Like many people I’ve never voted in a local election, but I’ve realized the error of my ways and look forward to placing my votes for Mike Pipe and Mark Higgins.
In his first term as commissioner, Pipe impressed me with his willingness to host and attend meetings around the county, propose ethics reforms and work to find common ground. He showed an openness, curiosity and warmth in time where our politics are increasingly myopic and divided.
Higgins brings extensive knowledge of how to turn around businesses and organizations. His expertise coupled with Pipe’s leadership and experience will help create an environment where well-paying jobs will thrive. This vote is critical as we as a community take steps toward becoming a truly dynamic economy.
I hope you’ll join me in voting to move Centre County toward progress and collaboration Nov. 3; vote for Pipe and Higgins.