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5 Seeking to Replace Imprisoned Ex-Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski

What to Know

  • Five people are vying to serve out the final two years of Ed Pawlowski's term after the longtime Allentown mayor went to prison.
  • Allentown's interim mayor, Ray O'Connell, is seeking the Democratic nom against Michael Daniels, Cheryl Johnson Watt and Patrick Palmer.
  • The Democratic winner will face Tim Ramos, who's running unopposed in the Republican primary.

Four Democrats and one Republican are running to serve the rest of imprisoned former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's term.

Pawlowski, a Democrat, resigned in March 2018 after his conviction on federal corruption charges. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for rigging municipal contracts in a scheme to raise money for his political campaigns for higher office.

Allentown's interim mayor, Ray O'Connell, is seeking the Democratic nomination against challengers Michael Daniels, Cheryl Johnson Watt and Patrick Palmer.

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The winner will face Tim Ramos, who's running unopposed in the Republican primary.

The winner of the fall general election will serve the final two years of Pawlowski's term. The former mayor was re-elected while under indictment but resigned two months into his fourth term.

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