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Commissioner Ziobrowski to seek second term

January 20, 2011
  • Bob Ziobrowski
Bob Ziobrowski

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Franklin County Commissioner Bob Ziobrowski said recently he is seeking a second term.  

Ziobrowski, a 59-year-old Chambersburg Democrat, was first elected in 2007, succeeding Cheryl Plummer, who chose not to seek re-election.

"In my three years as commissioner, I hope I have earned the respect and trust of the citizens of Franklin County," he said. "I enjoy my work, interact well with my fellow commissioners and staff, and pledge to the voters that I will continue to serve with integrity."

As commissioner, Ziobrowski has supported fiscal restraint, resulting in Franklin County's ranking among the lowest tax rates in Pennsylvania. The county has an appropriate fund reserve and no pension liability, he said.

During Ziobrowski's tenure, the 911 center has opened, a new emergency radio system has been developed, the Day Reporting Center has expanded, and a fifth judge has been added.

"The safety and security of our citizens is our highest priority," Ziobrowski said.

Franklin County is one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania. When the economy recovers, growth management again will be a major issue.

"We are preparing for the growth," Ziobrowski said. "We are working with the municipalities on a new countywide comprehensive plan, and we're mapping the county using geographical information system (GIS) technology. The benefits of the GIS mapping are enormous."

Ziobrowski, a certified real estate appraiser, brings unique expertise to the planning process as well as the assessment appeals board.

Ziobrowski, a former president of the Chambersburg School Board and chairman of the Chambersburg Hospital Board, has continued to lead while in office. He is chairman of the Franklin County Council of Governments, working to assist Franklin County municipalities and school districts. He is chairman of the oversight committee of the South-central Workforce Investment Board, which provides job training in eight Pennsylvania counties. He serves on the advisory boards of Penn State Mont Alto and Harrisburg Area Community College.

Ziobrowski was born in Chambersburg and graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He attended Brown University and earned a bachelor's degree in business and economics from Wilson College. He has been married for 30 years and has two adult sons.

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