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Meet the Candidates: Larry Stoudt

Republican veteran seeks another term on Nazareth Borough Council.

Meet the Candidates: Larry Stoudt

Age: 73 

Residence: Nazareth

What is your political affiliation:

Nazareth Area High School, Class of 1956

Profession/Work Experience:

  • 28 years at Nazareth Steel Fabricators
  • 17 years at East Lawn Social Club

Community Service:

  • Current vice president of Nazareth Borough Council
  • Current chairman of the borough's Police Committee
  • Fire police
  • Holy Family Beneficial Society
  • American Legion
  • Officiated high school football in addition to Little League and American Legion baseball

Why are you running for Nazareth Borough Council?

I like to be involved in what's going on with the community.


What qualifies you to serve on the council?

My ability to work with people, plus my experience. I've been [on Nazareth Borough Council] over 30 years.


What do you see as the council’s roles and responsibilities?

  • Maintain the financial stability of the community.
  • Maintain protection for the community.


Where do you think the borough can reduce spending and/or save money? (Please be as specific as possible)

If we regionalize the police department, we can cut costs there.


What are your ideas for promoting economic development in the borough? (Please be as specific as possible)

I would like to see the [] get more small businesses to come in. How you do that in this economy, though… I know it's tough.


What are your hopes for Nazareth’s police department?

[We'll] have to either really increase expenses and maintain our own department, or go to a regionalized department.


Do you feel contracting services, the mayor's recommended option, is the way to go? Why or why not?

Yes; I supported regionalizing the police department 15 years ago when was started. I still support it.


What one thing would you most like to accomplish if elected to Nazareth Borough Council?

Mostly l want to get the situation with the police department straightened out.


Anything else you would like voters to know?

Just please vote for me on Tuesday.

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