Cranberry Township Supervisor
Taleb Talaat is a Pennsylvania-born 34 year resident of Cranberry Township. He is a graduate of Alfred University in New York State with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Art in Design. Taleb has worked in as an engineer for over 40 years, is now semi-retired, and in a position to give back to the community that he has called home for nearly 35 years.
"I married and raised my family in Cranberry Township. My children went to Seneca Valley and then on to Penn State and Pitt. I started and ran my engineering business in Cranberry Township for the past 27 years. I bought my first home in Cranberry Township and along with my wife of 25 years, I purchased land and developed it here. My business experience has given me a healthy understanding of budgets and taxes. My engineering experience has given me a deep understanding of construction and facility maintenance as well as useful life extension."
"My family has stayed in Cranberry Township for the stability, above average schools, and vibrant atmosphere created by the mix of rural, commercial, and residential areas. I want to be part of the team that helps to keep Cranberry Township as an ideal area to settle and raise a family, find a job, start a business, and provide for that family in a safe and secure environment. There are opportunities for improvement and enhancement and I want to be part of the team that helps guide the community through that continuous improvement process."
Taleb's priorities are safety and security, cost saving for government services, property tax control, code review, storm water management, and community balance between rural, residential, and commercial.
Cranberry Township Auditor
Bill Schroeder is President of the Transportation and Shipping Segment within Constellation Software. His experience in supply chain technologies includes enterprise systems, architecture, design thinking, and Agile methods for R&D. Prior to ProShip, Bill spent 23 years in logistics technology with the USPS and then FedEx Express, FDX Corp and FedEx Supply Chain, where he focused on innovation and optimization of technology processes, customer solutions and global renewal programs. As a USAF Veteran he is passionate about Veterans and the programs that assist our men and women when they return.
Bill and his wife Anita live in Cranberry Township with their four children. She is an active organizer in the homeschool community and operates their AirBNB business.
Jackson Township Constable
Ben Breedlove is the Purchasing Manager at Keystone Profiles, a specialty steel mill in Beaver Falls. He has been in the steel industry since 2014 and has lived in western Pennsylvania since 2007. Ben earned his B.S. in Business Economics and his MBA from Penn State. He has been passionate about free market economics since his studies in college.
Ben lives near Zelienople with his wife, two sons, and dog. He is an active member of his community serving on the Board of his neighborhood HOA. Ben likes to spend free time with his family or outside on the golf course.
Karns City School Board
Morgen Mogus is a graduate of Clarion University with a Major in Business Management, a Minor in Economics, and is a proud Karns City Alumni graduating with the Class of 2019.
"Karns City has a special place in my heart, I've made a lot of fantastic memories there, and I was very distraught to see all of those potential memories be stripped away from the graduating class that immediately followed mine in 2020 and just barely got off the chopping block for the Class of 2021. All I could think was "God, that was almost my class." I want to do everything I can to prevent something like that from ever happening again for future classes, even if I am the lone "No" vote."
Morgen wants to ensure classes, departments, and extracurriculars are optimally funded to mitigate diminishing returns, cut wasteful spending to decrease taxes while upholding quality, push back on any proposed COVID mandates and lockdown policies, make sure teachers are paid well and have the flexibility, freedom, and resources they need to effectively teach their disciplines, ensure the development projects at Chicora Elementary do not become a 'tax money black hole', improve how life skills such as filing taxes and opening a business are taught in the curriculum, and foster community relationships with the school to create a cycle of continual improvement and economic development.
Slippery Rock Township Auditor
Dan Sherman is Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at RBC Wealth Management in Sewickley, PA. He is a Certified Financial Planner and Financial Advisor to individuals throughout the country. Dan has spent 26 years in the investment business, starting his career with Legg Mason in Butler, which later became Morgan Stanley. He has also been with RBC Wealth Management for 5 years. As a U.S. Navy Veteran, he is passionate about Veterans, as well as the fiscal responsibility of the government.
Dan was born and raised in Butler, PA. After serving in the Navy, he went onto receive his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Robert Morris University. Dan lives in Slippery Rock Township with his two daughters. He is an active member in the community, helping elderly neighbors with their lawn care needs, volunteers with Make A Wish in Pittsburgh, and is an avid boater on Lake Erie.