Sunderland to seek return as Mifflin County Commissioner

LEWISTOWN — Former commissioner Mark A. Sunderland has announced his candidacy to become one of two Republican nominees for Mifflin County Commissioner.

Sunderland previously served as an Armagh Township Supervisor for eight years in addition to his eight years as a commissioner. He currently operates a family farm in Treaster Valley in Armagh Township, which he has done since 1975.

In a press release announcing his candidacy, Sunderland stressed his 16 years of government experience and said he has “never cast a vote for a tax increase in all those years.” He also cited his “true conservative values and beliefs” and advocates for a zero-based budgeting system.

“I also look forward to helping to create a positive environment to attract industry to and job growth in Mifflin County,” Sunderland said in the release.

Sunderland is a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, having served on the National Legislative Committee and also as a Republican committee person.

Sunderland and his wife Pamela are both lifelong residents of Mifflin County and currently reside at their farm. They have two children and two grandsons.

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