Both men are life-long residents of the area. Allentown is Slattery’s hometown.

Mackenzie was born in Allentown Hospital and grew up in South Whitehall near Dorney Park.

Slattery maintained Mackenzie has been living and working in Harrisburg and Washington for the last 10 years.

Mackenzie said he understand the concerns of residents in the district and will carry those concerns to Harrisburg as their state representative. He said he is “committed to ensuring a brighter future for all of us.”

In Lehigh County, the 134th District includes the boroughs Alburtis, Emmaus and
Macungie, all of Lower Macungie Township and parts of Salisbury, South Whitehall , Upper Macungie and Upper Milford townships.

In Berks County, the district includes the boroughs of Bally and Bechtelsville and
District, Hereford and Washington townships.