Thursday, January 23, 2020

Christy Joy Announces Candidacy for the 125th District

On Thursday afternoon, Christy Joy officially announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania's 125th.
"Today, after considerable encouragement from many people in our community and deliberation with my family, I am announcing my candidacy as a Republican for Representative for the 125th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives." said Joy.

This week, current seat holder, Representative Mike Tobash announced he will not be seeking re-election when his term ends in 2020.

"I want to commend Representative Mike Tobash for his many years of outstanding service to our District and especially for his support and the close relationship we have fostered during his tenure. It is my intent to continue his fine work for the people of our District while bringing my background and governmental experience to the position."  added Joy.

Joy, who has served as the Schuylkill County Controller since 2012, is a certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

In a statement from Joy, he stated:

I was the first County Controller to issue financial statements compliant with governmental accounting standards. I also published Friendly Understandable Financial Statements to meet my goal of enhanced transparency to the public. I saved the County money by eliminating outside contracts for auditing services and conducting those audits internally. I was instrumental in decreasing County pension expenses by moving to lower cost, but equally efficient plan managers. I worked with the County Commissioners and Row Officers to increase fiscal efficiency and accountability and made sure that everyone pays their fair share to the County. 

Perhaps most significantly, I held elected officials accountable for fraud and corruption by working with the FBI, Department of Justice and State and local law enforcement resulting in prosecutions and recovery of County funds. I was recognized by my Controller colleagues statewide by being elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of County Controllers, having also served several years on the Executive Board."

"I believe it is now time to continue my public service and bring my extensive background and experience to State government for the benefit of the people of the 125th Legislative District. I will continue to deliver prompt and courteous constituent services to the community. Moreover, I believe I am uniquely qualified to be instrumental in bringing transparency and accountability to State government. As Representative, I will focus on budgetary and property tax reform, vocational education, economic development and reduction of blight, with the needs of the 125th always in the forefront.

I am a life-long resident of our community where my wife, Heather, and I have raised our family. I am sensitive to our community’s needs and requirements and will work tirelessly to address those needs in Harrisburg and at home. I thank all of those who have placed their confidence in me in the past and I ask you to support me in the future towards my goal to serve you as State Representative.