Shawn Kresge Announces Candidacy for Carbon County Board of Commissioners

Shawn Kresge, a Democrat, is announcing his candidacy for the Carbon County Board of Commissioners 2019 election.

Online PR News – 10-February-2019 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Shawn Kresge, a Democrat, is announcing his candidacy for the Carbon County Board of Commissioners 2019 election.

Shawn was raised in Franklin Township and graduated from Lehighton Area High School. Kresge's entrepreneurial skills started in high school by creating an "odd jobs" business. Working multiple jobs upon graduation, Shawn Kresge eventually became a licensed Master Electrician and started Kresge Electric Services. 22 years later, Kresge Electric is a certified HVAC dealership and has branched out into Construction Management. Kresge has been involved with the rebuild of Country Junction and the replacement of the deck at the Molly Maguire's Pub. He does work with St Luke's, Kovatch Ford, Ametek and Mauch Chunk Trust Company. He also has Property Management Services with Shawn Kresge Real Estate. Kresge Electric was the recipient of the 2016 Greater Carbon Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

Announcing his candidacy, Kresge said "As a business owner, I know first-hand the issues facing our business community and would bring that knowledge to County Government. Combined with my business experience and strong work ethic, I plan to run the county as a business and, as such, a business is only as good as its most valuable resource, its employees. It's imperative to maintain morale and allow our employees to thrive. I'm committed to valuing our employees and constituents input by listening to their ideas so as to make our county government work even better. I will work with them to implement better business practices to ensure checks and balances are in place for better oversight."

He continued "And by collectively working with elected officials, row office holders, local government officials and business owners, it will offer us a more diverse knowledge base to keep Carbon County growing and allow our residents to prosper."

Kresge has been a sole-proprietor business for over 20 years developing and completing projects both large and small. He has a keen understanding of project costing including budgeting, spec bidding and permitting. Kresge said "Carbon County is undertaking building projects which will cost millions of dollars. I will use my business acumen to ensure these projects are built properly and on budget."

Shawn Kresge is not new to public service. He has been active in community service starting with the Carbon County 4H, the Boy Scout of America and then as a volunteer fire fighter. He started with Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department and then continuing as a volunteer with stints at Jim Thorpe and Penn Forest as well as a wildland fire fighter with the PA Forestry Service. He has donated and rendered services to the local SADD program, the Franklin Little League Association and the Sam Miller Playground Association to name a few. Kresge Electric has also donated to many charities.

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