MIDDLEBURG - Irene C. Harris will be seeking the position of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts for Snyder County.
Harris said she is running because she believes the voters of Snyder County deserve an option when going to the polls.
She said the dictionary defines election as the right, power, or privilege of making a choice. Harris believes the word career and politician should not be used in the same sentence.
Harris said the current prothonotary has been in office for more than 28 years and the citizens of Snyder County should have a choice on the ballot when casting their vote.
Harris said she graduated December 2010 from McCann School of Business and Technology, holding an Associate in Specialized Business Degree majoring in Paralegal. While pursuing her degree, Harris performed her externship in the Montour County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Office. She enjoyed assisting in the legal process and knows she can serve the people of Snyder County well.
Harris said she is a lifelong resident of Snyder County, the daughter of Leon and Connie Wagner. She has been married to her husband Mark J. Harris for 20 years and they have two sons Aaron and Jared. They live on a farm in Middlecreek Township.
Harris said she has been an active member of the Republican Party promoting grassroots activism. Harris has been involved with the Council of Republican Women since 1986 and is currently serving as PFRW Director and S.U.N. Area Council of Republican Women President.
Harris has served as county chair on many campaigns; during 2010 she served as Snyder County Chair for Tom Corbett for Governor and Tom Marino for Congress campaigns, and co-chaired Toomey for Senate campaign.
Harris said she is a lifetime member of the Snyder County Historical Society, Snyder County and PA Farm Bureaus, member of the Selinsgrove Church of the Nazarene and has been active in several other organizations and programs.
If elected, Harris said she will be a voice to all Snyder County residents, regardless of party and will be committed to serving the people of the county.