Sandra Ritz has announced her candidacy for the office of Wyoming County Commissioner. A native of Wyoming County, Ritz served as a Wyoming County Auditor for 24 years, working with all the county offices and agencies during her tenure. Ritz goes on to say, “working amicably with various county, state and federal agencies and understanding the governmental function, accounting and policy and procedures is a fundamental necessity to managing a county.
While serving as county auditor, Ritz had attended numerous Pennsylvania State Association conferences throughout the Commonwealth. Ritz was a 24-year member of the PSACA and had chaired the policy committee and while in service she received continuing professional education credits (CPE) in the field of accounting and auditing from the Pennsylvania State Controllers Association in State College and in 2009, Ritz received a PA Women in Government Award.
Active in the community, Ritz is the past President of BPW, Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women’s Organization. A past member of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and while in the early years of the Chamber’s first imprint in the county, Ritz served as a member of the Chamber’s Auction Committee, helping raise funds for their annual Spring Auction. In 1998 she Co-Chaired the 37th Annual Tyler Antique Show. Additional community actives included, participating in the Big-Brother, Big-Sister Bowl-a-thon, the CROP Walk for Hunger, a local school program, R.I.S.E. (reading is so exciting) the Damon Young Memorial Scholarship walk/run and a Triton Hose Carnival volunteer.
Ritz currently serves as an Executive Member of the Wyoming County Republican Committee and has been a Tunkhannock Borough Ward 1 Republican Committeewoman for 30 years. She is the past President of the Wyoming County Federation of Republican Women. She has served as Campaign Coordinator for Senator Lisa Baker, Baker for Senate Committee, county campaign coordinator for Tom Corbett for Governor and was active in the 2016 Make America Great, Trump campaign. Ritz was the proud recipient of the Annis Tyler Award.
Sandra and her husband Chris have owned a home and resided in Tunkhannock Borough for 35 years and have two children, a son Chris, Tunkhannock and daughter, Ashley Darby and her husband Michael and grandson Jackson, of Centermoreland. Sandra is the daughter of Sylvia Lane Repsher and Kenneth Repsher, Sr, siblings, Tammy Jenkins, Holly Banta and Ken Repsher, Jr. all of Wyoming County.
As a Republican candidate for the office of Wyoming County Commissioner, I will use my many years of county government knowledge and accounting to enhance the efficiency of the county to ensure fiscal responsibility. As a commissioner it is important to provide every county resident assistance in the prevention of substance abuse and to manage soundly Act 13 funding. To ensure voting machines and the county’s voting system is safe and secure along with many other issues that involve this county such as, clean air and water, tax relief, mental health services, senior citizens services, human services, veterans services, transportation and a responsible way of managing the three branches of local county government. A commissioner must work closely with every local business owner to help maintain and enhance our local town business districts within the county. This can only help to preserve our hometown values when we work together. A commissioner must safeguard the tax dollars and use common sense in managing all the county budgeting issues. A commissioner must be a full-time leader to have an open-door policy to be accessible to the public 24/7 and to be transparent and to communicate openly with all the citizens. As a county commissioner you must be able to work with State and Federal officials and all local government agencies ensuring Wyoming County provides the residents a sustainable future.
Ritz goes on to say, “I am respectfully requesting your vote and support for the office of Wyoming County Commissioner, together we will work for the betterment of our county for ourselves and future generations.”