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Hampden Township Commissioner

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    Nate Silcox (Rep) Executive Director of the PA Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee

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    John Matthew Smith (Dem) Retired from United Airlines, real estate and energy equity investor

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Education University of Pennsylvania (Penn) Master of Public Administration and currently completing a Penn Master of Law degree; Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Bachelor of Business Administration, Professional Accountancy.
Qualifications Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Risk Management Assurance, and Current Hampden Township Commissioner (2014-present). Proven professional and personal qualifications to oversee and analyze the diversified services Hampden Township provides daily to ensure they are effective and efficient. Strategic planning for the future with resident input is essential to maintain our quality of life and low taxes
Municipality Hampden Township
County Cumberland
Web Site Www.hampdentownship.us
As demonstrated the last 4 years I have served my Hampden neighbors: 1) Apply and deliver my professional business experience to ensure Hampden residents continue to receive optimal township services for their tax dollar both now and into the long-term future; 2) Continue to provide the highest quality township services which aligns with our motto - "Where People Come First"; and 3) Continue to plan for the long-term future to ensure Hampden is the best bedroom & low-tax community in Central PA.
Campaign Phone (717) 649-2085
Campaign Email silcoxn@msn.com
Education *Cumberland Valley High School *Lock Haven University (BA) *Penn State Harrisburg (MPA)
Qualifications I have served as a Hampden Township Commissioner since 2010. I have over 20 years of public policy experience at the state level - as Director for the PA Senate Local Government, Communications & Technology, Aging & Youth, and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committees. As a Commissioner, I established an annual Breakfast with Business Leaders; founded the Veterans Recognition Committee which is raising funds for our Veterans Park & Memorial; and planned a Community Shred Day event.
Twitter @NateSilcox
Municipality Hampden Township
County Cumberland
Web Site www.hampdentownship.us
1-Holding the Line on Taxes (Hampden Township has not increased the Property Tax Rate in 40 years). 2-Controlling Spending (Averaged 2.6% increases in expenditures since 2010). 3-Planning for the Future (Led the first Comprehensive Plan update since 1994). In 2011, the Patriot News ranked Hampden Township as having the lowest taxes while offering the most services in Central PA. I aim to build on this record - with the new Hampden Township Veterans Park & Memorial, Community Shred Day, and more
Campaign Phone (717) 421-5835
Campaign Email hampden@smith.net
Education B.S. University of Maryland, Major- Transportation Management, Minor- Economics/Psychology
Qualifications Resident of Hampden Township for 28 years. Employed by United Airlines for 27 years with duties that included the establishment of a regional safety program/system that reduced accidents by 60%. Community involvement includes 15 years of youth soccer coaching, 20 years of volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, and volunteering at Mission Central. I recently began donating time to Mediation Ministries where we rescue seniors and others victims from abusive situations
Municipality Hampden
County Cumberland
1) Ensure Hampden continues its legacy of fiscal conservatism by analyzing spending, energy usage and reconsidering the construction of a new municipal building. We would repurpose the revenue for healthier, safer options that will be beneficial to all Hampden residents. 2) Rewrite Hampden's future with walkable pathways that will enhance safety and health by connecting neighborhoods and park amenities. 3) Increase our sense of community by creating a dog park and allowing pets in parks.

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