A Northampton County native has announced plans to run for county council.
Frank Hesch III said in a release Tuesday he is a candidate for a Northampton County Council at-large seat.
While Hesch believes Northampton County government is doing some wonderful things, he also believes there are some areas in which it can improve.
“I have a concern that our county continues to spend money, often in inefficient ways, and asks our taxpayers to foot the bill,” Hesch said. “Before even thinking about asking our residents to pay more in taxes – something I am not in favor of doing anyway – we must address each expenditure line-by-line to ensure that we are providing funding to proven and successful programs."
Hesch is a lifelong Northampton County resident. He graduated from Northampton Area High School and earned a bachelor of arts in management degree from Moravian College.
He is operations manager for his family's automotive business.
For the past two years he has served as president of the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.
“I truly feel that my experiences in the business community and my ability to work successfully with others to achieve a common goal will lend itself well to being a County Councilman,” Hesch said. “I want to help Northampton County move forward and be a strong county, long into the future.”