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Voters guide: Patton Township Board of Supervisors

All candidates were asked to respond to the following question:

What are your three top priorities for this position?

Patton Township Board of Supervisors

REPUBLICAN

Josh Troxell

Date of birth: Jan. 26, 1976

Education: MPS, homeland security–public health preparedness; Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Medical Center; B.S. human resources, Geneva College.

Occupation: Safety and security coordinator, Penn State College of Engineering.

Qualifications: Patton Township supervisor, 2008-2013; Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Population over 10,000 Committee chairman, 2012-2013.

Answer to question: My top three priorities for the position center on the ideals of unity, accessibility and accountability. Individual issues will come and go over the course of a six-year term but how we address them is as important, if not more, that what we accomplish. It is far too easy for government leaders to become detached, aloof and out of touch with the communities they serve. As I did in my previous term, I will strive to find common working solutions to complex challenges by responsibly and proactively seeking input from township residents and ensuring that the township does the same.

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