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Two seek office in Guilford Township

March 06, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two Guilford Township Republicans recently announced their candidacies for office in the primary election that will be held May 21.

Theodore J. “Ted” Bittinger is running for township supervisor while Carol R. Wagaman is seeking re-election as the township tax collector.

Wagaman has served as tax collector since 2001 and said the high regard she holds for the position, the skills she has demonstrated in the job, her availability and her prompt service “exemplifies her dedication to the 7,000 constituents of Guilford Township.” The township includes residents of the Waynesboro Area and Chambersburg Area school districts.

According to a news release, Wagaman was one of the first tax collectors in Pennsylvania to achieve the status of qualified municipal tax collector. She has retained this status by completing the accreditation courses recommended by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Governor’s Center for Local Government, she said in the release.

Wagaman said she holds special office hours in the different communities within the township to better serve and meet residents.

She is a lifelong resident of the township and a graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. She said she has completed additional academic courses at Shippensburg University, Wilson College and Penn State’s office proficiency and business certificate program.

She lives with her husband, Howard, on Mont Alto Road and has two grown sons.

Bittinger has been employed by Guilford Township Authority for nearly 13 years and has worked on township projects for the sewer authority, water authority and the supervisors.

According to a news release announcing his candidacy, Bittinger has worked at Norlo Park, storm sewer projects, sewer expansion projects, and routine yearly maintenance projects.

Bittinger, 58, is very active with area youth through church functions, Guilford Little League and Chambersburg Area Senior High School.

He is a native of Guilford Township and has lived there for 41 years.

Bittinger is also a part-time farmer, married and has two children and four grandchildren.

He said in the news release that he wants to keep Guilford Township a great place to live and raise a family.

He lives on Stanley Avenue.

Guilford Township is one of the larger townships in Franklin County, Pa. It includes the communities of Fayetteville, Marion, Pond Bank, New Franklin and South Mountain.

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