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2021 primary election: Smalley runs for tax collector position in East Penn Township

Sherry A. Smalley announced she is seeking the Republican Party nomination for East Penn tax collector post in the May 18 primary election.

A lifelong resident of the Lehighton area, Smalley wants to serve the residents of East Penn Township and plans to update customer service with technology by offering email and telephone communication.

Smalley is a graduate of Lehighton Area High School. She also served four years in the United States Air Force. She has earned an associate degree in general studies from Lehigh Carbon Community College and has taken courses in Microsoft software. If elected, she plans to continue her education by attending the Pennsylvania Tax Collectors Association Convention and becoming a certified tax collector.

Smalley has a variety of work experience in customer service and billing to help her run the tax office. She was employed at the former Laneco as a cashier, scanning coordinator and courtesy desk clerk. She has helped her mother at the Rainbow’s End gift and candy shop in Jim Thorpe for more than 20 years. She is currently employed at PenTeleData as a billing clerk.

She is married to Michael Smalley and has two adult daughters, Kacie and Samantha. While they were in high school, she was a parent volunteer of the Lehighton Area Band Boosters Association from 2009 through 2018, of which she was president for six years.

In her free time, Smalley enjoys reading and crocheting. She also loves animals and has adopted rescue pets, two dogs and a cat.