Life-long resident, Randy Powell, has announced his candidacy for Lawrence Township Supervisor.
Powell, who currently serves on the Lawrence Township Zoning Hearing Board and who has done so since 1989, has a great deal of knowledge relating to Lawrence Township and what it needs to thrive.
As an active member of the community, Powell is well-informed as to public concerns for the township. Powell states that, “My main goals will be modernizing Lawrence Township and seeing to it that the township and its residents benefit from the addition of a township manager.
“Cutting spending while also maintaining a properly staffed and equipped police department and fire department are also necessary for the township.”
Powell speaks passionately about the township’s need for new business and industry. He states that, “Lawrence Township has resources that are extremely attractive for businesses, including infrastructure and an excellent workforce.
“If properly marketed with help from a township manager and a new functioning board I intend to create, which will be charged with expanding economic development, we will see nothing but success for Lawrence Township and its residents.
“It is tragic that currently there is nothing being done to promote the township.”
Aside from serving the past 19 years on the Lawrence Township Zoning Hearing Board, Powell has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America. He has also been a member of the Hyde Volunteer Fire Company for more than 30 years, holding numerous positions including fire chief, president and treasurer of the Relief Board. Powell enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and canoeing.
Along with a college education and years of employment experience, Powell had been a motor coach driver for more than 25 years. He is currently employed as a truck driver training instructor at the Clearfield County Career & Technology Center; also, he is the successful owner of Thermal Comfort Plus LLC and understands accountability and fiscal responsibility.
“I feel that enough Lawrence Township taxpayer money has been wasted and not been used in the best interest of the hard working residents. It’s time for a change. I won’t be able to give every township voter and taxpayer what they ask for, but I will try my very best,” stated Powell.