go to the Convention because it is one thing in life I have yet to experience.
Note: As a result of redistricting, all of Easton and Nazareth, and Bethlehem, Fork and Palmer townships, and parts of Bethlehem and Upper Nazareth Township are in the 17th Congressional District.