LEWISTOWN - Long time Juniata Terrace Borough Council President Dennis Noble announced Tuesday his intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for Mifflin County Commissioner in the upcoming May primary.
Noble, who has been borough council president for 31 years, made the announcement at the conclusion of the borough's regular council meeting.
Noble is a chairman of the Mifflin County Democratic Party and secretary on the Fame EMS board. He is also on the board of directors of the Lewistown Kiwanis Club and a member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs, which provides support and guidance to over 900 boroughs across the state.
"I've been involved in local politics and statewide politics, and I think I would be able to help the county commissioners' office with my experience," Noble said.
Noble added he would like to "hold the line on taxes" and model a budget similar to Gov. Tom Corbett's.
"I'd also like to see Mifflin County have more of a relationship with Centre County. Everything is Mifflin and Juniata, which is understandable, but I would like see more with our neighbors in Centre," Noble said.
When Noble ran for Mifflin County Commissioner four years ago he proposed an advisory board of retired Mifflin County residents. He said he plans to push this agenda once again.
"There's good people with good advice," Noble said. "The county is a pretty good governing body to be run by three people."
Noble is an active member at his local church, St. John's Lutheran in Lewistown. He is also a U.S. Army veteran and attended Bloomsburg University.
The primary election is May 17.