As Commissioner, I will use my unique skills to create more effective teams of county employees and lead the county to a more prosperous future.

Mark Higgins lives in State College. He was elected Centre County Commissioner in 2015 and is running for re-election this year.

Higgins has worked for 30 years as a turnaround specialist in industry and, over that time, has saved and created hundreds of jobs at seven different businesses.

Higgins also volunteers time to mentor four Penn State student startups. Three of them have won local awards and two have also won national awards.


  • Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County,
    Workforce Development Committee
  • Graduate, Leadership Centre County

  • Volunteering

  • Cub Scouts - Committee Chair
  • Park District League - Boys Soccer Coach
  • State College Cycling - Vice President
  • Community Theatre - Crew Chief
  • 2014 campaign to pass the State High referendum.