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Antrim Supervisor Patrick Heraty seeking re-election

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Patrick Heraty

Antrim Township Supervisor Patrick Heraty, a Republican, is running for re-election. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, and the general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

The 53-year-old is senior district manager for Waste Management and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Currently in his sixth year on the board of supervisors, Heraty serves on the finance, economic development, personnel, parks, intergovernmental and ordinance review committees.

“I am seeking this office again because I believe in serving the public in every capacity possible,” he said. “This board, through my contributions and leadership, has continued to improve the services we provide to the residents of Antrim Township while maintaining a zero mill property tax to our constituents. I am a fiscal conservative and take the responsibility of making smart decisions with the taxpayers’ money very seriously. As such, I will continue to make wise decisions when it comes to the use of our taxpayer funds through shrewd investments and careful consideration. I look forward to continued and robust growth of commercial property in our township that expands our commercial instead of residential tax base while at the same time protecting our precious agricultural heritage here in Antrim Township.

“Before I started to serve in my first term I made a pledge that I make again today, I will not accept the health care package that is provided to all second class township supervisors, instead I will continue to pay for my own employer provided health benefits. This saves the taxpayers $25,000 per year.

“I choose to serve because I want to make a difference and make Antrim Township a great place to live and work,” Heraty continued. “It has been my privilege to serve the residents of Antrim Township these last five years and I look forward to your continued support this election season.”