Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Candidate Annoucement
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2015 Prospect, PA
Dark horse vies for Butler County Commissioner
James Butler, the Mayor of Prospect Borough, rounds out the candidate pool of
Republicans running for Butler County Commissioner.
No surprise he is a fiscal conservative who believes in practicing efficient and effective
government. Butler states that "the exceptional candidate must go beyond being a
custodian of the people's assets and seize the opportunity to think bigger and do more.
It is imperative that the commissioners lend their influence to bolster the creative
leadership in the public and private sectors and in the corps of volunteers already
serving the citizenry." He considers it the duty of the county commissioners to play a
pivotal role in facilitating informal regional alliances through which ideas can be
generated and tested, resources can be pooled, and best practices shared.
The vision he conveys for the future maintains the character of our community and
preserves our agricultural resources, while at the same time creating an infrastructure
that will attract economic investment. During his tenure as Mayor, Mr. Butler witnessed
how often local municipalities grapple with the same needs, deal with the same issues,
and struggle to find cost-effective solutions. He believes the commissioners are in the
unique position to increase the opportunities for collaboration between the parties that
are critical to our economic growth.
A resident of Butler County since 1982, Mr. Butler, who is 55, has not only lived and
worked in the region – he has also served as Prospect Borough's Mayor for 13 years.
As a public servant, Mayor Butler coordinated efforts between local and state officials,
engineers, financiers, and attorneys to resolve infrastructure issues pertinent to the
municipality. In his capacity as chief law enforcement officer he has been exposed to
critical public safety issues and to the expectations voiced by the community.
Throughout his career in the private sector he has successfully led large-scale projects,
directed staff, managed contractors, and been accountable for delivering results on-time
and within budget. These experiences have "equipped me with the skills vital to
generating public awareness, increasing company revenues, and securing private
investment," Butler said.
Mr. Butler considers leading-by-example, active listening, and envisioning the potential
in opportunities as essential traits for a commissioner. He asks for your vote on May
19th "if we are to be successful in our quest to mold Butler County as the best place to
live, work, and play".
Contact: Angela Llamas Butler