Thursday, May 16, 2013
In the most contested of Lehigh County commissioner races, four Republicans are seeking their party's nomination in District 5, and two Democrats are seeking their party's nod in the May 21 primary.
In one of the most contested races in the May 21 primary, four Republican candidates are seeking their party's nomination for a Lehigh County Commissioner seat in District 5. On the Democratic side, two candidates are seeking their party's nod for the seat. The winners of the Republican and Democratic races will square off in the November general election for the four-year position. District 5 includes Salisbury Township, Emmaus, Macungie, Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Township and parts of Allentown. Patch sent a questionnaire to the candidates and is posting their replies in their entirety. Click on the name of the candidate to read his information, including educational and family background as well as each …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Wesley Barrett, of Emmaus, is one of two candidates in the Democratic primary for Lehigh County Commissioner, District 5. The primary is May 21. The winner will face the Republican nominee in November.
Wednesday, May 1
Lehigh County Commissioner Race, District 5 (District 5 includes Salisbury Township, Emmaus, Macungie, Upper Milford, Lower Milford, Coopersburg, Upper Saucon Township and parts of Allentown.) Candidate: Wesley Barrett Age: 33 Family: Wife and two boys ages 1 and 3. Political party affiliation: Democrat Tell us about your educational background: Emmaus High School: 1999 Quinnipiac University: 2003, BA in eMedia Tell us about your professional/business background: Business Owner: Wesley Works Real Estate INC, Wesley Works Entertainment & Photography I started my first business, Wesley Works, when I was twelve. 20 years later I now own and operate 3 award winning businesses and employee 40 people in downtown Emmaus. Why are you running for…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Emmaus Borough Councilman Wesley Barrett formally announced his candidacy for Lehigh County Commissioner, District 5, on the steps of the Wesley Works Building in Emmaus Wednesday.
Emmaus businessman Wesley Barrett, 32, has formally announced his bid for Lehigh County Commissioner, District 5. Barrett, a Democrat, is an Emmaus Borough Councilman and also owns and operates the Emmaus-based Wesley Works businesses: Wesley Works Real Estate, Wesley Works Photography Studio and Wesley Works Entertainment. He is an Emmaus High School graduate ('99) and a graduate of Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Barrett was first elected to Emmaus Borough Council in 2005 at the age of 25. During his tenure on the council, Barrett has served on nine separate working committees, according to a prepared statement announcing his candidacy. He lists among his major accomplishments: his role in improving public safety by getting more …
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 …