Cumberland County’s two incumbent Republican commissioners, Vince DiFilippo and Gary Eichelberger, Wednesday launched a joint re-election bid for the four-year seats in the 2019 election.
All three seats are up for grabs in the 2019 election, including Democrat Jim Hertlzer’s seat.
For the election of county commissioners, Cumberland County voters will pare down primary candidates to two from each party. From there, voters in November will pick the three commissioners who will sit on the county board.
DiFilippo and Eichelberger sent a joint statement Wednesday regarding their bid.
“Cumberland County is facing significant challenges that our current board of commissioners has been actively and successfully engaged in addressing over the past term, and a great deal of work remains to be accomplished,” the statement read. “We are both pleased to have earned the trust of our county’s voters in the 2015 election, and believe we have delivered on the pledge to provide solutions that respect the taxpayer, and that position us for a successful future in this time of great change for our county.”
DiFilippo and Eichelberger cited a few successes in their tenure, including having a low county tax, organizing community forums on opioids, undertaking the new comprehensive plan, supporting local land-use projects, opening the county’s electronics recycling center and making improvements in infrastructure.
“Progress on these and other initiatives is possible because of the team approach and commitment that this board of commissioners, and each commissioner individually, have brought to the people’s business,” they said in the statement. “By continuing to work together, our perspective is that there is no limit to the good things we can accomplish.”