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Former Palmer Supervisor Young Enters Election Race

Jeffrey A. Young served as Palmer supervisor after being elected in 1988; re-elected in 1994.

Former Palmer Township supervisor Jeffrey A. Young is giving the board another shot.

Young, 54, has announced his bid for election to the Palmer Township Board of Supervisors.

Longtime Supervisor Bob Lammi recently announced that he would not seek re-election. Supervisor K. Michael Mitchell did announce recently that he is.

Young has held numerous elected and volunteer positions within the township, beginning as elected auditor from 1984 to 1987.

He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1988 and re-elected in 1994, serving as board chairman for his last four years.

Young served for two terms before taking time off for his family.  He and his wife, Deb, have three children -- Rachel, Scott and Katie. 

After leaving the Board of Supervisors, Young's involvement in Palmer Township never lapsed.

  • From 2000 to 2009, Young served on the Palmer Planning Commission.
  • From 2004 to present, Young is an appointed member of the Palmer Recreation Board.
  • Young is a member of the Palmer Township Athletic Association and has coached softball, baseball and basketball on many levels over the years.

  "Coaching our youth has been very rewarding to me," he said. "Being a positive influence and teaching life’s lessons through sport has been my approach to coaching."

Young co-chairs the Palmer Township Community Weekend Committee and has been proud to be active with this event for 27 years. He also serves on the board of directors of the Business, Industrial & Professional Association of Palmer.

He is a graduate of Easton Area High School, Northampton Community College and Bloomsburg University.

Young has worked as a self-employed accountant since 1983 with his office in Palmer Township. 

He is also a partner in Palmer Trophy & Awards and is the director of finance for Suburban EMS.

Young is a lifelong resident of Palmer Township and is asking for the opportunity to once again serve residents as supervisor.

He said he will use his business and township experience, teamwork approach, insight and common sense to continue to make Palmer Township a great place to live, work and play.

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