2015 Democratic Candidates

Remaining Contested Races stemming from Cross-Filed Primaries:

(Note: Many races, especially those critically important statewide judicial seats, are contested in November’s election. All races with Democratic candidates throughout Northampton County appear below this list, which shows only the races that remain competitive for at least one Democratic candidate following Cross-Filed Primary races for local judges or school board.)
Judge of Northampton County Court of Common Pleas
Bethlehem Area School Director – At Large
Bangor Area School Director

Justice of PA Supreme Court
(vote for all 3)

David Wecht – www.wecht2015.com

Christine Donohue – www.donohueforjustice.com

Kevin M. Dougherty – www.doughertyforpa.com


Judge of PA Superior Court

Alice Beck Dubow – www.judgealicedubow.com


Judge of PA Commonwealth Court

Michael Wojcik – www.wojcikforjudge.com


Judge of Northampton County Court of Common Pleas

Samuel P. Murray – www.murray4judge.org


County Council – District I

County Council District I comprises Bethlehem, Freemansburg, Hanover Township, and Hellertown

Ken Kraft

County Council – District II

County Council District II comprises Easton, Forks, Glendon, Palmer, Stockertown, Tatamy, West Easton, and Wilson

Robert F. Werner

County Council – District III

County Council District III comprises Allen, Bethlehem Township, East Allen, Lower Nazareth, Lower Saucon, Nazareth, North Catasauqua, Northampton, and Williams

Lori Vargo Heffner

County Council – District IV

County Council District IV comprises Bangor, Bath, Bushkill, Chapman, East Bangor, Lehigh, Lower Mt. Bethel, Moore, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Portland, Roseto, Upper Mt. Bethel, Upper Nazareth, Walnutport, Washington, and Wind Gap

Scott Parsons


District Attorney

John M. Morganelli

County Controller

Stephen J. Barron Jr.


Magisterial District Judge – District 03-2-03

Magisterial District 03-2-03 comprises Bethlehem Township

Patricia C. Broscius

Magisterial District Judge – District 03-2-09

Magisterial District 03-2-09 comprises Forks, Palmer, Tatamy

Jackie Taschner

Magisterial District Judge – District 03-2-10

Magisterial District 03-2-10 comprises the western side of South Side Bethlehem: Wards 1, 2, 3, 4

Nancy Matos Gonzalez


Bethlehem Area School Director – At Large
(may vote for up to 3)

BASD comprises Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Freemansburg, Hanover Township,
and parts of Lehigh County

Dean M. Donaher

[skip to 3rd name in Democratic column – 2nd was cross-filed Republican]

Karen Beck Pooley

Bethlehem Area School Director – Region 3

BASD Region 3 comprises Bethlehem Township, Bethlehem 14-2, 14-3, 14-4, 14-5, 14-6, 14-7, 14-8, 15-2

Eugene C. McKeon


Easton Area School Director – Region 1
(may vote for up to 2)

EASD Region 1 comprises Palmer Township

Jodi Hess

Easton Area School Director – Region 2

EASD Region 2 comprises Easton’s West Ward, Downtown, and South Side: Wards 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Tom Bruno


Bangor Area School Director
(may vote for up to 5)

Bangor Area School District comprises Bangor, East Bangor, Lower Mt. Bethel (except Martins Creek), Portland, Roseto, Upper Mt. Bethel, Washington
[skip to 3rd name in Democratic column – first two were cross-filed Republicans]

Laraine Brands

Deborah Perelli

Stephen Bussenger


Nazareth Area School Director – Region 1
(may vote for up to 2)

Kenneth N. Butz, Jr.


Northern Lehigh School Director
(may vote for up to 5)

Robin T. Distler

Donna M. Kulp

candidates 3-5 (other names from Democratic primary were cross-filed Republicans)


Pen Argyl Area School Director – Region 1 (4-year term)

Bryan D. Scott

Pen Argyl Area School Director – Region 1 (2-year term)

Bryan Trinkley


Saucon Valley School Director
(may vote for up to 5)

Michael J. Karabin

[skip to 4th name in Democratic column – others were cross-filed Republicans]

Mark W. Sivak


Wilson Area School Director – Region 1
(vote for 2)

Janis E. Krieger

Adesh Odyssey

Wilson Area School Director – Region 3
(vote for 2)

Judith A. Herbstreith

Michael Bryant


Bethlehem City Council (4-year term)
(vote for 3)

J. William Reynolds – www.jwilliamreynolds.org

Shawn Martell – www.shawnmartell.com

(Winner of 3rd City Council seat is pending final official count by each county’s Election Board)

Michael Colón – www.colonforcouncil.com

Michael D. Recchiuti – www.mikeforcouncil.com

Bethlehem City Council (2-year term)

Olga Negrón – www.olganegron.com

Bethlehem Controller (2-year term)

George Yasso

Bethlehem Treasurer

Kaija L. Farber


Easton Mayor

Sal Panto

Easton Controller

Tony E. Bassil

Easton City Council – At Large
(vote for 3)

Kenneth Brown – www.kenbrownforeaston.com

Peter Melan

David O’Connell – www.davidoconnellforeastoncitycouncil.com


Additional municipal candidates to be added.