Politics
11:33 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Candidates for Lehigh County Executive on Lehigh Valley Discourse

An especially interesting primary battle is taking place in the County Executive election in Lehigh County. While Democrat Tom Mueller is unopposed in the primary, former county commissioner Dean Browning and current commissioner Scott Ott are fighting for the soul of Lehigh County's Republican Party. Browning is a conservative who was ousted in his bid for re-election two years ago when he voted for the budget proposed by then-County Executive Don Cunningham because it included a tax increase. Ott, a Tea Party conservative, led the effort to remove Browning.  On May 14, Republicans will choose their candidate to challenge Mueller. Join host Alan Jennings, an activist who commonly takes liberal positions in his "day job" as Executive Director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, as he moderates this one-on-one debate between the Republican candidates on this week’s program. (Original air date May 2, 2013.)