Kelly Lausten announced her candidacy for Perkasie mayor, looking to ensure that the borough maintains its status as “America’s Hometown,” reports the Montgomery News-Herald.
She’s currently stumping for write-in votes on Republican and Democrat ballots, ahead of the May 18 primary.
Lausten owns Bloom Flower Co., a full-service floral design studio and retail gift shop. She’s also co-leader of the Bucks County Business Creatives networking group.
“As a small business owner, I feel a sense of connection with our community where everybody knows your name. Perkasie always feels like home,” Lausten said.
Current Mayor John Hollenbach has decided not to run for reelection, opening the slot Lausten seeks.
Her opponent thus far — another write-in option — is Jeff Hollenbach (no relation to Mayor John). He is a former high school math teacher and Pennridge football coach.
Among Lausten’s priorities are small business, community programming and support for law enforcement.
“Living through a year of COVID-19 and such uncertainty, I’m proud to live in a town where residents and business owners have come together to show such immense strength, positivity and support,” Lausten said. “We take care of each other in Perkasie, and it makes me so proud.”
More on Lausten and her quest for the mayorship is at the Montgomery News-Herald.