Man seeks prothonotary post in Fayette to help veterans, others
A North Union man has announced his candidacy for Fayette County prothonotary.
Paul Shipley, 29, is seeking the Democratic nomination for a two-year term in the office. The seat is open because the former incumbent, Lance Winterhalter, quit in the middle of his four-year term.
A lifelong county resident and U.S. Army veteran, Shipley said he is seeking the office as a way to help veterans and to serve all county residents.
“I want to be a voice for veterans in Fayette County and have an open-door policy for anybody who wants to come in and talk,” Shipley said. “I want to be able to serve the people of Fayette County, whether they be a veteran or a regular old Joe.”
Shipley said he will work full time at the office. He said he wants to “help this county move further into the 21st century,” including by digitizing the office's records so they are accessible online.
Prior to entering the U.S. Army in 2004, Shipley attended St. Vincent College. He was stationed in Iraq for a year.
Shipley is a freight conductor with CSX Railroad.
Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media.
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