In a few weeks, Democratic voters in State College will go to the polls to elect their slate of candidates for borough council in the November general elections. It is my pleasure to ask you to vote for Evan Myers, an incumbent running for a second term.
Myers has lived in the State College borough for more than 40 years. He is currently the chief operating officer of AccuWeather, an international corporation. In addition to his corporate duties, Myers has found time to serve State College in a number of important ways. He chaired the State College Planning Commission for five years — there is no better training for a position on borough council than that. In addition, he has served on a number of committees and task forces addressing borough problems, including work on the future of the downtown and fair and affordable housing.
It is rare to find someone with Myers’ experience, talents and good judgment willing to give the time and effort necessary to be an outstanding council member; and he has been an outstanding council member during his first term. But more than that, his many years of demonstrated commitment to State College show him to be an outstanding citizen as well, and that is the highest accolade one can earn in a community. I urge you to vote for him in the Democratic primary on May 16.
Ronald Filipelli, State College
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The writer is a former State College councilman.