MARCH 2011, Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton edition of The Union News
Union member Ken Kraft announces he will seek Northampton County seat
BY PAUL TUCKER
LEHIGH VALLEY, January 16th- Union member Ken Kraft announced on February 16th his candidacy for the Northampton County Council. Mr. Kraft wants to replace the retiring long-time serving Democratic Council member Ann McHale, which has supported the labor community during her time on Council. Ms. McHale also served as President of the nine-member Northampton County Council.
“As a person who believes in community and public service, I look forward to serving the residents of Bethlehem, Hellertown and Hanover as their voice on County Council. I will be a strong advocate for the needs of our region and will always be available to listen to their concerns,” stated Mr. Kraft.
Mr. Kraft is a Assistant Business Manager for the Painters and Allied Trades International Union (PATIU) District Council 21. District Council 21 represents PATIU members throughout the Lehigh Valley. PATIU members work within the construction trade industry.
Mr. Kraft is a life long resident of Bethlehem and a graduate of Freedom High School and served in the United States Marines.
“As a Council member, I will work tirelessly to attract quality, family sustaining jobs, keep taxes stable and deliver high quality services to the residents. I love Northampton County and I will help keep it a great place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr. Kraft added.
Currently, Republicans hold the majority on the County Council.