(7/7) Both incumbents in this year’s
Emmitsburg town elections have filed to run for re-election. Mayor James Hoover
and Board President Chris Staiger hope their work for the town has garnered
them enough trust and respect among residents to continue serving for another
“I enjoy doing this,” Hoover said. “I want
to continue doing it. I think the town has come a long way in improving its
infrastructure, a lot of improvements in community programs. I want to see us
continue to provide more training to staff and officials to make us as
professional a group as we can be.”
Staiger said of the mayor. “I think he
does an excellent job. He provides a lot of leadership and he enjoys it. I’m
glad he’s choosing to run again.”
Hoover said he held off announcing his
intentions to run again because he wanted to see who would be running for
commissioner. So far, that person is Staiger.
“I think Chris Staiger does a very good
job as board president,” Hoover said. “I think he does a good job as
commissioner. Period. He says what he thinks.”
Staiger said the biggest challenge to his
running again was finding a way to balance his family life with the demands of
being a commissioner. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons born to them
during Staiger’s first term on the board.
“We think we can make it work. I’m glad
because there are still a lot of things I haven’t been able to do yet because
we’ve been bogged down with the comp plan,” Staiger said.
Staiger is completing his first three-year
term as a town commissioner and Hoover is completing his second three-year term
The town election will be on Sept. 30 from
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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