Ruby and Guccini announce candidacy
Local leaders run together for county commissioner
MILFORD — David E. Ruby and Steven R. Guccini have both announced their candidacy for election to the office of Pike County Commissioner in the 2015 elections — and they have joined together to run as Team Ruby + Guccini on the Democratic ballot.
Together, they believe their combined 70+ years of Pike County business experience and civic leadership and deep local roots will deliver fiscally responsible leadership.
David E. Ruby, a Milford resident, brings to the ticket nearly 40 years of local business experience and active involvement in the Milford Fire Department (previously President and Treasurer), Dingman Township Planning Board, and Pennsylvania State Police Troop R Camp Cadet (Board Director).
Past area civic and non-profit experience also includes member of the Milford Borough Council, treasurer for Pike County 4H, the Pike County Economic Development Corporation and board member of Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD).
Ruby has been a full-time Pike County resident since 1976. For the past 23 years, he has been an Associate Agent and registered Financial Representative with Nationwide Insurance, as well as a commercial real estate developer actively managing commercial office buildings in Milford Township. He holds a B.S. in Management/Marketing from Syracuse University and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. He resides in Milford with his wife, Maryann Ruby, who has successfully operated fitness businesses locally and currently operates Milford Pilates in Milford Township. His two children, Michael and Rebecca, were born and raised in Milford, and educated in the Delaware Valley School District. He also has two grandchildren.
Steven R. Guccini, a Greentown area resident, brings a lifelong commitment to Pike County and the welfare of its residents. A respected and accomplished attorney, Guccini has operated his private practice in the Hawley area since 1984, and served 12 years as an Assistant District Attorney for Pike County, where he headed the Child Abuse Task Force.
He was also an Assistant Public Defender for two years. Deeply committed to children’s issues, Guccini represented Pike County Children and Youth Services for 4 years and has been acting as a guardian for abused and neglected children for a decade. He is also a member and was the initial chairman of the Northeast Citizens Review Panel, a 12-county association that aims to improve the policies and procedures of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system.
Guccini is a lifelong resident of Pike County. He was raised in the Greentown area, where he still lives. He graduated from Wallenpaupack Area High School in 1970, graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974 and from the University of Miami School of Law in 1979. Upon graduation from law school and before launching his own practice, he returned to Pike County and worked as an associate for William C. Gumble in Paupack for 4 years. He has three children, all of whom attended and graduated from Wallenpaupack Area High School. He also has one grandchild.
What they hope to accomplish
From the start, Ruby + Guccini have outlined very specific goals and ideas for their campaign and what they would like to accomplish as Commissioners. These include:
Holding Commissioners meetings in all areas of Pike County: Currently, the Commissioners meet on Wednesday mornings in Milford, severely limiting attendance and citizen participation. The candidates pledge to have at least 2 meetings per month in the evenings, in different Townships and on a rotating basis.
Non-partisan hiring practices: The candidates believe party affiliation has all too often influenced Commissioners’ county appointments—and they pledge to make all hiring decisions based on integrity, experience and competence, regardless of a potential employee’s party affiliation.
Self-imposed term limits: In the interest of continually bringing in new people and new ideas, both candidates will seek no more than 2 terms.
For more information visit www.RubyGuccini.com.
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