Incumbent running for seat on Edinburg council
Incumbent Clyde Stuart Beachy is running for one of three Edinburg Town Council seats up for election on May 3.
Beachy has served on Town Council since 1997. He is a retired CIA employee, has a degree in secondary education from Pennsylvania State University, and has been the president of the Edinburg Heritage Foundation since 1999.
Beachy, who is part of the management team for the Downtown Business District Revitalization program, said he hopes to see revitalization in Edinburg similar to what the town of Strasburg has experienced.
“What we are trying to do there is generate some interest within the town to essentially to improve the main street area,” said Beachy. “We’re not going to be as expensive as what they’ve done in Strasburg, but we have some problems in the downtown area with some of the buildings and attempting to get the owners of the buildings to get them fixed up.”
Beachy said he does not feel that Edinburg needs drastic changes, noting that the town is running fairly smoothly, something he said he hopes to continue.
“I want to keep the town going along the path that I, in part, have helped them along since 1997. I think we’ve done a good job … we haven’t had very many complaints,” said Beachy.
The longtime Edinburg resident said he feels that good people who honestly care about the town’s well-being make good council members.
“I try to be fair and look at multiple sides of any issue that we would be working on and my vote on whatever that may be would be in the interest of the majority of the people in the town, not just my personal opinion,” said Beachy.
Beachy has lived in Edinburg since 1993 with his wife. They have two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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