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Election 2003: Harrison Commissioner

| Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003

Two candidates vying for one seat

William Poston

  • Party: Democrat

  • Age: 59

  • Residence: State Street

  • Education: Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

  • Occupation: Vice President of Michael/Howard Inc.

  • Political experience: 14 years as a Harrison Township Commissioner

    John Bua

  • Party: Republican

  • Age: 54

  • Residence: Dallas Avenue

  • Education: Graduate of Penn Technical Institute

  • Occupation: Operator for Air Products, Butler

  • Political experience: None

    On the issues

    Crime seems to be on the increase in Sheldon Park, Village Green, and the Natrona section of the township. What can you as a commissioner do to try to curb the situation?

  • William Poston: "We already have been working with that, there was a meeting with the housing authority to try to address the problems in Sheldon Park. We're really cracked down and there has been a lot of cooperation with Harrison police. Sheldon Park has always been a good community.

    In Natrona we need to get the parents more involved and make them more responsible for their children. It's tough to enforce a curfew, and we need to continue to work with the residents down there."

  • John Bua: "Mr. Poston has done a good job putting a plan in place. We need to make sure the people who do relocate are law abiding citizens."

    Question:Do you feel there should be more cooperation between municipalities•

  • Poston: "I think a lot of that already exists. With budgets the way they are its needed. There's going to be more efforts, there is no doubt that it's going to happen."

  • Bua: "Sharing resources is a great idea. With my experience in business my employer shares resources and it has saved the company a great deal of money. I think the more we share the better."

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