ShareThis Page
News

Miller, Englert to run for row office positions

| Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006

Two county employees are hoping to change jobs within the courthouse; both announced Tuesday their intentions to run for row offices.

Cheerio Goldstrohm Miller and Jeanne Englert, both Democrats, said they will be seeking office in next year's elections -- Miller is running for the controller's post and Englert is hoping to become register and recorder.

"I feel like I really have a lot to offer to the taxpayers," said Goldstrohm Miller, who is not related to current controller Myra "Tammy" Miller. Myra Miller has not yet announced whether she will seek re-election.

Goldstrohm Miller, who handles accounts payable in the controller's office, began working there in December 1989 under then-controller Darlene Pike. Pike is serving as the chairperson of her campaign committee.

"I really respected (Pike) as a controller," Goldstrohm Miller said. "I would like to bring the pride, integrity, knowledge and experience back into the office," using Pike's slogan, the first words of the letters of the traits spelling out Pike.

Englert, who is the director of the county's tax claim bureau and secretary/treasurer for West Kittanning Borough, said she has gained a familiarity with the functions in the register and recorder's office through her work.

"I understand the deeds. I understand the estates because of working with them through tax claim," she said.

She said she would like to further streamline operations in the office, and is interested in the history that is recorded there.

"I'm a very good organizer," Englert said. "I like that history in the register and recorder's office. I like the genealogical side of it."

Current register and recorder Beverly Casella likely will retire next year, and said she will not seek re-election.

Englert and Goldstrohm Miller are natives of Armstrong County. Goldstrohm Miller is a 1977 graduate of Shannock Valley High School, while Englert is a 1978 graduate of Kittanning High School.

Goldstrohm Miller said she has worked about every job in the controller's office during her time there, and worked other county row jobs, based out of the county treasurer's office, for six years before starting under Pike. She said she was interested in the job four years ago, but had decided against running.

"I considered running four years ago, but the timing in my life was not right," she said. "But in that time, I've added four more years of experience."

Englert said she also is familiar with being in public service. She has worked with ambulance services in Ford City, Worthington and Kittanning since 1979, and as director of the tax claim bureau since 2001.

"I've been in public service since I got out of high school," she said.

Both candidates can begin circulating their nomination petitions Feb. 13 to have their names appear on ballots in the May 15 primary.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me