Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor | Local elections matter

Local elections may not grab as many headlines, but they are much more impactful on our everyday lives than the flashy and soundbite-worthy presidential circuses.

This year’s race for Board of Commissioners presents two candidates who are best for Centre County.

Michael Pipe has already served a term as commissioner, and has accomplished much in that time. More and more, a considerable amount of our business is conducted and information found online. Pipe has worked to improve the county website to make county government more transparent and was part of the process of moving voter registrations from antiquated paper applications to streamlined online forms, which will save taxpayers money.

Mark Higgins wants to make sure that our children, the many Penn State grads that stay in Happy Valley, and the many more who return to seek employment in the area, find good, family-sustaining jobs. He has worked as a business-turnaround expert for more than 30 years, and is currently mentoring four business start-ups in the area — two of which are award-winning so far. Higgins wants to focus on boosting Centre County’s economic development initiatives and making sure we can all have a great career here at home.

I invite all Centre County residents to join me in voting for Pipe and Higgins on Nov. 3.

Dominique Williams

State College

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