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Dauler Running for State College Mayor

by on March 20, 2017 6:16 PM

State College Borough Council member Catherine Dauler announced that she is running for mayor.

A 35-year resident of State College, Dauler is currently in her fourth term on borough council.  She was first elected to council in 1999 and 2003. She was elected again in 2011 and 2015.

“Local government is essential for building and sustaining communities," Dauler said in announcing her mayoral candidacy. "My commitment to shaping a promising future for State College includes good strategic decisions shared in partnership with Penn State and local businesses. We also need to continue our efforts with our representative in Harrisburg to find additional revenue enhancing alternatives for local government.”

Dauler has been board member of the College Heights Neighborhood Association and a member of the Coalition of State College Neighborhoods. She is on the board of directors for the Downtown State College Improvement District and has served on multiple 

She is a teacher and tutor with private students and has been a volunteer for more than 25 years for Global Connections teaching English as a Second Language.

“In these challenging times, we must not forget the importance of remaining a welcoming safe community," Dauler said. "As your mayor, I pledge to promote civility, transparency, equity and inclusion in all aspects of our civic life.”

Mayor Elizabeth Goreham said in February that she would not seek a third term. Attorney and former borough council member Don Hahn and local business owner Michael Black also have announced they will run for the office.

The primary election is May 16.

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