Over the past 3 years as your commissioner, Joan Robinson McMillen has fought to control county expenses just like each and every one of you have done in your personal and business lives.” I have fought to balance a budget decimated by unfunded mandates and ravaged by out of control healthcare costs, and after three years, I lowered taxes by 1.3 million, returning the money to you the taxpayer. “
In times when the state and federal government raised taxes and ran unbalanced budgets McMillen fought to cut taxes and return the taxpayer’s money back to you.
“When I asked for fiscal responsibility I included myself and did not take the pay raise set by the previous board of commissioners. I have always believed that you lead by example,” said McMillen
“I will continue to work with all the municipalities in Clearfield County to take full advantage of the vast opportunities that are available. Clearfield County needs high paying, high quality, family sustaining jobs. Over the last three years I have worked to market Clearfield County to industries looking to relocate, as well as supporting businesses that are already here.
“Our history has been in our natural resources. We have deep roots in coal and logging. Now we are blessed to sit in the heart of the richest natural gas field. We need to work with these industries to create jobs and free ourselves from foreign oil, while using the best available practices to protect our environment. American jobs produced by the proud people of Clearfield County!
“For those of you who are unemployed or have been hurt by this horrible recession, I pledge to get up everyday and work for you. Being a County Commissioner has never been about a job, it’s about trying to make our home a better place to live, work, raise a family and invest.
“I am convinced that Clearfield County’s best days are ahead.
“I am asking for your vote on May 17.”