Bedford commissioner seeks re-election

Lang’s ‘passion is serving my community’

Bedford County Com­missioners Chairman Josh Lang has announced he is seeking re-election to his seat, describing his commissioner job as a “calling” and “way of life” into which he pours his heart and soul.

Lang said he knew he wanted to live a life of public service after serving in the military and witnessing the struggles veterans undergo.

“My passion is serving my community,” Lang said. “I hold my country and my county deeply in my heart. As a commissioner, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many organizations and individuals to help move Bedford County forward in our goals, in a positive direction.”

If re-elected, Lang said he will continue to try to be fiscally conservative and avoid raising the county’s taxes, attract young people to the area through economic and recreational development, continue to assist veterans, expand broadband and entrepreneurial opportunities and help reform the criminal justice system.

Lang said he has a military, business and technology background.

Before graduating from Shippens­burg University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he served in Afghanistan from 2006-07.

After graduating from college in 2013, he worked as a business analyst and a senior technical training specialist in the private sector while serving veterans in the nonprofit sector in various capacities.

The Bedford County na­tive was elected as county commissioner in No­vember 2015. Lang is hosting an official campaign announcement event at 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Olde Bedford Brew­ery, 109 Railroad St., Bedford.


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