CRANBERRY TWP — Seneca Valley School Board member Eric Gordon Wednesday announced his candidacy for a seat on the township's board of supervisors.
Gordon said he will not seek re-election to the school board if he wins the Republican primary in April for the open seat in Cranberry. His school board term expires in November.
“If I make it in the primary, I'm not going to run again for the school board,” he said. “I've done a lot of work up there on the school board and I would be happy with my accomplishments there.”
Gordon, 31, is a nuclear industry consultant who previously worked for Westinghouse Electric. He resides in Cranberry Township with his wife and daughter.
Describing himself as a fiscal conservative, Gordon is vying for the seat currently held by Supervisor Dave Root. He announced the candidacy early to get the ball rolling on his campaign.
“Everything is still in its infancy, but it's something I wanted to get rolling full steam ahead here in short order,” Gordon said.
Gordon said he'd strive to forge a better relationship between the township and state-level officials in Harrisburg. He'd also stringently follow and adhere to the Cranberry Plan, the township's long-term guideline for growth approved by residents.
He also said he already has solid working relationships with the current supervisors because of his role on the school board. If elected, he says he could hit the ground running in terms of working with the other politicians.
In a news release, Gordon said he's been active in county Republican politics since 2006. He formerly was president of the Butler County Young Republicans and currently serves as the treasurer of the Butler County Republican Committee.
Additional information can be found on www.ElectGordon.com or e-mail Eric@ElectGordon.com.