Garver wants to ease burden on Landis residents, businesses

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015

LANDIS — Thomas “Tommy” Garver says he’s seeking a seat on the town’s Board of Aldermen to try to ease the burden on those who live and work in Landis.

“I am very concerned about the extremely high costs of electricity, water and sewer for all Landis residents and businesses,” Garver wrote in a filing statement. “I cannot promise that I can change that, but I do promise that I will explore every possible way to reduce costs.”

Garver is one of four candidates for two seats up for election on the town board this year. Incumbents Tony Hilton and Roger Safrit have filed for re-election. Seth Moore is also running as a challenger.

Even with two seats available, three of them could end up serving. Landis aldermen serve four-year terms, and current board member Dennis Brown is running for mayor. If he wins, someone would have to serve out the remainder of his current term, which expires in 2017.

Garver, 75, retired as a vice president after a career in sales. He attended public schools and Rowan Tech. He is active in church and a member of Gideons International.

Married for 56 years, Garver and his wife have two children and two grandchildren.

He has not previously held elected office.