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    Elliot Abrams
    (Dem)

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    Aaron M. Miller
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

If elected, what will be your three top priorities, and how will you address them?

Campaign Website weatherscaape.org
Date of Birth 5/31/1947
Education BS, MS in Meteorology, PSU Distinguished graduate, USAF Officer Training School
Qualifications Have served for 36 years, but still leaning. Elected officials are working for the people, not the other way around
Facebook Elliot Abrams fan page
Twitter accuElliot
1. Maintain and improve upon the practice of good service for the people of Patton Township. It is important to listen to concerns and respond as well as possible.

2. Make sure that when we spend taxpayer dollars, a guiding principle is that we are investing for the future. We provide services realizing our population includes individuals with varying needs, wants, abilities, appearance, passions, concerns, lifestyles and beliefs.

3, Work to maintain and enhance quality of life. Provide and improve the services people expect from their municipality and stay within the budget.
Campaign Website https://www.facebook.com/Aaron-Miller-for-Patton-Township-Board-of-Supervisors-1949407928700396/
Date of Birth 6-11-1983
Education Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, August 2019
Qualifications Resident of Patton Township and a desire to serve my community
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Aaron-Miller-for-Patton-Township-Board-of-Supervisors-1949407928700396/
1. Affordable housing - The cost of living continues to rise, as do real estate prices. The effect this has on the rental market, and on lower to middle income families, cannot be overstated. It's become a big challenge for young professionals and families to get established in this and surrounding townships. Finding affordable housing solutions while working with the township, CRCOG, developers and non-profit organizations (SCCLT for example) is one of my major goals as a supervisor.

2. Parks and play spaces - One of the greatest assets our region has is its parks and open spaces. Organizations like Clearwater Conservancy and our CR Parks and Rec have done amazing work at making recreation spaces for families, both natural and planned. Something I would like to see is a continued push to create bike trails and walking paths connecting new developments to the rest of the community.

3. Promoting and growing local business - In Patton Township the growth of commercial space along North Atherton Street continues, and yet most of these spaces are filled by national chains. I would like to see some of the new commercial spaces, such as those in the proposed Patton Crossing plan, be taken up by local entrepreneurs. Local restaurants are more likely to be invested in the community and driven to appeal to customers outside of the student population.