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.
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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.