SUNBURY — Northumberland County Treasurer Kevin Gilroy announced this week that he is seeking a third term in office.
Gilroy, a Republican, first took office in 2009. No other candidates have announced their intention to seek office in the primary election in May.
"I still enjoy working with my constituents and employees of the county," said Gilroy, noting that he wanted to continue running the office with a focus on customer service.
Gilroy has more than 30 years of banking experience and held board member seats for several non-profit agencies. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
Since taking office in July 2009, revenue increased in his office by 28 percent, and he said he has worked with previous administrations to save hundreds of thousands of dollars, recommending the refinancing of county debt. He said he made better use of technology by placing dog licensing online through the county website.
"With the geographic size of the county, it made sense to partner with a good, reputable company to process dog licenses and save pet owners' time and gas money to drive to Sunbury," he said. "And it paid off by doubling the number of licenses issued protecting more dogs throughout the county."
He added, "I look forward to continuing more way to save money for our county and provide a high level of customer service to employees and the public."
The treasurer is also responsible for issuing hunting, fishing and dog licenses, as well as issuing small games of chance, bingo licenses and sportsman pistol permits. He is responsible for being a tax collector as well as collecting the taxes from the remaining 35 tax collectors throughout the county and paying the loans for the county. Gilroy manages the money for the county and sits on the retirement board.
Gilroy resides in Paxinos with his wife Carolyn. They have three children, Eric, Melissa and Kellina. They also have five grandchildren.