Ron Madrid is a man of exceptional character and integrity, a humble public servant who would use his experience through years of public service and his success in the private sector to make State College a better community now and in the future.
Through close friendship with Madrid’s son Patrick (a naval aviator), I have known the Madrid family for more than 15 years. During this time, I have learned that Ron Madrid is a man of principle who lives his beliefs and is not afraid to challenge the status quo or to ask the difficult questions.
Madrid is a man of high standards and expectations, a man who inspires and motivates those around him to be the best they can be. The success of his four children is a prime example of his influence.
In a small community we need leaders who are principled yet pragmatic, who understand the proper role of local government and who respect the pluralism that our free society is based on.
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With his years of military and civil service, Madrid not only understands this but has lived and is sworn to defend and uphold these values.
Madrid is a testament and a role model for any individual seeking to live a life of service and make a positive impact in their community.
As a State College native, educator and young member of the community, I believe we need a leader with the wisdom, vision and courage to ask the tough questions and solve the long-term challenges facing our small community.
Ron Madrid is that man.
It is with great pride and confidence that I endorse his candidacy for mayor of State College.
Jon Schiavi, State College