York County, PA

2017 York County Candidates

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Shawn Mauck - Mayor, West York Borough, Incumbent

Shawn has lived most of his life in York County and is a graduate of the West York Area School District.

He currently works as an Auditor specializing in school audits for The Pennsylvania State Auditor General’s Office.

Shawn has served on West York Borough Council and has served as President of Council in 2008 and 2016. He has recently been appointed Mayor of West York. He was appointed after the Borough received National and international attention for the former Mayor’s hate filled Facebook posts.

Shawn is a proud father the three boys 17, and two identical twin sons age 4.

Mayor Mauck has worked to build a new Veterans Memorial Garden and help youth complete community service projects. Recently, he was the recipient of an award from the City of York Human Relations Commission for his work to make West York Borough more inclusive and more open to it'd very diverse population. Furthermore, Mayor Mauck never voted for a tax increase and was the architect of West York Borough’s first modern day tax decrease.

Maribel Burgos - York County Recorder of Deeds

Those that know me know that I am constantly volunteering.  You would also know that I love to express my civic rights and march or protest on things I believe to be wrong or unjust.  For many years, I have worked in the Office of Social Justice at the Riverside Church in NYC.  With that work my civic duties was fulfilled.  Since moving back to York I have been volunteering either for fun at the Strand Capital Performing Center and also with they YMCA Y-Achievers, making a difference in our youth lives by going on college tours and helping in their activities.

In response to concerns over current events, my desire to respond to civic duties and become politically active is at an all time high.  On Saturday, January 21,2017, I participated in the Women’s March in Washington DC on Saturday, January 21.  After the march my soul was still not settled.  Well now, I am putting my mouth where my march is and am running for public office as the York County Register of Deeds.

The first thing I want to do is to make sure that accuracy and efficiency are first and foremost in that office. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from York College and by December 2017 I will graduate from Penn State with a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration.  Those learned skills combined with professional and volunteer experience, along with my call to serve the public make this year the perfect time for me to seek an elected office.

Deborah Kalina - 
SYCSD School Board Director

My name is Deborah Kalina and I want to serve Southern York County School District as School Board Director.

I fell in love with SYCSD the day my son, Sam started kindergarten at Friendship Elementary School more than a decade ago. My husband Bill, my mom and I went to the school to watch Sam step into his new school life. The first person he saw was Principal Beth Koontz, who was greeting all of her students with smiles, hugs, high-fives, and uplifting words. She won my heart then and inspired me to be involved in a school that more than lived up to its name.

I joined the Parent Teach Organization, serving in various leadership roles including president. I am most proud of our PTO’s successful two-hour pledge to encourage parents to donate just two hours of time to a school activity during the year. Our campaign connected many parents unsure how to get involved with our school for the first time.

I have come to know many of students, parents, teachers, and administrators over the years. And, I’ve seen firsthand what a first class school district we have. I am a product of and an advocate for public education, and I want to serve SYCSD in a greater capacity to ensure the continued success of our schools. A member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Board for the past several years, running for school board is a natural progression in my community service.

Professionally, I've worked for nearly 30 years as a business writer, editor and communications specialist in the global jewelry industry. Studying journalism at New York University, I started my career as a local newspaper reporter covering education. You will find my byline under my maiden name, Deborah Yonick.

I want to bring a fresh perspective and skill set to the school board. Part of my background as a journalist is to research complex topics, ask important questions of key players, and find a fair and balanced assessment of an issue. I am eager to listen to the voters, and bring a strong, community-informed voice to the important decision making that impacts our children and schools, families and community.

Squarely focused on what is best for Southern York County School District, my guiding principle remains a commitment to support effective child-centered public education that is adequately and equitably funded.

I want to ensure that SYCSD keeps and attracts outstanding educators, like Beth Koontz, so that students like my son, Sam are excited to get off the school bus everyday to learn and achieve their personal best. I believe that our schools are our strength.

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