Civitts to run for treasurer

LEWISTOWN – Deb Civitts, of Belleville, has announced she is seeking the Republican nomination for the office of Mifflin County treasurer.

Civitts said she has worked in the treasurer’s office for the past 12 years under former Treasurer Gerald Hepler and Janice Peachey, who is retiring in January 2014.

Civitts is a life-long resident of Mifflin County. She has two children, Kelly Strausburg and Brian Civitts. She also has two grandchildren, Nathan and Alyssa.

Civitts has an associate degree from South Hills Business School. She has worked in the accounting and computer fields for the last 20 years. Twelve of those years were as second deputy beginning in 2001 and first deputy treasurer from 2010 until present.

She has served on the Republican Committee as Brown Township committee person and as treasurer of the Republican Women of Action, and also auditor for Brown Township.

Civitts has also served on a mission trip to Window Rock, Ariz., was a leader with Pioneer Girls, volunteered at Calvary Christian School and Belleville Mennonite School, helped with Hand of Grace Lewistown and Mount Union, and volunteers with PA Youth Ranch.

“I believe my degree, my complete knowledge of the offices, and my experience would enable me to be efficient and effective from day one as Mifflin County treasurer. I would be a full-time working treasurer. I give my best to help Mifflin County customers, and customers from other counties and states. I kindly ask for your vote on Election Day,” Civitts said.