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Tyrone Councilman Bill Fink begins campaign for Blair County Commissioner

A local politician has decided to add his name to the long list of Republican candidates for Blair County Commissioner.
The Commissioner seat was vacated when John Eichelberger was elected to the State Senate in last November’s general election.
Tyrone Borough Councilman Bill Fink announced his candidacy for Blair County Commissioner yesterday afternoon inside the Tyrone Borough Municipal Building.
“To the best of my knowledge there has never been a County Commissioner from Northern Blair County, and I believe the time has come for Northern Blair to take its place as a leader rather than a follower toward reshaping Blair County government,” Fink said in a press release provided to The Daily Herald.
“I strongly believe elected officials have a duty to ensure a safe and secure environment for our residents. That can only be accomplished by ensuring emergency services and our first responder’s have the necessary facilities, equipment, and training needed to fulfill their mission.
“Because of projects designed to by-pass communities like Tyrone, downtown areas are suffering. It is essential to work in partnership toward rebuilding our cities, boroughs, and townships by encouraging new business and industry to settle here. I am asking Blair County voters to place their trust in me. I will make every effort, on their behalf, to stabilize the economic stress within county government and work to ensure Blair County remains a vital ‘Hub’ in central Pennsylvania by encouraging economic growth,” added Fink.
Fink was elected to Tyrone Borough Council in 2004. He grew up in the Tyrone area and returned here after retiring in 2001 as Federal Security Manager at the Washington Dulles International Airport near Washington DC. He also served in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1992 after twenty-seven years service.
Fink also serves local government as a member of the Blair County Uniformed Construction Code Board of Appeals, and is currently Chairperson of the Tyrone Area School Property Tax Commission.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees at his church and is a member of a number of other local service organizations.