MIFFLINTOWN - Timothy L. Foltz has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Juniata County Commissioner in the May 17 primary.
Foltz, a life long resident of Juniata County, cited many leadership positions he has held in various community organizations, a genuine desire to help people with issues that confront them and a conservative approach to government as reasons for his decision to run.
Foltz said one of his main concerns also stems from the lack of concern government has had over raising taxes without an equitable base or for families and senior citizens who are on fixed incomes.
Foltz said he is currently employed by Tyco Electronics in Jonestown, as a state-certified toolmaker machinist and holds the position of tooling coordinator for his department, overseeing tooling purchase and fabrication.
Foltz said if he is successful in his bid to become a county commissioner, he would retire from Tyco at the end of 2011. Foltz is also currently serving his sixth term as Juniata County Jury Commissioner, which by law he would have to give up if elected commissioner.
Foltz said he is an active member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Nook, and has served on the council in various positions, including
Foltz said he has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 51 years. He is currently registered with Troop 124, Licking Creek, serving as Assistant Scout Master, Scoutmaster, Committee member and currently serves Committee Chairman. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1968, while a member of the troop.
Foltz said he has served for more than 20 years on the board of directors fo the Juniata County Agricultural Society. He has held positions of concession secretary, president, treasurer and is currently the assistant treasurer. During his tenure he has held numerous positions with the Port Royal Speedway (promoted by the Ag. Society).
Foltz said he graduated from Juniata High School in 1969, attended Lock Haven State College, and completed a four-year state approved apprenticeship program to become a toolmaker machinist.
Foltz said he is 59 years of age and lives in Beale Township, where he raised three children; Adam, Jaclyn and Jessica.
Foltz said he has always felt a desire to help the citizens of Juniata County and serving as a county commissioner is one of the best ways he can accomplish this goal.