Kelley’s credentials are well documented

I am endorsing Altoona City councilman Bruce Kelley for Blair County commissioner because of his knowledge of balancing budgets while trying to keep his conservative stance in opposing tax increases.

Kelley realizes it will be important to keep taxes low while maintaining county services.

He has been working effectively for 14 years on city council to achieve fiscal stewardship.

Kelley understands 18 percent of our county residents are senior citizens. Most live on fixed incomes, so it is imperative to show financial responsibility.

I was proud to serve with him as mayor and have witnessed the revitalization of the downtown and other parts of Altoona.

As a county commissioner, he will be a watchdog over our tax dollars.

Join me in voting for Bruce Kelley on May 21.

William Schirf