Community, Commitment & Character

Why I Deserve your Vote

I’m running for re-election and I’m asking for your vote, so you should be asking me: “What have you done for Mifflinburg while you’ve been our Mayor?”

Read my answer and I think you’ll see that I’ve been working hard for everyone in Mifflinburg.

The two most important parts of my job as Mayor are Public Safety and Public Relations.

It's my responsibility to help keep you safe and to make sure Mifflinburg is represented in a positive light and to maintain Mifflinburg’s wonderful sense of community.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I take these responsibilities very seriously.


Public Safety

• In charge of day-to-day operations of the Mifflinburg Police Department

• Chairman of the Public Safety Committee

• Helping to form a local coalition as part of Senator Gene Yaw’s Project Bald Eagle against Heroin

• Union County Emergency Management Training

• Landlord Ordinance to hold landlords accountable for their tenants and reduce criminal activity in Mifflinburg

• Signed an agreement with North Central Highway Safety Network to participate in local DUI checkpoints

• Approved implementation of the Police Department's Field Officer Training Program

• Approved the proposal for our Police Department to assist in motorist lockout calls

• Currently evaluating new security camera system for our Community Park areas

• PA State Mayor's Association


Public Relations

Support for our Veterans

I was honored to receive the 2016 Union County Veterans Distinguished Service Award.

I am an active participant in our Veterans Programs here in Mifflinburg and have faithfully attended our Veteran’s Day Ceremony or our Memorial Day Services since I was a child. I also assist the American Legion Post 410 Commander with obtaining the PennDOT Parade Permit each year for the Memorial Day Parade.


Support for our Children:

I help organize and publicize many events for our local children. Additionally I speak to various children’s groups.

• Mifflinburg Safety Fair

• Winter Hats and Gloves for Children in Need

• Christmas Tree Lighting Santa Claus Visit

• Yule Log Contest

• Annual Easter Egg Hunt…Mayor’s Prize Eggs

• Reading to children at the Herr Library

• Dr. Seuss Day reading at Mifflinburg Elementary School

• Reading at the Mifflinburg Children’s Center

• Jack-o-Lantern Contest

• Support for Little League Baseball and many other Youth Sports and Cheerleading

• Girl Scouts

• Cub Scouts

• Boy Scouts

• Union County 4-H 

• Snowball Contest

• Girls on the Run

• Nursing student interviews for Penn Tech nursing students


Civic Activities:

• Mifflinburg Fourth of July Committee

• Mifflinburg 5K Race Photographer

• Mifflinburg’s Got Talent Organizer and Emcee

• Mifflinburg Oktoberfest Keg Tapping

• Founded the “Artists Among Us” group

• Created the “Lost and Found Pets” FaceBook page for Union and Snyder Counties. Through this page we have reunited MANY lost pets with their families.

• Created the “Mifflinburg; Scenes from the Past” FaceBook page. A resource filled with historical Mifflinburg photos and historical discussion.


Civic Groups…Speaking Engagements

• Rotary

• Kiwanis

• Club 39 Senior Center

• Athenaeum Club

• Garden Club

• National Day of Prayer

• Arbor Day Proclamation

• Mifflinburg Hose Company 9-11 March Proclamation

• Christkindl Market Proclamation

• Welcoming remarks to the Lutheran Work Camp Volunteers

• Colonial Dames, Children of the American Revolution and Daughters of the American Revolution Ceremonies


Downtown Revitalization and Bringing Business to Mifflinburg

As a member of the Mifflinburg Regional Economic Development Alliance, I have partnered with MHRA to encourage businesses to open up shop in Mifflinburg. During my time as Mayor more than 33 NEW businesses have opened (and remain open!) in Mifflinburg. Seventeen of those businesses are in downtown Mifflinburg.

I work hard to recruit businesses to the area and I try to visit all of our business owners to see how I can help them succeed.  I am a past winner of the Outstanding Revitalization Award.

During my time as your Mayor the following businesses have opened in Mifflinburg:

• Rusty Rail Brewing Company   • Inspire Yoga

• Covered Bridge Fundraising 

• Pompeii Street Soap Company

• Hess Family Eye Care  • Buggytown Sub Shop

• La Esperanza Day Spa 

• Whispering Willow Antiques and Crafts

• Raspberry Creative  • Heritage Printers

• Top Notch Salon  • MC Federal Credit Union

• Boop’s Barber Shop 

• Barb’s Bouquet Flower and Gift Shop

• Trudy’s Special Occasions Dress Shop 

• Enchanted Images  • Karen's Corner

• Gable House Bakery

• Gabor Follinus Art Gallery  • Verizon Cellular

• Mifflinburg Variety Store  • Dominos Pizza

• Ken Shedleski Financial Services

• Rishel's Meats (new location)

• Central Penn Orthodontics

• Rine's Auto Sales  • Hometown Eatery

• Sunbury Meats  • Brandy Styers Salon

• The Titus Abraham Company

• Steve T. Buttorff, Attorney at Law

• David's Awesome Cookies

• Stacey's Towels and Gifts (coming soon)


Mifflinburg Area School District Committees

• Mid-States Accreditation Committee

• Strategic Plan Committee

• Literacy Council

• SUN-Tech Advisory Board

• Original Board Member of the Alumni and Friends Association


Landlord Ordinance

The Landlord Ordinance holds landlords responsible for their tenants. This Ordinance requires that landlords evict tenants who are engaged in criminal activities. It also prevents convicted drug dealers from renting in Mifflinburg. I consulted mayors and codes enforcement officials in boroughs and cities in Central PA to develop our Ordinance and I helped write and pass this ordinance which will help reduce crime in our Community.



• Business Owner, David Cooney Photography in downtown Mifflinburg

• YMCA Fitness Instructor

• Mifflinburg Wildcats varsity football announcer

• I live on Green Street with my wife Marcia and two children Sarah and Andrew. Sarah is heading to graduate school at the University of Southern California next Fall to start her Ph.D work for a doctorate in Computer Science and Andrew is heading to college to study business.


Future plans

• Dog Park; working with a local resident to create a dog park in the Borough

• Exploring ideas for a Springtime community event

• We are forming a local Anti-Heroin Coalition as part of Senator Gene Yaw's "Project Bald Eagle". This is very important, the heroin epidemic has touched everyone and we have to fight it internationally, nationally and especially locally.














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