Muse Man Announces Bid for Cecil Township Board of Supervisors Seat

Frank Egizio said the public needs to be better represented.

A Muse man has announced his bid for a seat on the Cecil Township Board of Supervisors.

Frank Egizio, of Muse, said he is running because the "public needs to be more adequately represented," according to his website.

He noted that he is a life-long Cecil resident—a community he said he loves.

"The thought of ever leaving this township has never entered my mind. After all, it is the number one place in Pennsylvania to raise a family," Egizio wrote on his campaign website. "Through the years, I have built character and a work ethic that nobody can take from me today, which I am very proud of."

He was a paving foreman for 25 years, and received his NECEPT—or Northeast Center for Excellence in Pavement Technology—Certification from Penn State University's main campus.

"During the past 25 years, I have had the opportunity to meet and work alongside many local government officials. I  have witnessed the good and the bad and how issues can be resolved. These experiences have helped me in understanding how all departments of local government should be run," Egizio stated on his website. "One of life's principles that I've always believed in is the quality of your preparation determines the quality of your performance. I believe I am prepared to serve and represent the residents of Cecil  Township. Also, I will see to it that your tax dollars are spent wisely and not misused."

Another principle?

"The formula that I was taught for success is to always work hard, and be honest with yourself and everyone at all times. These are the values I live by and with  your support I will not betray the trust you have bestowed upon me with your vote."

For more information about Egizio, visit his campaign website here.

Another Cecil Township resident, Cindy Fisher, also recently announced that she was seeking a seat on the board. Here is a link to that story.

