Incumbent is challenged in Quincy Township race

May 16, 2003|by RICHARD BELISLE

QUINCY, Pa. - A 12-year board veteran faces a challenge from an opponent who is making his second bid for a seat on the Quincy Township Supervisors in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Kerry Bumbaugh, 38, of 7888 Anthony Highway, is seeking his third six-year term on the board. His challenger is Wilbur "Wib" Sanders, 57, of 5741 Manheim Road. Both are lifelong township residents.

Bumbaugh said he is running on his record and plans to do little campaigning, isn't putting up any signs and is running a word-of-mouth campaign.


"I feel the people should know what I have done. I talk to people, that's all," Bumbaugh said

He said one supporter put up a sign in his behalf.

Bumbaugh said his record shows 12 years of hard work and listening to residents' problems.

"I have always worked hard to see the township gets the most for their money," he said in a press release.

Bumbaugh said there is no single big issue facing the township.

"I can't pick just one. My pledge is to continue to work hard to stay within the budget while continuing to maintain and upgrade equipment and programs without increasing taxes," Bumbaugh said.

Bumbaugh is a member of the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corporation, Main Street Waynesboro, Waynesboro Vision 2015 and the Franklin County Council of Governments, and is roadmaster for Quincy Township.

Sanders said he ran for supervisor two years ago, but had to drop out a week before the election to take a civil service job with the state. He said he's running because he feels it's time for a change.

"I have over 35 years experience in the construction industry including wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants, roads and parking lots and buildings," Sanders said.

He is past president and CEO of a local construction company.

"I have the ability to estimate costs along with tracking the actual expenditures to get the job done," Sanders said in his press release.

Sanders, who is self-employed, said he has time to serve on the township board.

Sanders said the township needs to be prepared for the growth that will come and ensure that the infrastructure is in place to support it. He opposes spot zoning.

Sanders is a past member of the YMCA and the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council, and is active in the Quincy Community Center.

Supervisors earn $2,500 a year.

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