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Casey Releases Statement on Commissioner Run

Blasts reassessment in opening salvo against Boots

Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria Casey released a formal statement Saturday morning announcing her intent to run for County Commissioner in 2023.

She indicated to The Canary on Friday that she’s throwing her hat into what’s expected to be a very full ring (Link below).

In her statement, Casey attacks many of the issues she’s constantly addressing publicly during Commissioners meetings.

Current Schuylkill County Commissioner Boots Hetherington will appreciate the fact that it’s punctuated and sentences are relatively short, no run-ons.

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However, we must note that Casey still puts 2 spaces after a period at the end of her sentences (READ MORE ABOUT THAT).

Here’s her formal statement:

Common sense and common values, that is what I will bring to the Commissioner’s Office. As your Clerk of Courts and as the former First Assistant District Attorney, my focus has been on delivering quality service to the Taxpayers.

My Office consistently operates under-budget and I will continue this practice as Commissioner. There will be an abrupt end to the out of County Consultants that are costing the Taxpayers millions of dollars. We have the people in house to do this work. Common sense.

Next, no more massive legal fees paid to lawyers on the Taxpayer’s dime. If you are a County Official in litigation, pay your own fees. Common sense.

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Many issues exist to address. For example, is a County re-assessment for taxes prudent when it will cost millions and increase taxes for the homeowners who care for their properties? Common sense.

Why was the decision to move forward with the re-assessment done without any Public input or respect for the Taxpayers? There must be Public involvement in this process. Common sense.

We must also provide more assistance to our Senior citizens who have served us so faithfully. Common values.

Finally, the hard work and heritage of this County’s people must be respected. We serve you. Under my administration, there will be total transparency and interaction with the Public, not just three minutes of Public Comments at the weekly Commissioner’s meetings.


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  1. It's me

    September 11, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    I was wondering if this was going to happen.
    Incidentally, two spaces after a period is proper. It has only changed since Facebook came along :-).

    • Canary Commenter

      September 11, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      It’s got nothing to do with Facebook. It changed with computer word processors. The word processor sees the period and makes the appropriate spacing. It’s been this way since, oh … at least 1993ish.

  2. insider

    September 14, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    British moment…..allowing an alleged sexual predator to march with dignitaries…. Why does this look familiar????😐

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