David Bolton was first elected via a write-in campaign in 2011 for a two-year term made available due to a vacancy on the seven-member Borough Council. He won re-election in 2013 to a four-year term, with four people vying for three positions. He completed his 6 years of service in December, 2017, when he was elected to the office of State Constable for McSherrystown.
"Scotty" has been very active in his civil duties since being first elected. He has served on the Hanover Regional Economic Development Committee as McSherrystown's municipal delegate since its inception his first year on Council. He was the Sewer Committee Chair his first two years, overseeing the commencement of the Borough's Sewer Upgrades, until he was reassigned in 2013 as the chair of the Civil Service Committee. This committee helped to hire several new full and part time officers for the borough the past few years. He also chaired the Highways Committee.
Attending Adams County Boroughs Association (ACBA) meetings since his first month on the job, Bolton was asked to run for and won the seat of Vice-President of the organization in his second year, which he has maintained since. He was also asked to form and chair the new Legislative Committee for the ACBA, which has produced seven pieces of legislation over four years, most of which have been adopted by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) as objectives in their Municipal Policy Statements. The Medicinal Cannabis Resolution quickly gained groundswell support by municipalities in Adams County and across the state, and lent support to PA Senate Bill 3 to legalize this much-needed and highly effective medicine here in Pennsylvania.
Bolton also serves as one of three ACBA voting representatives to the Adams
County Transportation Planning Organization and as the organization's Vice-
Chair. He has also served as McSherrystown's and Adams County's voting
delegate to the PSAB General Assembly. He is also a member of the PSAB
Board of Directors, and has served on the following committees: Executive,
Finance, Strategic Action, Resolutions and Policy. He has also been appointed
as the PA Boroughs' Representative to the PA Governor's Council on Rural
Development Board of Directors.
In addition to his service, Mr. Bolton has also taken every opportunity
to expand his knowledge and understanding of the political process, having
attended many courses and seminars in Municipal Procedures, Leadership
and Municipal Law offered by the PSAB. He has completed courses equivalent
to 22 Municipal Legal Education credits. Now a Certified Borough Official, he received the Anthony J. Defilippi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Affairs at the PSAB Annual Conference in 2017, as well as the Ronald J. Harris Service Award from the Adams County Boroughs Association. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and, most recently, graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), scoring in the 98th percentile nationally on his capstone.
I am excited to tell you that I am officially declaring my candidacy for a position on the Board of Commissioners for Adams County in the 2019 race. As you know, I have served Adams County in many capacities over several years being involved in local government:
Abbottstown Borough: Municipal Administrator, Secretary/Treasurer, Open Records Officer
McSherrystown Borough: State Constable, Borough Councilor for six years, chairing Highways, Sewer, Civil Service Commission.
Hanover Regional Economic Development Committee: Founding member (5 years)
Adams County Boroughs Association: Vice-President, Legislative Committee Chair
Adams County Transportation Planning Organization: Vice-Chair
Adams County Republican Committee: McSherrystown, Ward 2
Adams County Council of Governments: Legislative and Collaboration Committees
Adams County Coordinating Committee: Chair
Community Media of South Central PA: Board of Directors
PA State Association of Boroughs: Board of Directors, Resolution & Policy Committee, County and Borough Voting Delegate
(Former Committees: Executive, Finance, Strategic Action, Nominating)
Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Council on Rural Affairs: Board of Directors
I am honored to have been recognized by my peers for my efforts:
PSAB Certified Borough Official: 2016
DCED Certified Municipal Administrator: 2017
PSAB DeFillipi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Affairs: 2017
ACBA Ronald J. Harris Service Award: 2017
Bachelor of Science in Business Management: 2017
Master of Business Administration: 2018
Most importantly, I have a proven track record of a true Fiscal Conservative. During my tenure on Borough Council, I am proud to declare that I have *Never* voted for a tax increase! It is the government’s knee jerk response to increase taxes at the first sight of a deficit. It is my belief that government could easily avoid financial issues by eliminating waste and operating within their means. As a council member and an administrator, I have worked to present plans that save taxpayer money instead of taking the easy path of increased taxes.
My candidacy has already generated a great deal of attention, as you can see on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DavidWBolton.org, or our website www.DavidWBolton.org. We have a large team already assembled, but there is plenty of room for YOU!
We are running on a four-legged platform to Make Adams County Great Again. Specifically:
1. Fiscal Conservativism
2. Governmental Transparency
3. Organizational Excellence
4. Leadership Accessibility
We intend to run a lean and fiscally conservative campaign; however, this will not be an easy race. We need as much help as we can get, so we are asking you for your support.
Over the years, I have worked hard to gain the education and experience necessary to serve. Many of my current involvements directly relate to the office of Commissioner. Now, I hope to bring this knowledge and skill to the Adams County Courthouse and serve YOU as Adams County Commissioner. Please consider joining our team, talking to your family, friends and neighbors, and donating your time and money to the cause and help us Make Adams County Great Again! Thank you. Talk soon. db