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Wortman announces candidacy for mayor

David Wortman has announced his candidacy for mayor of the City of Warren.

Wortman was born and raised in Warren and graduated from Warren Area High School in 1985. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1989 with a degree in chemistry as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served for nine years in the active force with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm and later with the Special Forces Regiment.

Wortman and his wife, Jennifer (Shea) Wortman, moved back to Warren in 1998 to raise their family. He began work at United Refining Company as a project manager and continued his military career as a National Guardsman. He completed his MBA from Penn State in 2002 and has continued to progress in his civilian career and is currently the vice president of supply and transportation at United.

Wortman recently retired as a Special Forces Colonel from the National Guard with over 30 years of service. Throughout these years he was deployed multiple times in critical leadership and command positions in support of National security objectives in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Wortman has been a leader in the community as well, serving a term on the Warren City Council and then serving a term on the Warren County School Board. Additionally, he has been active on numerous charitable and service organization boards of directors or trustees.

He has been very active throughout the years as his children have grown as both a coach and teacher. Spending many years coaching youth football, baseball and softball. He has been active as a Religious Education instructor and lector at St. Joseph Parish.

Most importantly, he and Jennifer are the parents of five wonderful children and they continue to be active in the lives of the community’s youth.

Wortman believes strongly in the Constitutional principles upon which this country was founded and is dedicated to preserving those principles in city government; personal freedom and responsibility, the rule of law and fiscally responsible limited government.

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