Candidates from Citizens For a Better Allentown Earn Places on May Primary Ballot


CBA_LogoAll eight candidates affiliated with Citizens For a Better Allentown collected enough nominating petition signatures to have a place on May’s primary election ballots.

The Democratic Party candidates in the slate for City Council are:

  • Councilman Joe Davis
  • Councilman Jeff Glazier
  • Candida Affa

Controller Mary Ellen Koval is also running for re-election as a Democrat.

The cross-filed slate of candidates the political action committee has endorsed for Allentown School Board are:

  • Elizabeth Martinez
  • Charlie Thiel
  • Audrey Mathison
  • Marc Telesha

The successful petition drives followed a rousing campaign kickoff event attended by more than 200 people at Candida’s Bar on 12th Street last month.

“I’m very pleased to be supporting such a great slate of candidates for City Council and the Allentown School Board,” Mayor Ed Pawlowski said. “I know this group of people can help continue to push the city forward as we make Allentown one of the best small cities in the country in which to live and work.

The goal of Citizens for a Better Allentown is to elect like-minded Democrats who can move the City of Allentown forward to a better and more prosperous future. It aims to cultivate leadership that is committed to building a stronger community by providing a quality education to every child, keeping our streets safe, and expanding economic development to all corners of the City.

Mayor Ed Pawlowski is the PAC’s chairman. State Reps. Peter Schweyer and Michael Schlossberg also serve on the group’s board of directors.

The recent and ongoing revitalization of the downtown has put Allentown on a path to prosperity. Citizens for a Better Allentown’s aim is to elect leaders who will continue to move the city in the same direction.

To learn more about Citizens for a Better Allentown and its slate of candidates, visit their Website, or like them on Facebook.