Andrea E. Naugle, longtime county clerk and employee, announced that she will seek re-election as the Lehigh County clerk of judicial records.
Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County clerk of judicial records since January 2008. She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.
Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as the clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions. Naugle has been a Lehigh County employee for more than 40 years.
With the enthusiastic support of the 9-12 Project of the Lehigh Valley and encouragement from activists from across Northampton County, sole practitioner Thomas Carroll has announced his candidacy for district attorney of Northampton County.
Carroll began his legal career in 1989 as a prosecutor in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he served on various units, ending by being the chief juvenile prosecutor before starting a private practice.
Northampton County First Deputy District Attorney and lifelong Democrat Terry Houck has announced his campaign for Northampton County district attorney. Houck also announced his bid for district attorney has already received the endorsement of Fraternal Order of Police Washington Lodge 17, Easton.
Thomas Capehart has announced his candidacy for judge of Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.
“My active involvement in our community, coupled with my nearly 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of the law, makes me uniquely qualified to effectively deal with the issues that come before the court,” he said.
Lehigh County Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Morffi Marks has announced she will run for judge in the county’s Court of Common Pleas.
“I have been blessed to have spent a large portion of my career being the voice for child victims,” Morffi Marks said in a news release. “I want to take my courtroom experience as a prosecutor in handling the toughest cases while staying fair and impartial and provide a court where justice is both served and the rights of all are protected.”
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.
Martin has been Lehigh County District Attorney since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.
Joe Hanna has announced his bid for re-election as Lehigh County sheriff. He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party in May.
Hanna was elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with Allentown Police Department, retiring as chief of police, and as a former Lehigh County detective.
John Morganelli announced in November 2018 he would not be seeking another term as Northampton County district attorney.
“I felt at that time that I had achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve, and after 27 years, it was time for me to consider some new challenges,” he said.
Morganelli has decided to make a run for the open seat in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.
On a quiet and dark December night, the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out to judge the 12th annual North Catasauqua small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest.
The committee toured the borough, viewing the 28 homes entered in the contest. The designs varied from simple to elaborate as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine brightly for the holiday season.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County. These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.