Local Government Academy encourages candidates for local office to sign the Pledge to Excellence, which states:
As a Candidate for local elected office, I pledge to the citizens that, if elected, I will strive for excellence in the performance of my duties as an elected official and commit to the following principles to the best of my ability:
- I recognize that leadership requires a dedication to life-long learning.
- I recognize that local government is a unique environment. Although I may have experience outside of government, I understand that by voting for me the citizens entrust me with a special obligation that requires me to become as knowledgeable as possible to perform at the highest level of public service.
- I commit to obtaining the highest level of knowledge and expertise on the issues impacting local government and the citizens of my community.
- If elected, I will complete the Local Government Academy’s Newly Elected Officials Course and further commit to ongoing professional development within the means available by me and my community.
2015 Pledge to Excellence Candidates
The following are 2015 candidates who have signed and submitted their pledge, and this list will be updated as signers return their pledges to LGA throughout the election year.
|Barbara Keener||Council||Mount Oliver|
|Daniel Rojtas||School board||Steel Valley School District|
|DJ Johnson||Twp Supervisor||Cecil Township|
|James Bulger||School board||Steel Valley School District|
|Kevin Boozel||County Commissioner||Butler County|
|Mary Donaldson||Twp Supervisor||Robinson Township|
|Sue Ann Means||Council||Allegheny County|
|Rebecca Matsco||Supervisor||Potter Township|
|Samuel DeMarco III||Council||Allegheny County|
|Rino Lindsey||Council||Green Tree|
|Allen R. Wagner||Code Enforcement Officer||North Versailles Township|
|Raymond Pitetti||Commissioner||South Fayette Township|
|Mike Manipole||Supervisor||Cranberry Township|
|Frank Egizio||Supervisor||Cecil Township|
|Duane Kucera||Commissioner||North Huntingdon Township|
|Stacie Riley||Council||Carnegie Borough|
|Timothy E. LaHue||Commissioner||Rochester Township|
|Harvey H. Piper||Supervisor||Derry Township|
|Mickey Lemley||Supervisor||Perry Township|
|Ronald Trader||Council||Etna Borough|
|Tracey Pedersen||Council||McKees Rocks Borough|
|George Beswick||Commissioner||North Versailles Township|
|Paul Getz||Council||Emsworth Borough|
|Edward Badia||Supervisor||Cecil Township|
|Coletta Perry||Council||Crafton Borough|
|Greg Porter||Council||Etna Borough|
|Dave Farmerie||Council||Etna Borough|
|Jerry Keller||Commisioner||Crescent Township|
|Albert Kaan||Supervisor||Indiana Township|
|Denise Johnson||Council||Clairton City|
|Richard Hill||Supervisor||Washington Township, Armstrong County|
|Monda Williams||City Council||Washington, PA|