Herb Moore

A Windber man who taught for 37 years at Shade-Central City School District has announced that he plans to seek the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Somerset County Board of Auditors in the 2019 municipal elections.

Herb Moore wrote in a letter received by The Tribune-Democrat Friday that he believes he “can be of value for the county government” because of his experience as a teacher of accounting and similar subjects, as an auditor for Shade-Central Education Association and as the treasurer for the Tri-County Baseball Umpire Association.

“If elected,” he wrote, “my concerns are to work hard to build and strengthen the relationships with other county offices and governmental units, and evaluate statutory compliance, which will ultimately better serve the citizens of the county.”

A graduate of the former Jenner-Boswell High School, Moore, 73, officiates local high school basketball and baseball games, and is a past or present member of numerous area sports, civic and professional organizations. 

He was a member of Windber Area School District’s board of directors for 11 years.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Carol, have four children and nine grandchildren.

Mark Pesto is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkPesto.