Wyoming County Auditor Laura Dickson announced her candidacy for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 117th District.
“I decided to
run based on the conversations I've had with people across the district
and their dissatisfaction with our current representation in
has served as county auditor since 2010, has pushed for greater fiscal
accountability within Wyoming County government. As auditor, she has
been responsible for the overall annual review of the county's
multi-million dollar budget. “We
need to make sure that every penny is being spent properly, especially
when so many municipal and county budgets are shrinking. We need to
balance the needs of our citizens with the financial resources available
that her focus as state representative would be on promoting economic
development through education, infrastructure rehabilitation, and
development of new industries.
“If we can
coordinate our education system with the needs of potential employers,
we can create hundreds, if not thousands, of new jobs in this district.
We need a representative that will work every day to achieve that goal”.
Dickson has served on the Executive Board of the Pennsylvania State
Association Of County Auditors since 2012. She recently worked as a
divisional vice president at NCS, an institutional pharmacy company.
While at NCS, she owned and operated her own fitness center business.
She has served as the chairperson of Youth and Ministry and as
chairperson of Special Programs and Events at East Lemon United
Methodist Church where she has been a member since 2000. Additionally,
she volunteers at the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen, Tyler Hospital and the
Wyoming County Kiwanis.
She met her husband Jim while attending Keystone College. They have been married for 34 years and have one daughter, Sharon.