Camille "Bud" George says, "This kind of job gave me more than money, it gave me a sense of what's important. This kind of job gave me a direct passion for people and how important some of the simplest things are for some made me realize that we're all entitled to the same things." When George first went to Harrisburg as a State Representative; he expected to be there for a couple of terms. He announced Friday he's finally calling it quits after 19 terms.
He's gotten letters thanking him for his service. One of his favorites praised his work protecting clean water in his district. He believes water is the most important thing we can do if we want to encourage businesses, build communities, and improve the construction industry. He's proudest that the people have accepted him as a people person.
He's grateful to represent the 74th district for 38 years, but he thinks it's time for someone else to take over. He says if whoever takes over is straightforward with the constituents, they will be the same.
He doesn't know how much he'll be able to do after his last term ends in November, but he's not ready to quit all together. He said, "I'm just going to continue to do the things that I think are right and I'm going to continue to thank That Guy up in the sky for giving me all the things he's given me and if he took me tomorrow morning I wouldn't felt like I missed a thing."
George was elected mayor of Houtzdale earlier this month. He plans to try and get the borough back in the black.