Doug McLinko is chairman of the Bradford County Board of Commissioners. During his four terms as a Commissioner, he has cut taxes, eliminated debt, and reduced the size of county government. Prior to serving as a County Commissioner, Doug ran several successful businesses and served as a two-term Wysox Township supervisor. When Doug was chairman of the board of supervisors, Wysox Township was one of the lowest taxed municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania.
Doug successfully positioned Bradford County to be a leader in domestic natural gas production. He worked with the energy industry and local governments to ensure jobs and investments were not harmed by unnecessary regulations. It is no coincidence Bradford County is the most drilled on county in the vast Marcellus Shale formation.
Aside from creating jobs, domestic energy drilling in Bradford County has created hundreds of millions of dollars in wealth. Farmers have improved their property and purchased new equipment, entrepreneurs have expanded their businesses, and seniors have put a fresh coat of paint on their homes. While Harrisburg has worked relentlessly to create more taxes, Doug has been on the front lines of fighting against the job and wealth destroying severance tax.
One of Doug’s most important leadership roles is serving as chairman of the local Salvation Army Service Unit. He knows that faith and charity, not government programs, keep our communities strong. Doug also proudly serves as President of the Wysox Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Wysox Planning Commission, Wysox Municipal Authority, Independent Order of the Odd Fellows, and the Masonic Lodge, Rome PA.
Doug is the proud father of four children, Anthony, Bradlee, Marisha, and Ashley, and a proud grandfather to several grandchildren.