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Former police chief runs for school board

David Young is running for the Republican nomination for the Region II seat on the Montoursville Area School Board.

Region II includes Fairfield and Upper Fairfield townships.

Young retired in 2016 from the State Police after serving 26 years and holding the rank of Captain, Troop F, Montoursville.

“As the Captain of Troop F, I was in charge of over 275 sworn Troopers, as well as 25 civilian employees. My coverage area included eight stations spanning nine counties in the Central Region of Pennsylvania” Young said, according to a news release. “As the Captain of Troop F I was responsible for each stations budgets, manpower allocations, scheduling, and overall performance of those under my command. Additionally, during my career I sat on the Youth Aid Commission, Lycoming County Camp Cadet Board, Lycoming County Chiefs of Police Association, North Central Counter Terrorism Task Force, Critical Incident Survival School-School Violence Program, and a wide variety of law enforcement and management related courses/training.

Young then assumed the role of Williamsport Chief of Police until January 2019.

“My primary responsibilities included the Departments yearly budget, Williamsport Welcomes the World Parade coordination, Major League Baseball Classic, and oversight of all aspects relating to criminal/traffic patterns within the City,” Young said.

Young said his decision to run for the school board stems from current social environment which directly relates to children attending in person schooling.

“As a result of the pandemic and the restrictions placed on children forcing virtual learning, I believe this has negatively impacted the children’s education and social interaction with others,” Young said, according to the news release. “Furthermore, all students should be afforded the experience of social interactions with their friends, and most importantly the teachers they learn from and look up to.”

Young has been married to his wife Karen for 30 years. They have two children who both graduated from the Montoursville Area School District and two grandchildren who both attend the Montoursville Area School District.

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