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.
In suburban Allentown school board race, deep-pocketed PACs step up
By: Katherine Reinhard - June 26, 2023
A PAC founded by Republican Dean Browning was the biggest donor in the Parkland district contest.
Meet the 7 Democrats running for Lehigh County commissioner
By: Katherine Reinhard - April 20, 2023
Four in the running on Republican side in May 16 primary for four at-large seats.
Spring primary races are cropping up across the Lehigh Valley
By: Katherine Reinhard - 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: Katherine Reinhard - 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: Katherine Reinhard - 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: Katherine Reinhard - December 19, 2022
The senator-elect in the 16th District had previously announced plans to remain a school director.
For three open seats in Legislature, Lehigh Valley picks two Democrats, one Republican
By: Katherine Reinhard - 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: Katherine Reinhard - October 9, 2022
The GOP hopeful has hit her opponent, incumbent Democratic U.s. Rep. Susan Wild, on inflation, ties to Biden.
In a bellwether Pa. seat, Democrat Susan Wild touts record as she pursues third term
By: Katherine Reinhard - October 6, 2022
She's facing Republican Lisa Scheller in a rematch in the redrawn 7th Congressional District.
Browning, Miller to square off in Sept. 29 debate for Lehigh Valley’s 14th Senate District seat
By: Katherine Reinhard - 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: Katherine Reinhard - August 30, 2022
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, supports the initiative, and has introduced her own student debt restructuring legislation.
GOP continues to erode Democrats’ voter edge in 7th Congressional District
By: Katherine Reinhard - August 9, 2022
Republicans have 188,245 registered voters in the bellwether district – a gain of 4,793 since a March release of numbers.