RICK WILBUR FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER

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TOGETHER, WE CAN BUILD A BETTER WYOMING COUNTY

   

I decided to become a candidate for County Commissioner because I’m concerned with our county’s financial situation. Six years ago Wyoming County began receiving Act 13 funds from the Marcellus shale impact fees and has received over $6M in found money that we never had before.


Two approved uses of these funds are reducing taxes and reducing debt. In 2015, the county was forced to borrow $4M because our county pension fund was underfunded. As soon as we deposited this money into the pension fund, we immediately stopped funding again and have not made the recommended $850,000 per year deposits in 2016, 2017 or 2018.


County taxes have increased in each of the last 2 years because of budget shortfalls. I’ve been an accountant and corporate controller for 40 years and have a pretty good handle on budgets, balance sheets and most things financial. It doesn’t take much more than a cursory glance to see that we are headed for major financial problems and even more long term debt unless we change our ways and start spending smarter.


Neighboring Susquehanna and Sullivan Counties used Act 13 funds to lower taxes. Bradford County has almost eliminated their debt. Here in Wyoming County we raised taxes and borrowed even more. Does it sound like we’re using our Act 13 funds wisely?


We’re out of control folks. Wyoming County is like a ship at sea with the captain asleep at the wheel. You deserve knowledgeable leadership that is fiscally responsible and concentrates on eliminating waste, saving money and not raising taxes. If elected, I promise to bring financial accountability to Wyoming County and seek answers to the tough questions. 


If you agree, please vote Rick Wilbur, number 5 on your ballot…thank you!


QUALIFIED AND READY TO SERVE

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Serving Exeter Township and Wyoming County

I've lived in  Exeter Twp.  for years working hard to make it a better place.  As a Township Supervisor for 17 years, I've  been a conservative caretaker of township finances, kept taxes low with balanced budgets and never had a derogatory finding in any of the many audits we've undergone over the years.  I took the lead guiding Exeter Township through the tragedy of several floods and brought home hundreds of thousands of dollars for residents for buyouts, cleanup and infrastructure repair.  As your new County Commissioner, I pledge to you that I will continue to roll up my sleeves, work hard and do whatever it takes to solve any problem at hand no matter how big or small.   I also promise that I will treat the position as County Commissioner as a job and will be a regular at the courthouse.    You can't know what's going on if you're not there on a regular basis.  Of course there are outside and evening obligations that will take some time away but I promise I won't be a stranger.

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Qualified to be Your Next County Commissioner

  • 17 Years Exeter Township Supervisor, currently chairman
  • Responsible for Over $1,000,000 in Grant and FEMA Money to Township
  • Bachelor's Degree from Penn State in Accounting and Economics
  • Retired Corporate Controller/Accounting Manager 
  • Owner Part time Tax Prep/Accounting Business
  • Licensed Insurance and Securities Financial Advisor
  • Former EMT, Ambulance Capt. and Treasurer Falls Fire Company
  • Past Youth Baseball, Softball and Basketball Coach
  • Vice Chairman, Wyoming County Republican Party
  • Recipient 2018 Annis Tyler Service Award from Republican Party
  • Actively involved planning dozens of charity fundraisers

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How Can I Help Make A Change

I can't win this race without your help.  Here are a few things that will help 


  • Talk to your family and friends and urge them to vote for me
  • If you're registered Independent or Democrat and want me as your Commissioner, consider changing your registration to Republican even if it's only for the May primary.  Commissioner candidates cannot cross file and I will only be on the Republican primary ballot.  I will have forms for you to switch if you wish.
  • If you're not registered please do for this Primary Election.  In order to help me in the primary, you must be registered as a Republican because I can't cross file.  I'd love to see you stay as a Republican, but if you register or switch for me, I'll help you switch back if you want.
  • Knock on your neighbor's doors and get them to register and vote
  • Help with my phone bank calling voters to get out the vote
  • On election day vote and give rides to anyone who needs one
  • Help get absentee ballots for those who can't go to the polls
  • Take a stack of my business cards and pass them out to friends 
  • Like and share my Facebook page
  • Ask me any questions you have so you will be informed and can answer questions for others
  • Donate to the campaign - even a small amount helps

HOW CAN I DONATE

Every Little Bit Helps .  Even $10 

Helps To Buy a Few Yard Signs

Make Check Payable to "Friends of Rick Wilbur" and Mail To

Rick Wilbur  2614B Sullivan Trail Falls PA  18615

No Corporate Checks Can Be Accepted

Thank You For Your Support