Warntz to run for tax collector

LEWISTOWN – A retired teacher and high school coach has tossed her hat in the ring for Derry Township Tax Collector.

For Deb Warntz, this will be her first time running for public office.

“This has always been one of my goals. I wanted to do something for the public and give back to the community,” she said.

Warntz said she is friendly, outgoing, hard working, honest, dedicated and running on the Republican ticket.

Warntz taught reading and English for 35 years at Chief Logan and Lewistown Middle School. She also coached various high school sports and was a PIAA softball umpire and basketball official.

Warntz attended both Lock Haven University and the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor Science in Communications and Reading Specialist Certificate, respectively.

Warntz currently works as a blended case manager at a local mental health facility.

She has been married to her husband Don for 34 years and they have three children, Danielle, Deisha and Devon.

If elected, Warntz said she would like to change the office hours around so working people will have better access.

Warntz would like to have some evening hours and Saturday hours.

Warntz faces incumbent Republican Bret Treaster in the primary and there are three Democrats running as well, Douglas Berich, Pamela S. Eberman and Jim Treaster.