Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tamaqua Business Woman to Run for County Treasurer

Tamaqua, PA – Linda Gallo Marchalk announced today that she is running for Treasurer of Schuylkill County after consulting with incumbent Treasurer Jackie McGovern and learning of her retirement.

“I want to praise Jackie McGovern for the outstanding job she has done in her twenty years of distinguished service to Schuylkill County. I am excited by the opportunity to serve, and I believe my qualifications and strong coal region work values will serve me well as Treasurer,” said Linda Marchalk. “Both of my parents were hard-working people, and I credit much of my success to having had them as examples. I have worked very hard to get where I am today and, in fact, I am committed to working just as hard for the taxpayers of Schuylkill County as Treasurer.”

Marchalk is a life-long resident of Schuylkill County and resides in Barnesville with her husband, Gary D. Marchalk, who is a local attorney. She is a graduate of Blue Mountain High School and also earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Penn State University.

She has been the vice-president and managing principal in Northeast Pennsylvania Abstract Agency since 2005. As part of that position, she handles all of the management, accounting and administrative functions of that business and during the past year and has had sole responsibility for the oversight of over twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) which has been deposited into and disbursed from the firm’s escrow account.

In her free time, Marchalk serves on the Board of Directors of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and is currently Treasurer. Marchalk is also a member of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Marchalk devoted time to the Frackville Business and Professional Association and assisted with many events including Mardi Gras which proceeds benefited the Frackville Free Public Library.

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