With several seats up for election, four local residents announced their candidacy for the Ellwood City Borough Council; Rob Brough, John Cress, Brandon Fisher, and Lisa Guerrera stated that they are teaming up to bring positive reforms to Ellwood City Borough.
The candidates promise to focus on the issues of Ellwood Electric reform, bringing fiscal responsibility, and creating local jobs that support families to stop the exodus of young residents from Ellwood City and fill the empty storefronts along Lawrence Avenue.
“In the last several years, Ellwood City has seen a huge decline in population, significant tax increases, more empty storefronts, and out-of-touch politicians using Ellwood Electric as a taxation tool. As long-time members of the community, we know that these unsustainable trends can be reversed with the right leadership. We will change Ellwood City, and look forward to working together with residents to ensure a positive future for our children,” said Brough, Cress, Fisher, and Guerrera in a joint statement.
Council President Connie MacDonald, Council Vice President David DeCaria, Councilman Brad Ovial, and Councilwoman Michele Lamenza are the current council members whose seats will be up for election.
At this time it is known that MacDonald and Lamenza have both submitted appropriate documentation to run for reelection, while Ovial plans to stick to his promise of not running for reelection.
The primary election will be held May 16, 2017.