By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The race for a six-year term supervisor's position is the only contested seat in this year's primary election in Washington Township.
Incumbent Paul Benchoff, 71, a Republican, is running for his third term as supervisor.
He is being challenged by former supervisor, Shirley Grove, 62, also a Republican.
Benchoff said he is seeking re-election so that he can complete some of the projects the current board has started.
Continuing to develop the township's recycling center, the recently acquired Pine Hill recreation area, upgrading Red Run Park, and overseeing highway and road improvements are some of the goals Benchoff said he wants to follow through in his next term.
Benchoff said voters should consider that the tax base has remained the same since he was first elected.
"Without an increase in the tax base we have built up the reserve account," he said.