The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Danville News

November 6, 2013

Kline elected Montour County treasurer

DANVILLE — Republican Jesse Kline defeated first-term Montour County treasurer Jim Petro by 48 votes, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election.

Kline received 1,568 votes compared with 1,520 votes cast for Democratic incumbent Petro who is completing his first four-year term.

Kline said he wanted to thank the voters of Montour County “who had the foresight that we need to move ahead in an area when it comes to service to our citizens.”

He commended Petro for “an excellent campaign.”

“I look forward to serving the citizens of the county and I will not forget who put me where I am,” he said.

Both Kline and Petro waged vigorous door-to-door campaigns throughout the county. Kline had help from his wife, Mary Ellen and step-daughters, Denise Pontz and Kim Renz.

If elected, he pleaded to be a full-time treasurer and will leave his job as account manager of Curbside Hospitality — Geisinger Medical Center’s valet program.

A Montoursville native, he was educated as a respiratory therapist and started that department at Evangelical Community Hospital in 1974. After four years, he became a medical sales representative. He worked for Bird Products Corp. of Palm Springs, Calif., was promoted to Mid-Atlantic manager and then took on a failing Mid-West region which he rebuilt. He later worked for Pryon Technologies where he served as monitoring products manager which took him to Europe and the Far East. After the company was bought out, he rebuilt the Northeast Region of Trianim Health Services.

He worked for Nonin Medical Systems where he served as Mid-Atlantic Region manager and rebuilt that division. He was promoted to eastern U.S. distribution manager — a position he held for three years.

Kline, 66, has held his current post at Geisinger for nearly two years.

A Valley Township resident, he has lived in Montour County for 16 years.

Petro, 70, previously operated his own business in Milton for 20-plus years where he had a garage and sold cars. He opened one of the first service stations along Interstate 80 in 1969 in Valley Township and worked as a sales manager for various car dealerships. The Numidia native has lived in Montour County 37 years.

1
Text Only
The Danville News
  • Danville parents hope strike ends quickly

    DANVILLE ““ First-grader Madison Wild was sad she missed school Thursday.

    April 19, 2014

  • Danville teachers to continue strike

    DANVILLE – Officials of the Danville Area School District and Danville Education Association confirmed Friday the teachers’ strike will continue through April 25.

    April 18, 2014

  • Vo-tech helping family

    ESPY – The Columbia Montour AVTS is sponsoring a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Dissinger family from 4 to 7 p.m. April 25 at 5050 Sweppenheiser Drive. Three members of the family died in a Rush Township fire April 4.

    April 18, 2014

  • picket18a.jpg DEA rep: District’s last offer lower

    DANVILLE — The most recent salary and benefits proposal by the Danville school board to the Danville Education Association came in lower than previous offers, according to DEA labor representative Mark McDade.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • xcdh18a.jpg Kin marks newborn's advances through illness

    LIBERTY TWP. — Lahlynn Bingaman smiles, is very alert and sleeps in a crib.
    She’s been at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since being born there two months ago.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • xdrugawa18c.jpg Drug battle begins with public education

    DANVILLE – Rep. Kurt Masser, local police and school district leaders discussed Wednesday what community members can expect to learn at an upcoming drug awareness program.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Danville Arts Council fundraiser nets nearly $2,000

    DANVILLE — Last week’s inaugural fundraiser for the Danville Arts Council was a “tremendous success,” according to council chairman Scott Richardson.

    April 18, 2014

  • xeggs18ac.jpg Volunteers color 90 dozen eggs for big day

    DANVILLE — Fire company volunteers colored 1,080 eggs or 90 dozen eggs Wednesday in preparation for the annual Goodwill Hose Company Easter egg hunt Saturday.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee
Danville Sports