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Bangor Mayor John Brown running for Northampton County Executive

Published On: Feb 08 2013 01:16:18 PM EST

The mayor of Bangor Borough is ready for a different job.

John Brown, 51, announced on Friday he plans to run for the office of Northampton County Executive.

As the current mayor, he has championed fiscal restraint and responsibility in government throughout these turbulent times, according to a statement.


“The toughest challenges have been bringing people together in pursuit of a common goal, maximizing limited resources and making tough choices,” said Brown. “Fortunately, the executive and leadership skills I have developed over the past thirty years have allowed me to successfully meet these challenges head on as Mayor. I will continue to do the same as Northampton County Executive.”

Brown was named the 2011 Mayor of the Year by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

He is a graduate of Notre Dame University and lives in Bangor with his wife and son.