Antrim Township man to run for Franklin County Commissioner

February 21, 2011
  • Dan Pellicano is a candidate for Franklin County Commissioner in 2011. He is a resident of Antrim Township.
Dan Pellicano is a candidate for Franklin County Commissioner in 2011. He is a resident of Antrim Township.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — An Antrim Township man plans to announce his candidacy for Franklin County Commissioner at the county courthouse Wednesday morning.
Dan Pellicano, a Republican who lives in Antrim Township, said in a news release that his background in business would serve him well as a county commissioner.

He described himself as a a lifelong conservative who values everyone’s input and believes that a public official’s primary motivation should be to serve as the voice of the citizens he represents. He said he is committed to bringing solid, principled leadership and transparency back to county government.

He currently is vice chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party.

Pellicano, 51, said he has more than 30 years experience in both Fortune 500 companies and small business. He said he has worked with some of the world’s largest transportation and logistics firms, UPS and DHL, and has managed business units with as many as 4,500 employees, budgets reaching $300 million, and sales targets approaching $650 million.

He said he holds change management and engineering qualifications and a bachelor’s degree in English/pre-law from Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

“The founders chose to write ‘We the people,’ as the first words of the Constitution. They recognized they were equals with the citizens of United States they represented. A successful businessman knows that he must listen to his customers and employees while being a principled leader.

“For 30 years I have lived that. As a county commissioner, I will do just that. I will listen to the people. I will represent the conservative principles that define our community. It is what we deserve.”
Pellicano and his wife, Judy, live in Antrim Township on the old Royer Farm with their five children, two dogs and four cats. They are active in the community and volunteer at their church, in youth sports and at their children’s school.

Pellicano, a former professional musician, also volunteers at Williamsport High School in Washington County, giving a monthly guitar workshop. More information is available at

The primary election is May 17. Commissioners are paid $70,000 a year.

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