MOUNT CARMEL - David Fantini, 61, is a candidate for Mount Carmel Borough Council. He has lived in Mount Carmel most of his life.

In 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in August 1971 with the rank of corporal.

He worked construction out of Local 158 for 35 years, retiring in August 2006.

He has been married to the former Catherine Reichwein for 43 years. She is a retired registered nurse.

Fantini has two sons, David and Jason. David is married to Catherine Bringenburg, of Bethlehem. They have two sons, Nicholas, 13, and Zachary, 11. Jason is married to Mandy Brzowstowski, of Mount Carmel. They have two children, Mason, 8, and Sophia Rose, 3 months.

"I consider myself a fair and honest guy. I am interested in the future of Mount Carmel," Fantini said. "The only promise I will make, if elected, as a councilman is, 'I will do my best for Mount Carmel.'"