With the November 6 General Election behind us, I am starting a conversation with members of the Lebanon County Republican Community about my re - election.
The year 2019 will be very important for Republicans in the county. We will elect several Row Officers: Treasurer, Recorder of Deeds, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts, Controller and Coroner. It is also the year for County Commissioners.
Among those deserving your support are incumbents who have served with honesty, competence, integrity and distinction. I hope you count me among those.
As a County Commissioner completing a second four-year term, I am proud of my record and I look forward to building on it for the good of the county. My partnership with Commissioner Bob Phillips saved Lebanon County from fiscal decline and helped to ensure a future of stability and prosperity.
All of these — and more not listed here — were based on true conservative principles of the GOP here in Lebanon County, in Pennsylvania and across the nation. These are sound decisions based on a Reaganesque philosophy.
For 2019, we have completed work on a $46 million budget that is balanced, includes $3 million in capital expenditures and protects county reserves.
We also have funded a plan designed by Sheriff Bruce Klingler to enhance security at the Municipal Building and the district justice offices.
In the near future, the county will undertake important projects such as the construction of a new 911 Emergency Response Center — an initiative that will require the kind of management experience and judgement that I employed in my first two terms.
Please consider this my formal request for your support for of my nomination for county commissioner, and ultimately my re - election. I would be honored by your support.
I look forward to serving a community we all love.