Two seek to serve as Birdsboro mayor.
Two candidates are running for mayor of Birdsboro.
Incumbent Mayor Joseph Peterson, a Democrat, is facing a challenge from Anthony Scioli, a Republican.
In addition to his duties as mayor, Peterson works as an Associate Broker/ Sales manager at RE/MAX of Reading.
He says Birdsboro has been significant changes over the past four years and, looking to the future, he wants to keep the borough moving in that same positive direction.
He said with the start of the Birdsboro Power Project and the Automobile Museum on Main Street, the borough will see tremendous change over the next several years. “I want to continue to work with Borough Council to make Birdsboro a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
He added that, if reelected, he will continue to oppose the closure of Birdsboro Elementary Center and will be the voice for the kids going to Birdsboro schools.
Anthony Scioli is currently retired from the U.S. Army and now works as a regional sales manager for local high-tech firm, Ametek. Scioli is running for mayor as well as a seat on the Birdsboro Borough Council.
His experience includes 30 years in the military, retiring as a colonel. He says during that time, he learned and practiced sound leadership skills, the ability to learn from others, and how people should be treated by their leadership in government.
He is running because he has a desire to serve and “to help the people of Birdsboro achieve their American dream.”
If elected, he says his agenda will “reflect the main thing Birdsboro’s families want, need and deserve from its government: a safe, prosperous community for families and business.” He added “The citizens of Birdsboro want a public servant who values integrity and transparency – that’s me. I want to cut your taxes, lower your water costs and create a safer, friendlier place to work, live and raise families.”
He says he works well under pressure and will serve all borough citizens.
In regards to the borough council race, seven candidates are competing for the three open seats.
The candidates include Democrats Mary Ann Cotter, Robert Myers, Cindy Mcgee, and Republicans Jim Arms, George Walker, Jonathan Barnes, and Anthony Scioli.