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Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

1984 - 1992; 2008 - Present

Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

Mayor Panto is in his fourth consecutive term as Mayor. In November 2019 Sal Panto, Jr. was re-elected capturing 82% of the votes and sweeping every ward in the city. He also served two terms as Mayor from 1984-1992 when he was elected at the age of 31, the City’s youngest Mayor. He is recognized as a highly effective local government leader and is credited with making Easton a cleaner and safer city. During his tenure, he added 11 additional police officers to the force; hired 5 additional firefighters and 2 additional code enforcement officers to achieve his goal of a “clean and safe” city achieving a reduction in crime and violence each year.

Mayor Panto and his team are credited with bringing fiscal stability to the city. When he took office in 2008 the city was on the verge of filing for Act 47, the equivalent of bankruptcy with state oversight. At a time when the nation was experiencing the worst recession since the Great Depression, Mayor Panto and his team have had twelve straight years with no increase in real estate taxes and have had a year-end surplus every year. His financial management has earned the city an increase in its Standard and Poor’s rating from a BBB in 2008 when he took office to an A-. At one point during his tenure the City earned an A+ rating. Read More...