Katherine Reinhard

Katherine Reinhard

Katherine Reinhard, a veteran journalist, is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Lehigh Valley Correspondent and a co-editor of Armchair Lehigh Valley, a Substack newsletter focused on politics in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton region.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Meet the 7 Democrats running for Lehigh County commissioner

By: - April 20, 2023

Four in the running on Republican side in May 16 primary for four at-large seats.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

Spring primary races are cropping up across the Lehigh Valley

By: - February 20, 2023

Easton mayoral, Lehigh County commissioners, NorCo DA among the face-offs on the 2023 ballot.

Technical mistakes, secrecy envelope errors led to Lehigh Valley mail-in ballots being rejected

By: - January 23, 2023

The 1,296 rejected ballots were a fraction of the roughly 73K mail-in ballots returned in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Long-serving Lehigh Co. DA Jim Martin won’t seek re-election

By: - January 17, 2023

The Republican intends to finish term, which ends next January.

Leigh Valley’s Coleman changes mind, resigns from Parkland School Board

By: - December 19, 2022

The senator-elect in the 16th District had previously announced plans to remain a school director.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

For three open seats in Legislature, Lehigh Valley picks two Democrats, one Republican

By: - November 10, 2022

(*This story was updated at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, 11/10/22 with additional reporting) In November 2021, Republican Jarrett Coleman, an airline pilot from Upper Macungie, won a seat on the Parkland School Board after running on an anti-mask platform that drew support from parents who said they were exhausted by school policies enacted at the […]

Republican Lisa Scheller making her second bid in 7th Congressional District

By: - October 9, 2022

The GOP hopeful has hit her opponent, incumbent Democratic U.s. Rep. Susan Wild, on inflation, ties to Biden.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

In a bellwether Pa. seat, Democrat Susan Wild touts record as she pursues third term

By: - October 6, 2022

She's facing Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch in the redrawn 7th Congressional District.

Photo by Tyler Callahan on Unsplash

Browning, Miller to square off in Sept. 29 debate for Lehigh Valley’s 14th Senate District seat

By: - September 22, 2022

Debates previously have been announced in 134th and 22nd state House races.

GOP hopeful Scheller slams Biden’s student debt plan. Her company had PPP loans wiped clean

By: - August 30, 2022

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, supports the initiative, and has introduced her own student debt restructuring legislation.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District

GOP continues to erode Democrats’ voter edge in 7th Congressional District

By: - August 9, 2022

Republicans have 188,245 registered voters in the bellwether district – a  gain of 4,793 since a March release of numbers.

Buttigieg gets up-close look at infrastructure bill projects in Lehigh Valley

By: - August 2, 2022

Marcona’s story is the reason why Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, visited  LCCC on Tuesday to announce the college will receive a $193,677, two-year grant to provide free tuition for CLD training to 30 military veterans and five individuals from underserved communities.