LEWISTOWN - James R. Fosselman has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the position of county treasurer in the May primary election.
"After receiving an outpouring of support and suggestions that I seek this position from many Mifflin County residents and incumbent elected officials I have decided to do such. Having lived my entire life in our county and raising a family here, it would be an honor to serve the people of Mifflin County," Fosselman said.
Fosselman said he graduated from Chief Logan High School and Penn State with a four year Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a minor in information technology, and this education has provided him with the ability to provide financial and information technology consulting for many municipalities, authorities and other governmental entities throughout Pennsylvania for more than 40 years.
James R. Fosselman
"Prior to my current position my consulting duties have been working with local governments to improve their accounting procedures to insure accuracy and security against fraud," he added.
Fosselman said for the County of Mifflin, the development, programming, installation and training for the first computerized systems to be implemented by the county were done by him.
"During the 20 years of providing consulting services to the county an evaluation was done by me for all offices within the courthouse for the initial computerization," Fosselman said.
Presently, Fosselman is the finance director for a Class 1 Township located in the Harrisburg area. The township has a budget in excess of $13 million and 16 monetary accounts that are managed by Fosselman.
"This position has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and experience to be your county treasurer," he said.
"All of this prior work in providing these innovations to the County of Mifflin, over 40 years consulting other governments and my current position as finance director has provided me with an understanding of how the treasurer's office should function on an economical and common-sense basis and provide excellent service to the residents of Mifflin County," Fosselman said.
"It will be a privilege to be a dedicated treasurer to serve the residents of the county that has been my home all of my life."