Yolanda Beattie and Joe Sciandra
are running for the Democratic nomination in Valley for a six-year term.
Sciandra, 49, run his own business and is an emergency management coordinator in Valley.
He is also a salesperson for Pennsylvania Keller Williams Realty.
"I want to give back to the community, my service," Sciandra
said about his
reason for running.
won the 2013 volunteer award from Valley.
has been a resident of the township for 11 years.
He spent six years as emergency volunteer management coordinator for Valley.
Eight years ago, he served as an appointed member of board of supervisors for two years.
spent four years on the planning commission and seven years as a parks and recreation board member.
As a supervisor, he and other board members worked to start a recycling program.
One of his
goals if elected is to have a task force study sewer and water rates.
That would be similar to his
work on the recycling program, he
would take feedback to implement ideas for the sewer and water rates.
As the community grows, he
said it is necessary to use resources effectively and to maintain fiscal responsibility.
"I believe strongly in working together as a community and pooling our resources and working smart with those resources," he