Butler Township resident Sue Rossi has announced her candidacy for Luzerne County Council.
A Republican, Rossi said her past public and political service include more than a decade as township tax collector and a term as a Republican state committee member. She also received more than 26,000 votes in her first run for county office in 2007, when she unsuccessfully attempted to unseat then-Clerk of Courts Bob Reilly.
Rossi serves as a township Republican committee member — a post she has held for several terms. She also acts as a “watchdog for the taxpayers” in her current post as township auditor, she said.
Her 25 years of experience as a small-business owner and operator would be an asset for residents, she said, because she would “look at running the county from a business perspective.” She owns Sue’s Notary and also has operated a satellite office for the Earley-Polli Insurance Agency for six years.
Most residents are “struggling to stay in their homes” and can no longer “carry the burden of rising taxes from past and current administrations,” Rossi said.
She promises to work hard to reduce debt and lower property taxes. The new home rule government must be accountable and transparent to succeed and correct past wrongs, she said.
“It is essential for all county administrators and employees to work with council to assist us with this task, as no one else knows the cost and waste in the county better than the employees who work there,” Rossi said.
A lifetime county resident, Rossi has been married to David Rossi for 34 years. The couple have two children, Ralph and Jennifer.