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Elliott to seek third term

December 24, 2002

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Commissioner G. Warren Elliott has announced his intent to seek re-election to a third term in 2003.

Elliott has served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners since he was first elected in 1995. He also served as commissioner in 1987, fulfilling the unexpired term of Fred Rock.

"We have made significant strides on behalf of the people of this county during the last seven years," Elliott said. "I want to continue to build on those accomplishments as we prepare our county to meet the challenges that lie ahead."

Elliott listed as accomplishments:

  • More than 6,000 acres of farmland that are now permanently preserved in the county.

  • Ongoing construction of the Franklin County Public Safety Training Center, an effort that Elliott chairs.

  • Successful economic development efforts to retain and create new jobs.

  • Implementation of prison pay-to-stay and prisoner work detail programs.

  • The recent renovations and expansions of services at the county's Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.


He cited the 1999 Nursing Home of the Year Award, the 2001 PACE Juvenile Program of the Year and the 2001 Green Leadership Award for farmland preservation and recycling efforts as examples of recent statewide acknowledgment of Franklin County's success.

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Elliott is the only county commissioner in Pennsylvania to serve on the State Farmland Preservation Board and said he is gratified that Franklin County has been able to prioritize preserving of farmland.

Elliott, 47, is a volunteer in the community, serving on boards and committees, including the Governor's Partnership for Safe Children, the Franklin County Conservation District and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.

He and his wife, Donna, live in Hamilton Township with their two sons, Logan and Brennan, and are members of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg.

Elliott and the entire three-person Board of Commissioners is up for re-election next year. Their four-year terms end Dec. 31, 2003. Commissioners are scheduled to make an annual salary of $55,303 in 2003.

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