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Connie Slye running for Antrim Township seat

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Connie Slye

Connie Slye, a native of Franklin County and resident of Antrim Township since 1982, is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors in the May 16 primary election.

“I have a desire to serve my community by working at the local government level," Slye said. "If elected, I look forward to working with the current board of supervisors, planning and zoning department and township staff to improve our growing community.”

Antrim Township, with proximity to a number of large cities, is a great place to live in a rural setting, she said.

Two of five supervisor positions are subject to the 2017 election, with incumbents Pat Heraty and John Alleman, both Republicans, running for re-election.

Slye does not view the position as partisan as supervisors base their decisions on township ordinances, county regulations and state laws. If elected, she pledges to serve in a bipartisan manner. She has no business or financial interests that would influence her decisions as a supervisor. As part of the board, she wants to ensure ordinances are applied fairly to all township residents.

Slye was raised on a family farm in Hamilton Township. She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland. As a Department of Defense retiree, she has 20 years of supervisory and engineering experience. She directed a staff of electrical, mechanical and civil engineers with a primary focus on infrastructure design – experience that will be helpful in a growing municipality like Antrim Township. Her office conducted preliminary and final design reviews for new construction projects for the Army Corps of Engineers. Infrastructure projects consisted of inside building wiring and utilities design as well as manhole and interconnecting duct systems to support connectivity between hundreds of buildings.

Slye’s goal is to build a sustainable community ensuring new construction projects leave Antrim Township with clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. She would promote alternative energy for residents, farms and businesses.

“The result would be a clean environment for our children and grandchildren as well as save money on power bills,” she said. Slye also would work to market and bring green businesses into the township.

Slye said she wants to offer a fresh perspective to an already well-functioning Antrim Township.