Dear Resident of South Fayette Township:

Anne BeckMy name is Anne Friday Beck and I am running for South Fayette Township Tax Collector. I have been a resident of South Fayette since 2000 and my family and I love this community.

I grew up in Upper St. Clair. My father was an allergist and my mom cared for me and my six brothers and sisters. I graduated from Upper St. Clair High School. In 1991, I graduated from Bucknell University with an English and German degree. Then I attended The Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.Anne and Phil

Following law school, I served as the law clerk for The Honorable Robert K. Young, a Common Pleas Court Judge in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In 1995, I returned to Pittsburgh to continue my law career. From 1995 to 2002, I became an experienced insurance defense trial lawyer. This gave me the opportunity to sharpen my management and advocacy skills. I learned to pay attention to detail and to organize complex information.

My husband, Phil, and I relocated to South Fayette from Mt. Lebanon when our first child was four months old. Just before our second child was born, I decided to be a stay-at-home mom.

Anne and Phil with kidsToday I have three children attending South Fayette schools. Margot is in seventh grade, Heidi is in fourth grade and Conrad is in first grade. By staying focused and organized at home, I am able to serve as an arbitrator in civil cases in Allegheny County and occasionally provide legal counsel to friends and family. I also enjoy serving as a cantor at Holy Child, my home parish in Bridgeville.

Now that my children are school age, I am ready for a new challenge.

As Tax Collector, I will work to make tax collection as organized and seamless as possible. To that end, I will be available, professionally courteous, accurate and accountable.

I recognize that dealing with taxpayers’ funds is a great responsibility. I will work hard to earn your respect. As your Tax Collector, I will ensure that the tax collection office exemplifies efficiency, transparency and financial accountability.

I look forward to meeting with South Fayette residents and discussing my plan to serve you as Tax Collector.


Anne Friday Beck