The Republican Primary for County Commissioner is now a three-way race.

The Republican Primary for County Commissioner is now a three-way race.

Ed Langendoerfer announced Friday that he will run as a GOP candidate for Wayne County Commissioner, pledging limited government and a crackdown on wasteful spending.

“I will work for the tax payers and will oppose any and all state mandates that will burden the tax payers of Wayne County,” he said.

Langendoerfer said he wants to ensure fiscal discipline and encourage growth through job creation and sound economic development.

He also pledges to be proactive in eliminating wasteful spending and will strive for more limited government.

Langendoerfer served in the military upon graduating from Honesdale High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science from East Stroudsburg University. He worked with Wayne Memorial Hospital where he was instrumental in starting the in-school walking program and the wellness program assisting people with challenging health conditions.

He also served on Honesdale Borough Council, but resigned as council president in the summer of 2010. He lives with his wife, Teri, and three children. He is the owner of a tree removal and excavating business.

With Langendoerfer in the race, three Republicans will do political battle for two seats. Current Commissioner Brian Smith will seek a second term, and current Honesdale Mayor Jonathan Fritz announced his intention to run.