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Former state Rep. Lawrence "Larry" Roberts to run for Fayette County treasurer

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Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A former state legislator is running for Fayette County treasurer.

Lawrence “Larry” Roberts, 71, of South Union is seeking the Democratic nomination for the four-year post. The position is open because the incumbent, Robert Danko, is retiring in December.

“It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I would never have run against Bob Danko,” Roberts said. “I'm hoping I can do as good a job as he did.”

Roberts is a retired state legislator. He served 14 years as the Democratic representative in the 51st District. Roberts is self-employed as a labor arbitrator.

Roberts wants to bring his financial experience in the state House of Representatives to the county treasurer's office.

“It is my firm belief that the treasurer needs to be someone with financial responsibility, which I will provide,” Roberts said in a statement. “In that regard, I served on the economic development committee as the subcommittee chairman for banking for 14 years.”

In addition, Roberts said he was on the board of directors of a “large federal credit union” and has “an excellent credit record.”

A disabled veteran with 22 years of active duty military service, Roberts has a master's degree in business. He is a graduate of Uniontown High School and holds lifetime memberships with the Hutchison Sportsmens Club, VFW, American Legion, AMVETS, DAV and several other military organizations.

Other memberships include the Uniontown Sons of Italy, Uniontown AF&AM 651 and Jednota.

Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or

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