JORDAN TOWNSHIP - Democrat Janice "Jan" R. Stutts, 66, of Hebe, has announced her candidacy for Line Mountain School Board.

Stutts has been retired for 13 years following a career in public health and agriculture-related fields.

Born in Harrisburg, she graduated from Susquehanna Township schools in 1964. She has earned a number of degrees through the years, including one in medical technology from Franklin School of Science and Arts, Philadelphia, in 1968; an associate's degree in math and sciences from West Chester Community College in 1985, and a bachelor's degree in public health and safety administration from Empire State College in 1989.

In her career, Stutts worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, various laboratories, the medical examiner's office in Valhalla, N.Y., and elsewhere. She cites work experience in business management, personnel, supervision and training, public and human relations and sales.

She spent some 30 years of her adult life in New York state before returning to central Pennsylvania after retirement.

Stutts is now involved in tree re-mediation through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and gives animals refuge in times of need.

She is also a Democratic committeewoman in Northumberland County.