Vice-chairman of the Lehigh County Republican Committee is running for Mayor of Allentown

Written by on November 30, 2020

Vice-chairman of the Lehigh County Republican Committee is running for Mayor of Allentown

By Genesis Otega

November 30, 2020

The Allentown Mayoral Race is on pace to be crowded with Democratic candidates. Three have already announced their bids and several more appear poised to run. But as WLVR’s Genesis Otega reports, an Allentown Republican is also vying for the seat, for a second time. 

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Tim Ramos ran against incumbent Mayor Ray O’Connell last year, who defeated him by double the votes.

But now Ramos is giving it another shot. 

The Vice Chairman of the Lehigh County Republican Committee says that Allentown needs, quote, “real leadership.” 

“Those who know me know that when you call me, I show up because I believe that when you call yourself a leader, you are present. And you’re not just present, but you’re present with solutions,” said Ramos.

Ramos recently spoke at a city mayoral forum, where he was the sole Republican candidate. He said he’s running to advocate for Allentown minorities. 

“I believe that a lot of the focus for our community needs to be put on our Latino businesses because they need help, they need assistance.”

Allentown’s last Republican mayor was Bill Heydt, whose term ended in 2002. If elected, Ramos would be the city’s first Latino mayor. 

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