In Leetsdale, incumbent Council Vice President Michael Bajsec Jr. is one of seven Democrats running for three four-year terms on borough council. In August, he requested an independent audit of borough finances to address concerns raised by a citizens group.
Position sought: Councilman, Leetsdale Borough
E-mail address: email@example.com
Address: 359 Beaver St., Leetsdale PA, 15056
Family: Married with 1 Daughter, 5 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild
Education: High school graduate with some higher-level education completed
Occupation: Commercial Lending Consultant
Related Experience: One-Year Councilman for Leetsdale, 20 + years of operations oriented business experience
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I began a journey a little more than a year ago to bring the business operations up to date in the Borough and have worked tirelessly during that time to do just that. Creating Policies and Procedures for day-to-day operations of the Borough that never existed before to resolve issues that caused a perceived lack of trust with the public. These are just the beginning necessary steps and I would very much like to continue this work with an eye towards not only completing it but also to reviving public trust between Council and the Community.
What will be the single most important priority if you are elected? Completion of Business Compatibility for the Borough and development of non-traditional / non-tax related streams of income for the Borough
What sets you apart from other candidates? Experience, Insight, Preparedness.
What is your favorite thing about the community? Small town feel and the Citizens are GREAT.
What is the biggest problem facing the community? Need for revenue increase without Tax Increases to continue development without burdening the Citizens with additional Taxes.