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Whitehall Township Commissioner 4 Year Term {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

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    Michael Dee
    (Dem)

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    LoriAnn Fehnel
    (Rep)

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    Andy Roman
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    Karen S Wilt
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Biographical Information

How will you continue to address the effects of COVID-19, specifically the impact on the community and economy?

D.O.B (Year) 1964
Education B.S. Mass Communications/Public Relations, Boston University, Boston, MA
Qualifications Served 2 years on Board of Commissioners after being appointed in February of 2020. 9 years of local and state-related government experience. Serve on Whitehall Twp. Recreation Commission and Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission.
I come from a background of family-owned businesses, so I certainly identify with small business owners and the impact the pandemic has had. We need to work with State and Local officials to bring federal pandemic relief funds to Whitehall small businesses and residents, and continue to promote covid19 safety guidelines in order to balance economic health and public health. I believe working cooperatively we will be able to bring Whitehall through this crisis safely and economically sound.
D.O.B (Year) 1981
Education Nanticoke Highschool Graduate of 2000. Paramedic graduate from Luzerne County Community College 2001.Medical Assistant Graduate from Lincoln Tech 2011
Qualifications I have been a long advocate for safe neighborhoods.
I believe if I was elected to Whitehall Township Commissioner I would be brain storming with fellow commissioners, the Mayor and our community to help bring businesses to Whitehall Township that people can afford to shop at. We need businesses that want to be in Whitehall Township long term. I like to see businesses work with online shopping that can be easy pick up for customers and even same day delivery. So I would love to explore avenues with businesses that can reasonably compete. I believe we should support and shop small local businesses. Small local businesses have been hit the hardest during the pandemic While big corporations are thriving. I would love to see Trader Joes or Cheesecake factory have a home in Whitehall Township.
D.O.B (Year) 1965
Education William Allen High School Diploma. United States Marine Corps Veteran Honorable Discharge.
Qualifications Current Vice President Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners. Current board member Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority. Served 4 years on the Whitehall Township Planning commission.
Continue to provide all support needed to our first responders and employees, Be fiscally conservative with any Federal Relief funds appropriated for a COVID 19 and make sure the monies are applied where necessary.
D.O.B (Year) 1956
Education Bachelor Degree - Organizational Mgmt. Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. Series 6, 63 Investment License Life & Health License -Medicare Specialist
Qualifications I have served Lehigh County and Whitehall Township as a Conservative Tax-payer advocate! (I will find the $78,000 stolen from Whitehall's Treasurer Dept) 20 Yr Air Force Vet 8 Yr Lehigh County Commissioner President Whitehall School Board Eagle Scout
Whitehall First Campaign - via a "Mom & Pop" Business Initiative: 1. Declare 6-Month "Tax Holiday" for Whitehall Mom & Pop businesses who suffered during the Pandemic. 2. Install "Shop Mom & Pop Business" Banners throughout Whitehall Township to Promote Patronage. 3. Collaborate with the Chamber of Commerce by Hosting seasonal Job Fairs that feature Whitehall Businesses. Community Collaboration initiative: 4. Pass resolution encouraging our School Board to allow our Kids to return to school full-time. 5. Pass resolution encouraging our School Board to allow Mom & Pop businesses to advertise on Whitehall School Buses. 6. Public Service Announcement Campaign to "Boost Your Immune System" through proper Nutrition - engage with Health Stores.
D.O.B (Year) 1952
Education MBA FINANCE WILKES UNIVERSITY BA - ECONOMICES de SALES UNIVERSITY - H S ALLENTOWN CENTRAL CATHOLIC
Qualifications CURRENT WHITEHALL COMMISSIONER - CURRENT ENROLLED AGENT LICENSED BY THE IRS - FORMER LEHIGH COUNTY CONTROLLER - FORMER WHITEHALL TREASURER - BANK AUDITOR MERCHANTS BANK
Whitehall Township has used its efforts to balance the needs of the citizens with the needs of our large retail base. The focus is to keep the citizens as best protected as can be by enforcement of the CDC guidelines in the community. The impact of our revenue base is of great concern to keep our taxes and level of service as they have been accustomed. As a current Whitehall commissioner I have committed to a budget adopted with the anticipation of revenues being lower due to the pandemic and making sure our level of expenditures balance to meet the needs of our community. My years of public service, experience and education has given me insight into understanding what the community desires and the best way to accomplish their needs.
D.O.B (Year) 1949
Education Some college
Qualifications I'm a registered voter and resident of the township since 1991
My hope is to see schools reopen and businesses to reopen in full, measures of safety to be taken as much as possible, but for all of us to stop living in fear. People need to see what's really going on "behind" the covid virus. This country, as well as the world, is in danger of a take over, one world government, the virus being one of the tools used to show how easy it is to control the masses. South Dakota never closed down, schools stayed open, businesses stayed open and profited. They also had the least covid cases out of the whole USA. Why only one state? Because their leaders saw beyond a virus. They saw the real agenda of the government in charge currently. People need to see the truth and allow it to set us free.