Chair of the Dauphin County commissioners to retire

Republican Jeff Haste is stepping down two years before his term is up in Dauphin County to start a new business.

  • Julia Agos

(Harrisburg) – The longtime chair of one midstate county’s board of commissioners is retiring after nearly two decades of service.

Dauphin County Commissioners

Jeff Haste

Republican Jeff Haste is stepping down two years before his term is up in Dauphin County to start a new business.

In 2003, he was appointed to fill a vacancy the board and became chairman just a year later.

“It’s been the greatest honor to have served the people of Dauphin County as Commissioner,” he wrote in a letter to constituents. “Looking back, I am grateful for the opportunity to have served the capitol county and helped enhance our quality of life.”

Haste touts his work on the first-of-its-kind county infrastructure bank, along with limiting tax expansions.

He says he is proud of his work with the parks and recreation department – on things like music festivals, walking trails and cultural programs.

“I hope everybody starts to, as we come out of this pandemic, appreciate what we have, we have things here second to none. It is a great place to work, live, and play,” he said.

His last day is scheduled for Memorial Day — May 31st. The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas will name his successor, which by law must be a member of the same party.

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