Retired Greater Latrobe High School Principal John Andrighetti is looking to wrest the Democratic nod from incumbent Unity Township Supervisors' Chairman Michael O'Barto in the May primary election.
also touts the leadership skills he
has honed over 30 years as a school administrator in his
"vision for Unity." Holding masters degrees from the University of Kentucky and West Virginia University, Andrighetti, 61, served as principal of the Greater Latrobe Junior High from 1976 to 1986 and assistant superintendent until 1992.He then assumed his final post as principal of the high school, from which he retired in January.
"I want the opportunity to give some of my experience back to the community to make it better," said Andrighetti
, whose platform statement offers "responsible spending and accountability" in developing highways, recreation, business and industry.
"Part of being a leader is courage and risk-taking," he
said."I'm putting myself out there on the line because it's vitally important to get it done and done right." A member of the Greater Latrobe Art Conservation Trust, Andrighetti also serves on the boards of Westmoreland County Community College and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County.He
resides in Charter Oak II, is married and has two children.
"I plan to reorganize township government.It's archaic.There's no need for three roadmasters," Andrighetti said, suggesting that roadmaster duties be redefined along the lines of road superintendent and township manager positions.
"I see myself fulfilling the role of a manager," he