KULPMONT - Bernard P. Novakoski is seeking the office of mayor of Kulpmont.

Novakoski is a son of the late Bernard L. Novakoski and Theresa (Procopio) Novakoski, of Kulpmont. He is a 1963 graduate of Kulpmont High School.

He has been married to the former Patricia Kopchak, of Atlas, for 40 years, and is the father of two children, Lisa, of Alexandria, Va., and Bernard "BJ," of Kulpmont.

He is a retired carpenter with 50 years in the trade, having been a foreman for more than 25 years.

Novakoski is a member of Holy Angels Church and serves on the church building committee. He is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of East End Fire Company, West End Fire Company and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Kulpmont. He is a charter member of the Kulpmont Sportsman's Association and one of the original organizers of the Young Democrats of Northumberland County.

Novakoski's hope is to bring leadership and organization to the office of mayor when elected.