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    Erica Bradley McCabe
    (Dem)

  • Erica Bradley McCabe
    (Rep)

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    Victoria Devries
    (Dem)

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    Jim Evanisko
    (Dem)

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    Joanne Kochanski
    (Rep)

  • James Smith
    (Dem)

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    Robert Yarnall
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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Campaign Phone (570) 503-6052
Campaign email Ericamccabecpst@gmail.com
Education AAS, Purdue University (2006)
Current Occupation Notary Signing Agent
Qualifications for Office Currently serving my appointment on council, however I have served the human rights commission, the public relations commission, and parking commission.
My goal as council member is to bring the borough current. We need to be easily accessible to the public at all times and allow the borough to be a “green” as possible while ensuring the safety and efficiency of all.
Campaign Phone (570) 977-2051
Education AAS Legal Studies, Purdue University
Current Occupation Notary Signing Agent
Qualifications for Office Previously served on the Parking, Social Media, Human Relations Committee. Currently serving out the rest of my appointment on borough council.
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Campaign Phone (570) 249-0161
Campaign email VictoriaDeVriesItsAboutYou@gmail.com
Education Associate Degree in Communication Northampton Community College
Current Occupation Visual Manager and Assistant Store Manager at Forever21 Tannersville PA
Qualifications for Office While managing about 30 employees and more during holidays I have learned what it means to be a leader. In my role as assistant store manager I have gained knowledge of payroll and budgets. I do feel qualified to help my community and I have a strong desire to do good things for all the people..
I think the council could be proactive in bringing new business to Main Street. I think pop-up shops are fun and interesting and I believe this can be done by working with current building owners and potential tenants. It's good way for a new business to test their idea and it's fun so it people will be interested. Also, I think the borough council members should work closely with the County Commissioners to bring business to the area that will hire local people. I want everyone in the borough to know they are appreciated and I will do my best to serve Stroudsburg Borough residents.

Campaign Phone (570) 517-5019
Campaign email JIMEVANISKO@GMAIL.COM
Education Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Westinghouse school of lighting design
Current Occupation Gallery Owner / Gallerist @ Gamut Art Gallery President of GO Collaborative a non profit Corp. (AKA Snowmen of Stroudsburg)
Qualifications for Office Running a prior lighting design company, spending 25 years with underwriters Lab A.D.H.O.C. committees, working with locals to improve historical. economical, children experiences and art issues.
I believe that the 2 monthly sessions should also include the council members to meet a third time during the month to talk to the Borough "Committees", youth organizations, VFW Retirees, Merchants, Art Communities and Historic members on how the council can help in making new strides , to build the economy, reduce taxes, help the children of our town, fight the route 80 project and bring the community back together through low cost creativity, design and historical values and practicality. This can be done utilizing County, State, National Grants and available endowments.
Campaign Phone (570) 656-2745
Campaign email poconoprop@gmail.com
Education attended Kutztown University
Current Occupation Property Management
Qualifications for Office 20 year Council member, 20 years Planning Commission 1973-1993, Police Commission Member, President of Monroe County 911 Control Center Board
As a 20 year incumbent, I feel the best suggestions to improve effectiveness are:

To be diligent in the position held.

Working with our local legislators to lower our taxes and bring higher paying jobs to our area.

Increased use of grants to help repair, promote and enhance our Borough, allowing council to not raise taxes or as little as possible.

Keeping up with pertinent issues that affect the Borough so ordinances can be updated and created in a timely manner to protect our community.

Being proactive, by encouraging growth to increase our tax base, especially due to the Rte. 80 project that proposes to take taxable properties.

Continue to be available to listen to the needs of my community, residents and business people alike.
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Campaign email gyusmc86@yahoo.com
Education BA East Stroudsburg University 2005 (Summa Cum Laude)
Current Occupation Civics Teacher at Monroe Career & Technical Institute
Qualifications for Office 8 Years as Zoning Board Member (Stroud), 8 Years as School Board Director (2) as President, Retired Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant
I believe as a Stroudsburg Borough Council member it will be important to find a balance between preservation and progress. We have an incredible town with opportunity for growth. The borough needs to work with the county and the school district to maximize the potential for progress by creating Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) zones. LERTA zones will encourage the development of our vacant and burned out lots on Main St and other commercial zones in the borough. The revenue generated from this needs to be put back into infrastructure improving our roads and keeping local tax rates in check.