During the November 2nd, 2021, municipal election, Michael J. Betts received the most votes for the position of major of New Florence. Due to personal reasons Mr. Betts decided not to take the position. Edward Craft was the runner up during the election. The borough council voted to appoint Ed Craft as the New Florence Mayor at the January 3rd, 2021, biannual reorganization borough council meeting. Ed Craft took the Oath of Office and is now the mayor.
The Mayor of New Florence is Edward Craft. His term expires 5 January 2026.
Duties and Responsibilities
Pennsylvania state law defines what the duties and responsibilities of a borough mayor are. The specifics can be found in the Consolidated Statutes, Title 8, BOROUGHS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS. The document is available in HTML, PDF, or Microsoft Word formats. The duties of a borough mayor can be found in Chapter 10A. Mayor.
Borough Monthly Meetings
The mayor attends the borough council meetings which are held monthly on the third Tuesday at the borough building located at 119 Franklin Street in New Florence at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
Running for Office
The mayor is elected to a four year term. Individuals interested in running for office can contact the Westmoreland County Election Bureau at their Running for Office website. There are numerous links on the website to help you navigate the process. You can also contact them at (724) 830-1150.