From staff reports
LEWISTOWN - Kevin H. Lindsey, a lifetime resident of Mifflin County, has announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination for Mifflin County Treasurer.
Lindsey has been the small business owner of Lindsey's Decorative Concrete for more than 15 years.
Lindsey is an honors graduate of Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science in business management. He is currently the treasurer of McVeytown Lodge 376 F. & A.M. and formerly the treasurer of the Mifflin County Republican Party.
Lindsey was awarded the Eagle Scout rank in 1978, which is the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Lindsey said he is uniquely qualified for the office of Mifflin County Treasurer and has the operational experience with all functional areas of management. He said he has been responsible for planning, staffing, directing, organizing and controlling functions since starting his business in 1997.
Pointing out the high failure rates for business start-ups, Lindsey emphasized the importance for effective management of controlling costs.
If elected treasurer, Lindsey said he would keep a "true and exact" account of all monies paid on behalf of Mifflin County citizens, give receipt thereof, and disburse collected monies only on orders lawfully drawn by the Mifflin County Commissioners.
Lindsey said he has a lifetime commitment of community service which is an additional asset to bring to the treasurer's office.
Along the trail to Eagle Scout, each rank included a community service requirement necessary for advancement, Lindsey said. Lindsey is also the father of an Eagle Scout and mentor for several other Eagle Scouts and continues to serve as Committee Chairman to Troop 113.
Lindsey said he was the 2009 Order of the Arrow Founders Award recipient, and was also awarded the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Honor. In addition, Lindsey was bestowed the Order of the Arrow's highest award of Vigil Member in 2010.
Lindsey said he also volunteers for the Decatur Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary fish and oyster dinner fund raisers. When his father, Howard Lindsey, began to slow down with his health, his mother Joann Lindsey quickly volunteered him.
"My parents always instilled a sense of duty to community by providing the example to follow," Lindsey said.
Lindsey said he is a lifelong member of Samuel's Church in McClure, where he served on Church Council as Deacon.
Lindsey and his wife, Colette, were married in Samuel's Church more than 31 years ago and still regularly attend.