Ron February 21, 2013 at 06:30 PM
haters gonna hate lol
Me February 21, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Thank You Proud America for posting that information. I can see supervisor Cowden has done a great job improving Cecil Twp
Prouder American February 21, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Elizabeth Cowden is divisive, disrespectful and ill-informed. She grandstands by packing the meetings full of her cronies and it seems as though she is in collusion with the natural gas industry. She is disrespectful to the professional employees of the township and the police department.
Kittypepper February 21, 2013 at 07:25 PM
It sure looks like everyone is scared of Supervisor Cowden, what seems to be the problem? She has done more for the township in the past year then the other supervisors have done.....
Kim Rozanc February 21, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Frank, stay honest to yourself and the residents ! Hold your head up PROUD and try to put your knowledge and experience to use if ELECTED ! Most importantly BE YOURSELF !!!!
cecil resident February 21, 2013 at 07:42 PM
ProuderAmerican what have we said that has you so upset it you want to make accusation please print some proof. I have seen her show nothing but repect at meeting just because she ask questions that is not disrepect that is doing her job as an elected offical. I have seen more disrepect from other supervisors to her at the last meeting for an example the chairman had to tell another supervisor his comments where uncalled for towards her. It is time to clear up the cronies statement with all do respect we are taxpaying citizens who are working to make changes in our local government because you see only a few of us at all of the meetings that is the tip of the iceberg.
Kittypepper February 21, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Prouder, From where I sit we have very few if any professional employees in the township except Supervisor Cowden, for if we did they would show some professional courtesy towards Supervisor Cowden.. You are making a lot of unsubstantiated inflammatory remarks, talk is cheap, show me.....
Amanda Gillooly February 21, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Kitty - For what it's worth, all of the township employees I have had to interview or write about have always been very professional - from the administration to the police department.
Kittypepper February 21, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Amanda, I am sorry but Prouder has been putting down a lot of us taxpayers for a long time and referring to us as Supervisor Cowden cronies, because we have a mind of our own and have taken an interest in our township and ask some tough questions, we are labelled as cronies. How can he get away saying that Supervisor Cowden is divisive disrespectful and ill informed. She does not have to grandstand for her knowledge is SUPERIOR.... Thank You AMANDA...
cecil resident February 21, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Prouder American are you going to answer the questions I asked you when I listed the items that Supervisor Cowden has accomplished in the year she has been in office. Are these bad things?
Amanda Gillooly February 21, 2013 at 10:31 PM
We're all adults here. I am simply asking everyone to be civil, please. I appreciate all the comments and perspectives.
Prouder American February 22, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Here's what I don't get. Cecil Township was nationally recognized as a great place to raise a family by Bloomberg News in 2011, BEFORE Elizabeth Cowden was elected Supervisor. So can someone please explain how the township managed to function before she came along?
cecil resident February 22, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Prouder American this is how they pick the town and it really was Cecil-Bishop but the supervisors in 2011 for whatever reason decided to leave Bishop off. They looked at such metrics as public school performance, safety, housing costs, commute time, poverty, adults’ educational attainment, share of households with children, and diversity. To gauge the local job market, we also weighed median income and unemployment. The data comes from GreatSchools.org, the FBI, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.( the internet is a wonderful tool) They do not come to the town and ride on the roads which at that time before Supervisor Cowden were a mess now we are on the right track. If you attend the many meetings as you want us to believe you would know how many residents have complained about the roads. They did not go to Lawrence and smell the raw sewage running down the side of the road. Finally they had no idea as well as the residents at that time where our tax money was being spent. Can you please answer my question are these a good thing that see has done for the township?
Harold February 22, 2013 at 05:06 AM
She didn't do any of those things. In fact, she wastes the taxpayers' money by engaging in witch hunts and creating conflict to make herself look good. Anyone with half a brain can see it.
Harold February 22, 2013 at 05:13 AM
You want more proof that Elizabeth Cowden is bad news? Coming right up.
Amanda Gillooly February 22, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Harold, Despite your link showing your source, please keep your comments on topic. If not, you are welcome to write a letter to the editor to amanda.gllooly@patch.com. thanks everyone. If I may be of further assistance I am at 724-510-5659.
Harold February 22, 2013 at 05:22 AM
Wait a minute, Amanda. These people come in here and demonize public officials left and right with their self-righteous arrogance. Maybe it's time to see who's behind the large curtain.
Amanda Gillooly February 22, 2013 at 05:42 AM
If anyone would like to write a signed to the letter, please feel free to email me at amanda.gillooly@patch.com. Otherwise, and until, I only ask that you and everyone please keep this on topic and civil, please. Any questions at 724-510-5659 ( just asking everyone to terms of service).
Me February 22, 2013 at 06:41 AM
It is a sad day when someone feels they need to attack Mrs. Cowden because Frank Egizio is running for supervisor.Amanda what happen to everyone please keep this on topic and civil.
Prouder American February 22, 2013 at 01:33 PM
If Egizio is Elizabeth Cowden's puppet (which he certainly is), then the people deserve to know what kind of person she is. All the stuff Harold said was backed up with proof.
Joe Ellipses February 22, 2013 at 03:14 PM
Wish North Strabanians would get so pumped up about new people running for supervisor... Wish Patch would cover North Strabane.... There is more going on here than craigslist finds, expensive houses, and agendas....
Amanda Gillooly February 22, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Harold - Second warning. Keep it on topic please.
Amanda Gillooly February 22, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Joe - that is valid criticism. I was just telling Frank S. the other day that I need to do a better job covering North Strabane. If there is anything specific that you would like me to look into, please feel free to call or email anytime. My cell is 724-510-5659. My email is amanda.gillooly@patch.com.
Anna Coen February 22, 2013 at 08:13 PM
Amanda, I'm late coming in on this conversation but i am troubled by some of the remarks made on the issue. First of all I believe Frank Egizio,Cindy Fisher and any other resident have the right to run for supervisor on the issues they are passionate about that are germane to our township without being exposed to some of the personal remarks posted here..Folks these are the new people running and the campaign should be about them, on the issues, and not any personal feelings one might have about someone and then"We Vote" Do we not all believe one has the right to disagree but Amanda as you say "Let's keep it on topic and civil" As the Editor of The Patch and as a Journalist, is the post bringing up someone 's past that is not even in the race appropriate, even though this person provided a link?To me it's not about any one of the supervisor's this is about a new campaign and let's keep in on the issues that we care about "Cecil Township"
Proud resident of Cecil twp February 22, 2013 at 08:18 PM
It is absolutely outrageous how people can act. Frank was just announcing his running for a supervisor position and people have to act like little children( by some comments you must be a child). Please people lets be civil and act like adults. And what does Mrs. Cowden have to do with this topic. Come on everyone lets grow up.
Amanda Gillooly February 22, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Ms. Coen, the comments have been removed. Thought I got them all earlier. Proud Resident: Well said. I agree. Thanks everyone for your comments!
Ed Badia March 15, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Amanda, I thought your supposed to be unbiased as a news source, why does Cindy Fisher's pop up to see her article come up when viewing Frank's info but the reverse does not happen viewing Cindy Fisher's info? This does not say much for your site.
Amanda Gillooly March 15, 2013 at 12:24 AM
Ed, the story about Ms. Fisher appeared on the site first. I would be glad to add the link to Mr. Egizio's story now, though. Just give me a skinny minute.
Amanda Gillooly March 15, 2013 at 12:29 AM
(OK - the link has been added! If I may be of further assistance, feel free to email or call! 724-510-5659 or amanda.gillooly@patch.com)
Amanda Gillooly May 10, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Donald - at this point you are just being a bully. I added a link to the Egizio story in the body of the story. This is the last time I will address the issue. If you'd like to call me sometime, please do. Thanks again.


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