Council members need to be in touch, informed, fair and committed to the welfare of the borough. Ron Madrid is all those things.
On the planning commission and as president of the Holmes-Foster Neighborhood Association, he thoroughly researches each issue and, most importantly, communicates his knowledge.
As part of Penn State and as a resident living on Beaver Avenue, he understands the problems both homeowners and students face, and cares passionately about the community.
As a friend he is intelligent, thoughtful and has a lovely sense of humor.
And, finally, as a Republican married to a Democrat for more than 40 years, well, he knows the fine art of compromise.
Peggy and Bill Hartman