I was born and raised in Florida, and I attend Penn State. Florida’s importance in national politics makes it easy for the Sunshine State to cast a shadow on local political issues going on in Happy Valley, and we often disregard our status as important player in critical local elections.
This year, I am supporting Michael Pipe and Mark Higgins for the Centre County Board of Commissioners.
Pipe is running for re-election, and was critical in the efforts to make it easier for you and me to register to vote over the Internet. He also made the county websites a window for transparency into government.
Joining Pipe is Higgins, a business-turnaround expert. As someone who is entering the job market in less than a year, I see that most of the jobs not in Philadelphia or New York exist in a place in Pennsylvania where the one local bar is filled with people twice our age.
Higgins wants to make sure that there are more job opportunities right here in Centre County. More opportunities here means that as a student worker, I may have more employment opportunities than just the restaurant industry. He’s the one for the job, as he is working with four businesses right now, two of which won awards.
I urge you to join me in supporting Pipe and Higgins on Nov. 3.