Harry Forbes and Rich Caridi have announced their candidacy for re-election to the office of Pike County Commissioner.


Harry Forbes and Rich Caridi have announced their candidacy for re-election to the office of Pike County Commissioner.
They bring to the county strong backgrounds in local municipal government, personal business experience, and emergency services.  
Forbes is a resident of Milford Township and has served as a Commissioner for 16 years. He has also served as a Milford Township Supervisor and is a life member of the Milford Fire and Ambulance Department.
Caridi is a resident of Blooming Grove Township and has served as a Commissioner for eight years. He has also served as a Blooming Grove Township Supervisor, and is a continuing member of the Blooming Grove Township Planning Commission.  Rich was previously elected five times to serve on the Wallenpaupack Area School Board for a total of 18 years, and served as Warden of the Pike County Correctional Facility.
Forbes and Caridi are requesting the continued support of the citizens of Pike County so that the initiatives that they have undertaken, for the benefit of all Pike County residents, will be sustained and expanded.
Those initiatives have covered the entire scope of county government. They state that they have particular pride in the advances made in the areas of environmental conservation, community planning, and fortified emergency services.
One of the top priorities that they have established during their term in office has been to make county resources available to townships and boroughs by networking with county personnel for grant writing as well as developing access to state funds that would make these funding streams accessible to local governments.
As Commissioners, Forbes and Caridi have undertaken this leadership role of providing resources to local governments so that present and future municipal leaders may take advantage of county support to address the growth needs of their own communities.
As part of their ongoing commitment for the protection of Pike County residents and the heroic volunteer emergency responders who provide the essential protection of life and property in Pike County, a new state of the art Emergency Services Training Complex along with a new state of the art 911 Center are currently under construction which will provide advanced safety and security for all our residents.
These significant accomplishments have been made by a fiscally sound administration through cost-effective decision-making in the use of tax-payer dollars, their joint campaign announcement states. Despite the difficult economic times, Pike County has maintained and progressed in providing governmental services without incurring a tax increase for the last three years.