Letters to the Editor

Deadline near for voter registration

With the 2017 Pennsylvania General Elections rapidly approaching on Nov. 7th, I urge my fellow citizens to ensure that you are registered to vote. The deadline to register is Oct. 10 and you can do so at http://centrecountypa.gov/ index.aspx?NID=711.

I support Evan Myers for State College Borough Council, and I strongly encourage you to vote for him as well. Myers is a passionate, principled person and a courageous elected official. Myers has served our community for many years with stints on the State College Planning Commission, the Consolidation Study Commission and the Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan Committee.

Myers, chief operating officer of AccuWeather, has achieved great success in business, but he understands that government is not a business; it exists to serve the needs of its people and to provide access to critical services and a safe environment.

Myers believes that government should strive to create the greatest good for all of its people, and that we must treat all members of our community with respect and stand up for the vulnerable and oppressed. He has sponsored resolutions in council and the Centre Region Council of Governments protecting voting rights, the rights of immigrants, people of color and the LGBTQ community.

Myers, himself a Penn State alum, believes that the borough must have a strong and productive relationship with the students and the institution of Penn State.

Please support his efforts to make State College an ever more vibrant and inclusive community.

Ezra Nanes, State College