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Fiscal Responsibility

I have never voted for a tax increase. As a county, we have maintained the lowest tax rate in the state at .92 (SmartAssetTM). Through various initiatives I have helped to save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars.

One of the first things I did as a commissioner was remove myself from the tax appeals board. I believe this is a way of increasing transparency by having a member of the public serve in my place. I will continue to bring this philosophy to the office of County Commissioner. Since being a Commissioner, I have traveled over 30,000 miles without accepting any reimbursement back from the county. 

Accomplishments 

  • Joined the Pennsylvania Public Energy Consortium that has helped the county acquire competitive energy pricing.

  • Implemented health care cost containment that has resulted in cost savings.

  • Received a state grant to implement solar technology that is estimated to save approximately $100,000 each year and $5.3 million over the next 30 years.

  • Changed healthcare providers at the correctional facility that will help to contain rising healthcare costs. 

  • Implemented innovative technologies to streamline operations and save money.

  • Implemented safety improvements that has resulted in savings.

  • Reviewed and corrected variances in bills.

  • Moved central court to the courthouse that has reduced travel costs.

  • Reduced insurance brokerage costs.

  • Acquired new grants in excess of a million dollars for the county.

  • Increased county revenue in excess of a million dollars for the county

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