Friday, August 17, 2012
The Lehigh County Democratic Committee announced John Reynard’s candidacy in the race in the 134th state House district race a mere two weeks ago and he’s already making his view of things known.
Emmaus resident John Reynard may be arriving late to the party, but he’s certainly done a lot to let people know he’s walked through the door. Reynard, a personal investment consultant, was named a mere two weeks ago by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the committee’s pick to replace Patrick Slattery on the November ballot in the 134th state House district race. Reynard will face Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the fall election. Reynard has almost 20 years of private sector experience working in both for-profit and not-for-profit education and providing investment and estate advice to local Pennsylvanians. He says that he has worked throughout his career to increase economic literacy in the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania as a whole. …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
John Reynard of Emmaus is the Lehigh County Democratic Committee’s choice to replace Patrick Slattery on the November ballot for the 134th state House seat.
An Emmaus man has been selected by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee to replace Patrick Slattery on the November ballot in the 134th state House district race. John Reynard, a personal investment consultant, will face Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the fall election. Mackenzie won the seat in an April special election against Slattery to see who would fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Doug Reichley, who left state politics to become a Lehigh County judge. Slattery, of Lower Macungie, was expected to again face Mackenzie in November, but he withdrew his name from the race in July, citing personal and professional reasons. In a prepared statement, Reynard said: “I’m extremely honored to have been recommended to fill the slot formerly held …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Emmaus Borough Councilman Wesley Barrett says that he is flattered to be talked about as a potential Democratic contender in the 134th District, but calls those conversations "nothing more than rumor."
An Emmaus Borough Councilman says the rumors that he has been approached by the Democratic Party to run for the 134th Congressional seat in the November general election are just that – rumors. Wesley Barrett, who in addition to sitting on Emmaus Borough Council runs several Emmaus-based businesses under the company name Wesley Works, Inc., says he is appreciative that he is being talked about as the potential Democratic contender in the 134th race against Rep. Ryan Mackenzie in the fall. "I'm flattered that my name continually comes up in discussion about who will fill this seat,” Barrett wrote in an email statement to Emmaus Patch, “but it is nothing more than rumor. I have two babies at home, multiple rapidly growing businesses, and …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Who should Democrats pick to replace Patrick Slattery on the ballot for the 134th House district race
Monday, July 9, 2012
Now that Democrat Patrick Slattery has dropped out of the 134th House race, who should run against Republican Ryan Mackenzie? Tell us what you think in the comments section below. Slattery said last week that he's no longer vying for the 134th House seat that opponent Republican Ryan Mackenzie won in a special election in May. Slattery posted on Facebook that he has withdrawn from the race due to personal and professional constraints. Slattery and Mackenzie squared off in a special election to see who would fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Doug Reichley, who left state politics to become a Lehigh County judge. The two men were set to compete again in November's general election for a two-year term for the same seat. According to …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Democrat Patrick Slattery has dropped his bid to be state representative for the 134th House district
Democrat Patrick Slattery says he's no longer vying for the 134th House seat that opponent Republican Ryan Mackenzie won in a special election in May. Slattery posted on Facebook that he has withdrawn from the race due to personal and professional constraints. Slattery and Mackenzie squared off in a special election to see who would fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Doug Reichley, who left state politics to become a Lehigh County judge. The two men were set to compete again in November's general election for a two-year term for the same seat. Though he had heard "rumblings," Mackenzie said he learned of Slattery's decision while going door-to-door in Emmaus on Monday to meet voters. "Didn't you hear?" he said a constituent, who had …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Salisbury and Lehigh County in the Nov. 6 election.
Friday, June 15, 2012
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ryan Mackenzie, of South Whitehall, was sworn into office in Harrisburg Tuesday by Lehigh County Judge Doug Reichley, whose state House seat he is filling.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ryan Mackenzie, of South Whitehall, took the oath of office for the 134th state House seat on Tuesday, once again providing residents of the district with representation in Harrisburg after a months-long gap. Mackenzie, along with five other new House members, took the oath from Lehigh County Judge Doug Reichley, whose unexpired term he is filling. In a video of the swearing-in, Mackenzie stands on the House floor with the other new members, his right hand on the Bible as he takes his oath. Mackenzie, 29, a Republican, won the April 24th special election for the seat, which was made vacant when Reichley became judge. Mackenzie will again square off against Democrat Patrick Slattery, 41, of Lower Macungie, in the November general election …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Candidates for the 134th state House seat respond to Patch's questions on taxes, state budget, farmland preservation and more.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Patch posed SIX QUESTIONS to the two candidates in the Special Election for the 134th state House race, Republican Ryan Mackenzie and Democrat Patrick Slattery. Patch also posed the questions to Republican Arlene Dabrow, who faces Mackenzie in the Republican Primary for the state House seat. Slattery is unopposed in the Democratic Primary. Both the Special Election and the Primary are Tuesday, April 24. The seat was formerly held by Doug Reichley, now a Lehigh County judge. Each candidate was sent the same six questions, and they were given until Monday, April 16, to respond. Here are Mackenzie's and Slattery's responses. The responses are in full, and unedited, and they are presented in the order that the candidates' name will appear on …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Emmaus political activists accuse Democrat Patrick Slattery and others of defamation of character
Two Emmaus political activists are suing Democratic House candidate Patrick Slattery and 13 others for defamation of character as a result of activities in the fall 2011 general election season. The lawsuit of former Emmaus Borough councilman Otto Slozer and former borough council candidate John Donches was filed in Lehigh County Court on Monday. The suit comes one week before a special election to determine who will serve the remaining term of Rep. Doug Reichley, who resigned his seat representing the 134th House District to become a county judge. Slattery and GOP candidate Ryan Mackenzie are running in the special election to be held Tuesday, April 24. In addition to Slattery, the lawsuit names Citizens for Strong Communities Treasurer …
Republican Primary candidate Arlene Dabrow was the only candidate to show up at Tuesday night's CEPTA event.
Arlene Dabrow was stood up by two men last night in front of a crowd of approximately 40 people. Dabrow is running in the Republican primary for the 134th District House Seat against Ryan Mackenzie of South Whitehall. She was expecting to meet up with Mackenzie during a debate sponsored by the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association (CEPTA) scheduled for last night. Mackenzie, who had originally “RSVP'd” yes for the debate, was a “no show” at the last minute, citing a scheduling conflict as his excuse. Mackenzie is also running for the open 134th House Seat in a special election scheduled during the April 24 primary. Mackenzie’s opponent in that race is Democrat Patrick Slattery of Lower Macungie Township. Slattery, too, was expected at …