Jim Oswald, a lifetime resident of Lower Alsace Township, is running in the November election as the REPUBLICAN candidate for PENNSYLVANIA STATE REPRESENTATIVE. Jim’s decision comes after years of experience serving his country and community.
“In my many years as a municipal official, I have always been of the belief that I was elected to do what was best for the majority of the residents and community. If you enter politics with a personal agenda, or to be self-serving, then you have no business being in politics.” ~ Jim Oswald
Jim plans to follow this philosophy on a larger scale as State Representative, serving constituents throughout Legislative District 126. His main priorities are eliminating school property tax, assuring state educational funds are distributed in a fair and equitable manner, repairing roads without an increase in fuel tax, improving the way we fund volunteer fire companies and EMS squads, and protecting our 2nd amendment rights.
RIGHT TIME. RIGHT CHOICE.
EDUCATION: Mount Penn High School; U.S. Navy
MILITARY: Retired from the U.S. Navy Seabees after 20 years of service.
RESIDENCE: Lifelong resident of Lower Alsace Township
FAMILY: Tammy Oswald, Wife; Emily Oswald, Daughter
OCCUPATION: Self Employed, Owner of Eagle Auto Radiator for 6 years
Jim has been a resident of Lower Alsace Township for all of his life. He attended school K- 12 in the Antietam School District graduating in 1981. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy Reserves Seabees, retiring in 2003 at the rank of Construction Mechanic 1st Class. He and his high school sweetheart, Tammy have been married for 34 years. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Emily.
Jim began working at Eagle Auto Radiator in January 1984, and learned the trade over the next 28 years. Now, as owner of the company, he has taken the business to new levels by expanding it’s visibility and increasing their scope of work.
In his spare time Jim enjoys motor racing with his family. During the the warmer months, Jim and Tammy can be found on weekends racing their cars or watching their daughter Emily competing in the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Series, including the Duryea and Pagoda hillclimbs held right here in Reading.
DEDICATED, PROVEN LEADERSHIP.
MUNICIPAL SERVICE: Lower Alsace Township Supervisor
APPOINTED MEMBER: Central Berks Police Commission
VOLUNTEER: Mount Penn and Lower Alsace Fire Companies, Keystone Blood Bank
Jim has held the office of Supervisor of Lower Alsace for 14 years, the last 12 as Chairman. He ran for the position for many reasons, but his main objective in municipal service has always been to help residents with their problems and to make the Antietam Valley Community a better place to live.
During his years as Supervisor, Jim has worked with County and State Governments to acquire funding for multiple projects, bringing a savings of over $1,000,000 to Lower Alsace residents. To date, the accomplishments he is most proud of are: the purchase of Antietam Lake; the initiation of the Township’s first recycling program; and securing funding for the purchase of a Kubota UTV for Lower Alsace Fire Co and monies to repave the parking lot of Lower Alsace Ambulance. Jim is also a member of the Central Berks Regional Police Commission, serving in that capacity for 12 years.
Jim has volunteered with the Mount Penn Fire Company, and currently as an EMT with the Lower Alsace Ambulance Association. He has held positions as Lieutenant, Captain, Chief Engineer, President, Relief Treasurer and Assistant Director of Operations. He is also a 30 gallon blood donor with the Keystone Blood Bank.
LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Jim would be pleased to hear from you.
Please reach out to me with questions or for more information at [email protected].
Please consider making a contribution to my campaign. Personal checks* can be made payable to:
“Friends of James Oswald” and sent to 47 Old Friedensburg Road, Reading, PA 19606.
Thank you in advance for your encouragement and support.
* Please note: Personal checks only, please!