David W. Twoey, a local businessman, is announcing his candidacy for Clearfield County Commissioner in the Democratic Party.
Twoey is married to the former Kristi Kropinsky. They have a daughter, Nicole and her husband, Vince and are the proud grandparents of grand-twins, Fynlee and Hagen.
He graduated from the Philipsburg-Osceola High School in 1976, attended the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center between 1975 and 1977 and received a degree in electronic technology.
Twoey started working for Batcho Business Machines of Clearfield in 1976 as an electronics technician and in 1980 was promoted to service manager. At that time, there were eight service technicians and Batcho’s covered an area of seven counties.
In 2014, Twoey purchased Batcho Business Machines and within six months outgrew the building he was in. On March 1, 2018, he moved into a new location at 1225 S. Second St., Clearfield, which is three times the size, and renamed it 2e Business Solutions LLC.
He also owns Photographic Memories of Pennsylvania/D.W. Twoey Photography, which was established in 1997, and is located in Houtzdale.
Twoey has been a deputy waterways conservation officer for over 24 years with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a position where he protects the water and land in Clearfield County.
He received four nominations over the years for the Deputy of the Year Award, and he was selected as the Deputy of the Year for the North Central Region for 2018.
He received the outstanding service award in 2014, when he demonstrated exceptional leadership and professionalism during a search for a boating accident victim on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Clearfield County.
He volunteers his time with the Fish Commission and is a boating and fishing instructor. He is also a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 51.
As a Clearfield County Commissioner, he feels more needs to be done so far as the opium crisis. Twoey recognizes that: “we have a serious drug problem in our county.”
“The issues at the county jail need to be looked at,” he adds. “Our jail is getting overpopulated, and the county is sending inmates to other counties at the expense of you, the taxpayer.
“County Commissioners need to keep the spending of the taxpayers’ money in Clearfield County and not in other counties.”
In addition, he recognizes that more businesses need to be recruited to this area. At the same time, he says the existing businesses can’t be overlooked.
He feels there needs to be more open communication between elected officials and the community to assist in future endeavors.
According to Twoey, Clearfield County has a great asset in the Curwensville Lake and Recreation Area. Over the past 10 years, the county has given over $600,000 in taxpayers’ money to the lake.
“The number of boaters and fisherman have declined dramatically over the years,” he says. “Why? I will work with the Curwensville Lake Authority and The Friends of the Lake to get the lake to be self-sufficient and to use the money to expand the lake’s activities.”
Twoey also pointed out that it’s the Clearfield County Commissioners’ responsibility to appoint members to the Curwensville Lake Authority.
“With my problem solving, management skills, business knowledge, professionalism, exceptional leadership and hard work, I’ll make Clearfield County stand above others,” he concludes.
“If there’s an issue, we need to act on it now, so it doesn’t become a bigger issue down the road. We need change.”