CAMPAIGN 2017: Hood running for sixth term as mayor
Indiana Mayor George E. Hood is seeking re-election to a sixth four-year term in the May 16 Democratic primary election.
A lifelong resident of Indiana Borough, Hood attended the Indiana public schools and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
Hood retired in 1991 after 40 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He is a 70-year member of Calvary Presbyterian Church and has been involved in and with numerous civic service and fraternal organizations.
He has served as president of Horace Mann PTA, the Indiana Jaycees and was Cubmaster and committee member for Pack/Troop 29 of the Boy Scouts of America. Hood is a member of the YMCA and has served on the board of directors.
He is a former office holder of the Indiana Grange and the Indiana chapter of the Order of DeMolay. He served as chairman of the Indiana County Blood Program for the American Red Cross and was commissioner of the A&I softball league.
Recently he was appointed to the legislative committee and board of directors of the Pennsylvania Municipal League of Cities, of which Indiana Borough is a member.
Hood, of South Ninth Street, said he has enjoyed the past five terms as mayor with the 2016 bicentennial year being especially rewarding. He said he is looking forward to the opportunity to continue serving Indiana Borough as the mayor.
“True, much has been accomplished through efforts of a dedicated and concerned council, and there is still more to do that I wish to be a part of the future growth and progress of Indiana Borough,” he said.