Civitts, Hobbs nominated for Mifflin County Treasurer race

LEWISTOWN – Republican Deb Civitts and Democrat Teresa Hobbs will square off in the November general election after securing their party’s nominations for Mifflin County Treasurer Tuesday during their respective parties’ primary elections, according to unofficial election results.

Teresa Hobbs ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination securing 910 votes and Civitts secured the Republican nomination with 2,023 votes, according to unofficial results.

Civitts ran against two other candidates for the Republican nomination. James Fosselman received 1,086 votes and Kevin Lindsey received 965 votes, according to unofficial results.

Hobbs congratulated Civitts on her nomination and said they will see each other in the November election.

Civitts said she would like to thank everyone who helped with her campaign, including the voters who “entrusted me with this nomination.”

Hobbs has a background in accounting and paralegal work.

Hobbs has been married for 33 years to Rod Hobbs, the Electrical Maintenance Supervisor for Lewistown Borough. She has two children Joshua and Kali.

She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Mifflin County Democratic Women’s Club.

Civitts 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.

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 School of Business & Technology. 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.

She has two children and two grandchildren.

Two other Mifflin County candidates secured nominations in unopposed races.

Christopher S. Shade won the Republican nomination for sheriff, receiving 3,718 votes, according to unofficial results. Barbara A. Stringer earned the Republican nomination for register and recorder, receiving 3,698 votes, according to unofficial results.

Both candidates ran unopposed in the primary and will do so again in the general election in November, barring a successful write-in campaign.