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Thomas Traud nominated for Allentown city solicitor

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown interim Mayor Ray O'Connell has nominated attorney Thomas Traud, Jr. for the city solicitor position. 

“I am proud to nominate Tom Traud as city solicitor,” O'Connell said in a news release. “He has been an
outstanding attorney with decades of experience in both the private and the public sector. He will be a tremendous asset for the city. I have known Tom for a very long time and I consider it an honor to submit his nomination to City Council.”

Traud graduated from Dieruff High School, earned his undergraduate at University of Pennsylvania and his legal degree at Villanova Law School.

He served as solicitor for Lehigh Career and Technical Institute for 34 years, according to a news release, and as solicitor for Lehigh County Board of Assessment Appeals for over 20 years. He served six years as an assistant Lehigh County solicitor. 

Traud is now involved in a solo practice in the city with his sons T. Benjamin and Andrew. 

“While the downtown is certainly on the upswing, city hall has seen its share of controversy.  I will do my best to assist our new mayor in restoring Allentown to its previous status as the 'Queen City of the Lehigh Valley,'" Traud said.

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