Candidate for Lower Paxton Township Supervisor
"Transformational & Social Change Agent"
VOTE NOVEMBER 2
I am Alex Rajis, a candidate for the office of Lower Paxton Township Supervisor. I have been a resident of the township for over 14 years. I am married with adult children who graduated from Central Dauphin High School. I arrived here more than 44 years ago as an immigrant to further my education and achieve the American dream starting from a humble beginning as a laborer, dishwasher, and in factories while attending college. I am also a survivor of an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group in Nigeria, particularly of the Igbo people in what was known then as the Eastern Region but now South-East and South-South of Nigeria (Remembering Nigeria's Biafra war that many prefer to forget). I am not a privileged person by any account; I have been working hard all my life and giving back to my community and society. I am answering a call to continue serving my community, this time to serve as your township supervisor. A township supervisor helps formulate township policies and supervise their enactment. Municipal races determine issues that directly impact our lives on a day-to-day basis; for this reason, I want to serve to protect our common interest and transform our community.
I founded and managed an architectural and engineering consulting firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after serving both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development. I also taught graduate courses in project management at the Harrisburg University of Science & Technology as a Corporate Faculty. I have over 35 years of experience managing and directing architectural and engineering projects both in the private and public sectors. I have consulted overseas, primarily in Southeast Asia and Africa, where I represented governments and private companies in leading their daily operational strategies and providing policy guidance to ensure the execution of various program objectives.
I received my Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Urban and Regional Planning from Federal Auchi Polytechnic, Nigeria; Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Architectural/Engineering Technology from Remington College, Tampa, Florida; Architecture from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, Wayne, Pennsylvania; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in project management from Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. I am also a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) candidate (Class of 2021) concentrating in project management at Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
On March 1, 2021, I turned in my petition to contest for Lower Paxton Township Supervisor in Dauphin County of Pennsylvania. When elected, I intend to apply just and equitable governance principles by implementing fiscal policies to mitigate excessive spending and taxation, promote strong and sustainable growth and reduce the cost of services and tax levitations that results from inadequate contract procurements. Most importantly, I will ensure equal representation of all stakeholders in the township. I will safeguard the environment through responsible policies that take the conservation of natural resources and the protection of ecosystems into account to support our community's health and well-being.
On Property Tax
What is on my mind today and every day is how to reduce the burden of taxes on the residents of lower Paxton township. When elected, I intend to stop overreliance on property taxes to fund local services that create and reinforce socioeconomic inequities and skews incentives to produce less housing and more sprawl. I am of the opinion that States should assume a larger share of local school budgets, increase incentives for shared services, and encourage cities, towns, and villages to diversify their sources of revenue with income taxes or more innovative property tax structures. As a township resident, if you are not aware, you should know that high property taxes are the result of several factors: choices of local officials and voters for types of services they want, inefficient service delivery that stems in part from a large number of small municipalities and school districts, and for many municipalities, the dearth of other revenue-source options.
Prudent Fiscal Policy
Sensible economic policy is not only a name change but also a shift in economic policies and orientation. In brief, sensible (neutral) economic policies can be summarized in four aspects: (1) controlling deficits, (2) adjusting structure, (3) advancing reforms, and (4) increasing revenue while curbing expenditures. I will explain each of these measures in my follow-up post regarding sensible economic change badly needed in Lower Paxton Township to curb unnecessary expenditures.
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Voters Guide: 2021 General Election:
Voters across the state will head to the polls on November 2 to vote for a slew of local offices, ranging from county court judges to township supervisors to school board members. PennLive invited candidates in contested races in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry, and northern York counties to participate in the guide. Search for Alex Rajis to read more about his bio.
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