Mark W. Stromelo, 20 N. School St., Nesquehoning, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Nesquehoning Borough Council. He is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in the May 17 Primary Election.

Stromelo, 51, is currently serving as president of the council and chairman of the Streets and Sanitation departments. He is also active on the Budget/Finance, Recreation and Public Safety committees.

The candidate is a lifelong resident of Nesquehoning and has been active with various organizations. He is a life member of Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1 (35 years), having served as president and assistant chief. He also volunteered with the Nesquehoning Ambulance Corps for many years.

He had been a coach for the Panther Valley Knee-Hi Football Organization and the Nesquehoning Little League Baseball program while his son was involved in the programs.

Stromelo is a member of the Nesquehoning Democratic Club.

He has been employed by the Kovatch Corporation, Nesquehoning, for the past 24 years and currently holds the position of service manager for Kovatch Ford. He has also held several other management positions within the organization through the years.

Stromelo is married to the former Cindy White for the past 17 years. They have one son, Zachary, 15.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, walking and watching home improvement shows.

The candidate is a 1977 graduate of Panther Valley High School.

He and his family are members of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, and worship at St John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.

Stromelo is a son of Veronica (Schasney) Stromelo of Nesquehoning and the late John Stromelo.

Stromelo enjoys serving the needs of the Nesquehoning residents and looks forward to bettering the community.