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2021 primary election: Sweeney announces candidacy for Nesquehoning tax collector

Karen Sweeney is excited to announce her candidacy for Nesquehoning tax collector. Sweeney is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 18 primary.

In 2018, Sweeney married Robert Sweeney and made the easy decision to relocate from Oviedo, Florida, to beautiful Nesquehoning, where her husband, Robert, has lived and worked for KME most of his adult life. Sweeney has one son, Samari, who is a member of the U.S. Navy, and he resides in Florida with his wife, Courtney.

Sweeney is a graduate of Florida State University and has over 30 years of business management, leadership and work experience as a public servant.

Sweeney said, “My father spent over 20 years of his life serving our country in the United States Navy, and he and my mother instilled those same ethics and values in me.” Dedicating my life as a public servant has been an easy and rewarding decision.

She said bringing her experiences to this position will allow her to be an agent for change in the tax collector’s office. She plans to bring new, innovative ideas, leverage technology, optimize services and accessibility, actively engage with the residents and will conduct business in an ethical and transparent manner, to continue to inspire public confidence.

Throughout her career, Sweeney has proven to be a dependable, ethical, hardworking and honest individual. In her position before moving to Nesquehoning, Sweeney worked to save the Clerk of Courts office over $500,000 in operations costs. She actively assisted in managing budgets in upward of $400 million and collections of $100 million.

Sweeney is a fiscally responsible individual who looks out for the taxpayers and will continue to do so for the residents of Nesquehoning.

I do bring 30 years of leadership, diversity, determination and a strong work ethic, along with a strong commitment to my community. I respectfully ask when you go to the polls in May, you vote for me, Karen Sweeney, for Nesquehoning tax collector.