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Vindivich seeks to use business background

July 29, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS
  • Nick G. Vindivich Jr.
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Washington County commissioner candidate Nick G. Vindivich Jr. says he wants to use his business experience to help create and maintain jobs in Washington County.

Vindivich, 49, a Republican, is president of Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc., a Williamsport-based commercial janitorial services company. He has also worked as an international sales manager for Pioneer/Eclipse Corp., ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held companies.

He said he would bring an entreprenurial approach to boosting the local economy, finding creative ways to market the county to businesses and forging international relationships with countries like China and Japan.

Vindivich said he thought the county should focus more on attracting green technology companies.

He said his business experience has taught him customer service skills that will translate well into public service.

"You don't have customers 25, 30 years if you're not doing something right," he said.

Vindivich said he decided to get involved after being frustrated by a lack of response from some state legislators he contacted about an issue.

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"You can't complain unless you get involved," Vindivich said. "I guess I've been standing on the sidelines too long."

Vindivich is one of 12 Republican candidates for county commissioner who will face off in a Sept. 14 primary. The top five Republicans will advance to the general election on Nov. 2. One Democrat and one Green Party candidate also have filed to run for commissioner.

All five county commissioner seats are up for election. The commissioners are paid $30,000 a year and the commissioners president is paid $33,000 a year.

Vindivich said he can be followed on Twitter under the name Nick Vindivich. He also has a campaign page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/

Nick-Vindivich-for-County-Commissioner/127727607271051.

Nick G. Vindivich Jr.



Washington County

Commissioner Candidate

Age: 49

Address: 8989 Light St., Williamsport

Education: Clear Spring High School, 1979; attended Valley Forge Military Junior College and Hagerstown Junior College

Occupation: President of Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc.

Party affiliation: Republican

Political experience: First run for public office

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