CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. —Mark Bumbaugh has announced his candidacy for a Guilford Township (Pa.) Supervisor seat this election cycle.
Bumbaugh is a Republican and lifelong resident of Guilford Township. Self-employed, he has owned and operated Bumbaugh Masonry and Building Construction for more than 25 years.
Bumbaugh, 45, has served on numerous youth and community organizational boards, according to a news release.
He has served as the president and chief executive officer of the Fayetteville (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Department since 2005, where he oversees the daily administrative operations, as well as the budget and building and grounds maintenance. He also is the administrative supervisor of more than 40 career emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Bumbaugh said he has experience in working with township officials in times of crisis and disaster, including Hurricane Sandy.
Bumbaugh is state-certified in EMT, national incident management, hazardous materials awareness and operations, pesticides and emergency response to railroad incidents.
Married with two children, Bumbaugh enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He said he spends the majority of his spare time volunteering at the fire department for fundraisers, including cooking for monthly public dinners, bingo every Friday evening and other events. He said the department’s 10 junior members are the future of emergency services.
In the news release, Bumbaugh said he is running for supervisor because he enjoys serving the community and has business experience, leadership ability and a willingness to work with others. He said his vision for the future would enable him to take the township into the next decade.
Long-range planning is needed for infrastructure items such as water supply, public sewer, road maintenance and construction, and first and foremost public safety, he said.
Pennsylvania’s primary election is May 21. The municipal election is scheduled for Nov. 5.