A well-known Republican and Gettysburg businesswoman announced her bid Friday morning to become Adams County’s next controller. Tammy Myers, of Littlestown, would like to replace incumbent Controller John S. Phillips when he retires at the end of December.
Some 50 Adams County Republicans and business leaders gathered at the Dobbin House on Steinwehr Avenue to laud Myers and cheer her announcement. She will run in the May Primary election for her party’s nomination, with hopes to take office in January 2024.
“I have the skill set,” she told her supporters Friday morning. “I’ve established community goodwill and trust, and I would likely integrate nicely with the culture at the courthouse, and more specifically with the team in the controller’s office.”
The 55-year-old Myers has run businesses in Gettysburg the past 30 years, and has served on the board of Destination Gettysburg, where she currently is the Director of Partnerships. She graduated from Littlestown High School in 1985, then earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Millersville University.
Locally, she was general manager of the American Civil War (Wax) Museum, in Gettysburg, which she converted to Gettysburg Heritage Center in 2014. She also was a founding member of Steinwehr Avenue Business (Neighborhood) Improvement District. Dobbin House owner Jackie White noted Friday morning Myers helped found the Steinwehr organization in response to anticipated effects of the then-new visitor center at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
In turn, White noted, the organization garnered about $8 million to enhance the park-adjacent tourism business district.
Other dignitaries speaking for Myers at the Friday morning breakfast were Phillips; State Representative Dan Moul, R-91, and Destination Gettysburg President and CEO Karl Pietrzak.
“Government and business are two different beasts,” Phillips remarked. “But the principles are timeless and know no boundaries, and Tammy Myers delivers on each and every one of them.”
The Pennsylvania Primary Election is slated for May 16, with the General Election following November 7. County-level candidates will include all three County Commissioners, Controller, Prothonotary, and Register and Recorder. Also up for election will be numerous municipal officials. Residents should check with their municipal office for a complete list of available positions.