LEWISTOWN - Mark Sunderland has announced his intention to seek a second term as Mifflin County Commissioner. Sunderland is chairman of the current board of commissioners.
First elected in 2007, Sunderland said he campaigned on a platform of holding the line on taxes, controlling spending and staying within a budget. Sunderland said he is a conservative and a candid and outspoken representative of the people of Mifflin County. He said he has a good working relationship with all local municipalities and elected state officials.
Sunderland served eight years as a township supervisor before being elected county commissioner. He said he is a lifelong advocate for the farming industry and is presently on the National Legislative Committee of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.
Sunderland said, if elected, he plans to continue to question every expenditure, hold the line on taxes and be an advocate for the taxpayer. Sunderland's work experience has been "blue-collar," which he said provides him with a down-to-earth basis in controlling county expenditures.
In citing his contributions and accomplishments, he lists the county website improvements, not raising taxes and a partnership with MCIDC which has saved and created jobs. Sunderland described himself as a county commissioner who has the ability to say "no" to increased spending, balance a tough budget and still provide adequate county services.
Sunderland is a Republican committee member and lifelong resident of Mifflin County. He resides in Armagh Township on his family's farm with his wife Pamela. They have two children and two grandsons.