A South Whitehall Twp. resident has thrown her hat into the ring for Lehigh County commissioner.

Attorney Susan Ellis Wild has entered the race for District 2, which includes South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Lower Macungie townships and Alburtis.

She's a partner with the Gross McGinley law firm.

“I’m running because the people of Lehigh County’s 2nd district deserve a commissioner who will address the issues and problems they face on a daily basis, a commissioner who will advocate and negotiate tirelessly on their behalf, so that we will continue to grow and prosper and address the challenges that come our way,” Ms. Wild said. “Advocacy and negotiation is what I’ve done for my clients for 30 years, and I am committed to bringing the same persistence and hard work to the board of commissioners.”

A longtime South Whitehall Twp. resident, Wild graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School and has been in practice in the Lehigh Valley since 1988.