Born and raised in the City of Easton, Panto is in his fourth consecutive term as mayor. He also served two terms from 1984-1992 after being elected at the age of 31 as the city’s youngest mayor.
In his efforts to make Easton a clean, safe city, he added 11 police officers and hired two additional firefighters and additional code enforcement officers.
He holds a master’s degree from Lehigh University and a bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University. In May 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service from Lafayette College.
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