Ed Pawlowski will serve the city of Allentown as its mayor for a third term.
Pawlowski, a Democrat, received 60 percent of the vote to defeat independent Michael Donovan, a Cedar Crest College professor and former city councilman.
Spot checks at polling places revealed a light turnout Tuesday in an election featuring only one statewide race.
Pawlowski's re-election means he'll be around for the anticipated completion of the Allentown hockey arena project, but he may not finish this term as mayor.
Pawlowski has entered the Democratic race for Pennsylvania governor.