MIFFLINTOWN - Fermanagh School Board Director and life-long Juniata County resident Mark Wagner will run for Juniata County Commissioner, according to a press release issued Friday by the candidate.
According to the release, Wagner was appointed to the school board in 2002, serving as vice president. He is currently finishing a four year term with the board and was voted as president of the board in December 2010. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center, the release states.
Wagner, 47, graduated from Juniata High School in 1981 and attended the Altoona campus of Penn State. Wagner owns and operates MW Raider Transport Corporation, a package delivery service contracted with FedEx Ground Home Delivery, the release indicates.
"I feel my lifetime work experiences, whether private or public, have prepared me to deal with the challenges associated with the job of county commissioner. In my own small business, I work with a budget that is production and results driven," Wagner said in the release. "Not only have I been accountable for myself, but I have also created jobs for other individuals and have been responsible for all the legal, financial and tax issues that a small business encounters. My day normally starts a 6 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. If elected as commissioner, you can count on me to work just as hard."
Wagner has been church council president for the Centre Lutheran Church, branch church coordinator for AAL and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and served as property chair on the Board of Directors for Camp Mount Luther in Mifflinburg. He was also a member of the Upper Susquehanna Synod Council, the release states.
According to the release, Mark is the son of Kenneth and the late Laura Wagner. He grew up on the family farm having worked for his late grandparents, William and Harriet Brown, as a teenager.
"I really developed a strong work ethic at a young age," Wager said in the release.
Mark and his wife Sandy of 28 years have resided in Pennwood Development, Mifflintown for the past 11 years, the release indicates. They have two children, Brandon 24, a Lebanon Valley College graduate and Sara, 20, a junior at Shippensburg University, the release states.