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    John Christy

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    Charles A Garris

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Campaign Phone (570) 460-0049
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Education BA Gannon University PoliticalScience AS Gannon University Business
Current Occupation County Commissioner
Qualifications for Office 4yrs County Commissioner Owner OM Christy Construction Consulting Company. 40 yrs Construction Management background.
The County Commissioners office oversees the financial well-fair and sets the tone and direction of the County. This is reflected on a myriad of organizations that are working together to connect social services and economic opportunities. The fiscal management of facilities with oversight through technology that we have implemented is creating a effective way to control costs on building repairs. Outdated paper systems are being replaced with management tools such as "Docu-ware" to alleviate redundant storage and handling of documents county wide. New Court filings are being done via electronic files saving time money and adds efficiency. We are utilizing technology to streamline County systems and services and will continue to create a more efficient and effective Monroe County and save taxpayer dollars. We are still working on ways to provide greater bandwidth at lower cost for some government offices. We are working with local landowners to hopefully find a suitable solution soon.
Campaign Phone (570) 350-8870
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Education BS East Stroudsburg University
Current Occupation County Commissioner
Qualifications for Office VAST MULTI-MUNICIPAL EXPERIENCE · Brodhead Creek Regional Authority 2006-Present · Smithfield Township Sewer Authority 2007-2011 · Southeast Monroe County Regional Sewer Authority Chairman, 1980-1981 · Mayor of East Stroudsburg 1994-1997 · East Stroudsburg Borough Council 1985-1989 · Monroe County Control Center Board 1988-1991 · East Stroudsburg Planning and Zoning 1975-1985 SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS · Patterson Kelley Company., Manager, Heat Transfer Division, 1964-1984 · Charles A. Garris Manufacturers, Representative, 1985-2011 DEEP ROOTS & COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY · Educated in the East Stroudsburg School District · United States Air Force, 1956-1960 · East Stroudsburg University, B.S. in Education 1964 · Monroe County Historical Association, Board Member, 2006-2010 · Pocono Medical Center, Board of Directors, 1983-1992 · Pocono Medical Center, Board Chairman, 1988-1992 · Pocono Medical Center, Board Chairman, 1992-1995
As a sitting county commissioner it is important that the county government be run in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Without making conservative, intelligent decisions, every working day, budgets soon get out of hand, and the net results would be a tax increase for the Monroe County residents. It is my goal, if I am relected, to continue a cost-effective and efficient running of Munroe County.
Campaign Phone (570) 460-5156
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Education Education Specialist, The College of William & Mary - Superintendent Letter of Eligibility, Marywood University M.S. Educational Administration, East Stroudsburg University - B.A. Elementary Education, Alderson Broaddus College
Current Occupation Community Activist
Qualifications for Office Teacher (served as Association President)/Coach/Administration - All Levels and Central Office. Retiring as Superintendent. Oversight of 145 million dollars school budget, one thousand plus employees, servicing 8,000 students at district population peak.
Vision for Monroe County

Infrastructure secure grants to address issues and concerns in a timely manner throughout Monroe County. Environmental & Economic Balance Maintain the beauty of Monroe County while promoting Economic Development

Emergency Services Assess countywide services to insure equitable coverage for all of Monroe County

Transparency Hold town hall and open forums to address countywide concerns and initiatives to accommodate working residents

Cooperative Governance Facilitate cooperation and dialogue with boroughs and townships to improve quality of life for our residents.
Campaign Phone (570) 421-9993
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Education BS - Bloomsburg State University MEd, PhD - The Pennsylvania State University
Current Occupation Monroe County Commissioner
Qualifications for Office Seven years experience serving in the office and effectively controlling expenses. Twenty-five years as a property manager answering to a number of different home owner boards of directors. Four years of service on the Pennsylvania State Planning Commission.
Although I have been a Commissioner for seven years, there’s always room for improvement. I would like to be more successful in bringing more family-sustaining jobs to Monroe County; fund community service organizations based on positive results rather than “We’ve always done it this way”; secure financial assistance for some of our major capital projects through Federal and State grants rather than relying totally on taxpayers’ dollars; modernize more of the County offices so they are not dealing with ( and storing) massive amounts of paper; and, above all, keep politics out of the Commissioner’s office.