Position sought: Cranberry Township supervisor
E-mail address: email@example.com
Address: 216 Woodridge Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Family: Single; father of one child. Born and raised in Cranberry Township
Education: One year of community college in pre-engineering; technical training
school, top of class
Occupation: Owner, T. Moore Custom Interior Finishes, 1986 to present
Related experience: Business management, public relations, active participant in local Tea Party activities.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To bring local government back to basics. We now have a local government that appoints
positions that pay six-figure salaries with benefits. This should be an elected office if it exists at all.
Taxpayers subsidize a golf course that many cannot afford to play on, and the township is now in the bar and restaurant business at the golf course that competes with private local business. The future payments of Graham Park going from 400,000 per year to 1.4 million per year. Future cost for improvements to the waste treatment plant.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Cutting taxes so taxpayers will keep more of their money in their pockets to spend as they see fit.
What sets you apart from the other candidates? We have two candidates who are sitting incumbents. It is time to end the good-ole-boy network.
The incumbents have done many good things. They have also done some things [where] spending isn’t in the best interest of taxpayers. Voters can “term-limit” them out by just voting.
The other new candidate is new to the area and we as citizens know nothing about him other than he chose Cranberry as his home, and he is young with a "new point of view." I have been in Cranberry since 1961, and my business is based here and much of my customer base is also here. I am known for my work on local homes, honest business dealings, and fiscal responsibility when spending customer’s money.
What's your favorite thing about the community? My favorite thing about our community is our community as a whole. Having done many years of volunteer work with Haine School, Seneca Valley cheerleading and just running my business
here in Cranberry, I have had the pleasure to meet and work with thousands of people here. I believe I have a true grassroots connection with those who make up our township.
What is the biggest problem facing the community? Unseen and rarely talked-about future increases in spending. We have at least three township employees who have six-figure-plus salaries and have received raises
when many in the township have frozen wages or decreased salaries. These positions need to be elected positions and not appointed by three sitting supervisors. This system allows unchecked salaries and no review by those who truly pay the bills, the taxpayer.
The township also has future expenses of PennDOT storm drains and improvements in our sewage treatment plant. If citizens of Cranberry are to maintain their existing lifestyle, the township just like the state and federal [governments] must cut wasteful spending and leave hard-earned dollars where they belong, in the