Two out of three North Whitehall Township Supervisor seats will expire this year and incumbents Ron Heintzelman and Mark Hills say the will run again.
Supervisors serve six-year terms and Heintzelman is seeking his third term. A registered Republican, Heintzelman says he enjoys working with people and getting things done. He has worked for the township for the past 12 years and is currently the recycling coordinator.
"It's been a benefit working for the township because I see the day-to-day operations," Heintzelman said.
Heintzelman is also a former trustee of the Schnecksville Fire Company and current volunteer fire fighter. He lives with his wife in Schnecksville and has two children.
When asked amount his most memorable moments from the past twelve years Heintzelman said the "Walmart situation" topped them all. He voted in favor of the major chain store.
Mark Hills was appointed as a supervisor in 2012. He replaced Jerry Joseph, who was elected in 2010. Hills said Joseph moved to Pittsburgh because of his job.
Since there are two years left on the term, Hills has to run for election on Nov. 5 this year. He said he was unable to run in the 2012 election because it was a presidential election year.
"I feel that I can be a help to the township," Hills said. "I'm looking for a more efficient government that is less intrusive, has less regulations over the population and gives them more liberty to what they want with their properties."
A registered Republican, Hills lives in Laurys Station and has seven children and nine grandchildren.
Think about throwing your hat in the ring? The primary election is set for May 21 and candidates can begin circulating a nomination for election on Feb. 19. Read more about getting a petition and running for office here.