Chris Exarchos (Ex-ar-kos) has a passion for public service and for effective affordable government. His diverse background as a businessman, scientist, elected official, husband, father, and grandfather makes him an ideal candidate for County Commissioner.
Chris is a businessman: Chris and his wife, Diane, founded and operated a successful small business for 29 years (The Victorian Manor Restaurant). As a small businessman, Chris understands the impact of government regulations and taxation. He knows what it takes to encourage economic development and a business-friendly environment. Chris has worked with staff, elected officials and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) to encourage economic development.
Chris is a scientist: His formal education includes a Ph.D. in geochemistry from Penn State. As a scientist, he understands complex environmental issues and the importance of protecting our environment.
Chris is a proven leader and public servant: Involved in public service for over 35 years, Chris has served on numerous authorities, boards and commissions. He served on the College Township Council for eight years, two of them as Chairman. He also served for four years as Chairman of the Centre County Board of Commissioners. During his tenure, Chris guided Centre County through five major capital projects without raising your taxes.
Chris is a husband, father and grandfather: Parents to two sons, Chris and his wife, Diane, live in the historic village of Lemont. Chris enjoys hunting, fishing and relaxing at the family farm in Marion Township.