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Betsy Hower, John Joyce, Rep. Steve Bloom, Travis Schooley, Max Merrill, Bernie Washabaugh
ALL candidates say they are strongly Pro-Life, 2nd Amendment, supporters of Trump’s agenda and committed Christians. All say they support the Freedom Caucus and would abolish Obamacare. All claim to be Constitutional conservatives. Here are highlights.
Bedford County: Art Halvorson (Small businessman; Coast Guard veteran). Term limits for Congress; end corporate bailouts; wrote the strategic plan after 9/11.; foster parent.
John Eichelberger (Senator). 12 years representing half of the new 13th district; more experience at all levels of gov’t than any other candidate; defend religious liberty. Voted “Legislator of the Year” by the PA Defense Institute. Voting record: 100% rating by Americans for Prosperity; highest Senate rating by the American Conservative Union (96%). Rated most conservative senator by all organizations. Chair of the Pro-Life Caucus. NRA “A” rating.
John Joyce (Dermatologist). Veterans go to hospital of choice; extend permanent tax cuts to individuals; protect social security and Medicare.
Steve Bloom (State Representative; attorney). 8 years representing Cumberland County, part of the new 13th district; refused gov’t pension. Voting record: 109% rating by Americans for Prosperity, highest in the legislature; NRA “A” rating; Prime sponsor of bills that abolished death tax on family farms & small businesses; led the fight against 11 tax hikes; successfully lead the fight to end teacher layoffs being determined by seniority.
Ben Hornberger (Marine Corp veteran; age 23, minimum age for Congress is 25). More funding for volunteer firefighters, end school bullying, break union strangleholds of teachers, protect veterans. One of the top volunteers for Trump in PA. Joined fire company at age 13. We need younger people to move the country forward.
Doug Mastriano (military historian; published author; retired Army Colonel). Opposes career politicians; Army’s expert on Russia and NATO security in Europe; Eagle Scout; was professor at the U.S. Army War College; protect farmers who are being regulated out of business.
Travis Schooley (Municipal Planner and Chief Water/Sewer Specialist; Army veteran; businessman). Stood against power lines going through farmland—not afraid to take an unpopular stand; need better infrastructure; has infrastructure consulting and mapping business and 20 years commercial/residential experience; protect family farms; protect senior citizen’s rights; 11 years on Republican Committee. Fund infrastructure through selling bonds instead of borrowing through banks.
Bernie Washabaugh (Real estate developer). Has a world vision having been in 56 countries on 7 continents; builds hotels; organizational skills.
RUNNING FOR PA STATE COMMITTEE
There are six candidates for the 4-year term of State Committee, only two of which may be the same sex but the third must be the opposite sex. All candidates were provided with the same set of questions and the answers of those choosing to respond are as follows.
Virginia (Ginny) Martin. ACRC member 16 years, nearly all as precinct captain; ACRC Secretary 7 years, Assistant Secretary 1 year; State Committee 10 Years; worked on Picnic, South. Mt. Fair, Apple Harvest, Voter Registration, Finance Committees; County Chair for Toomey, Phone banking leader for several campaigns; headquarters manager in 2006; campaign manager for several local candidates
Martha O’Bryant; Debbie Shearer. No response.
Richard Mathews. ACRC member 3 years; ACRC Executive Director 2 years; Current ACRC Vice Chairman. ACRC Board and Finance Committee 3 years; Attended 4 State Committee events as proxy for Robert Jackson; circulated candidate petitions; worked the ACRC booth at events; worked the polls for candidates; worked the ACRC office for the 2016 election.
John Minton. Worked at the Adams County Trump HQs in 2016; worked the polls for primary & general elections in 2015, 2016 and 2017; Apple Festival 2017; South Mountain Fair in 2016 and 2017; stood on the line twice to combat organized leftist assaults on Congressman Scott Perry's office in Gettysburg in 2017; new ACRC member poll captain.
Trevor Taylor. No response.
PA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES
The names of candidates who have held office and thus have a voting record are underlined.
91st Legislative District:
Kurt Holland (teacher; Army veteran). Supports HB76; close “secret” accounts in the legislature.
Dan Moul (State Representative, 6th term; businessman). Started the Common Sense Caucus, now about 20 strong, aimed at accountability and transparency, regulatory reform, policies that target cost drivers, and solid academic programming that opens up all career options; building relationships is the key to getting things done such as obtaining quick approval of support services to complete a needed
LINK TO 193RD WGAL CANDIDATE DEBATE
193rd Legislative District (Will Tallman’s seat):
All candidates say they are Christians, pro-life and support the 2nd Amendment.
Three candidates support religious rights to follow conscience in business.
Barry (Vincent) Cockley (township supervisor, 7 years; businessman). Supports religious rights; laws should be constitutional; 27 years in health insurance business; 8 years Republican Committee, 3 years as precinct captain; supports EMTs, firefighters, police; constitutional government; volunteer YMCA coach with national titles in gymnastics. Voting record: cut property taxes 5 times (more than 85%) while balancing the budget; reduced sewer rates
Torren Ecker (attorney). Needs unity and fiscal responsibility; experienced in resolving conflict; protect our rights and keep government out of our lives; former legislative aid in Congress; business-based decisions; Republican Committee member (new); 32 years old.
Andrew Myers (works for CURE International). Defend family values, traditional marriage; money goes into Harrisburg but not back to the district; hopes to energize younger people to get involved; several missions trips, projects. 33 years old.
John Wardle (agriculture teacher, Cumberland County). Controlled government spending; EMT, firefighter
Our "Meet your Legislator's Breakfast"
Current County Commissioner Jim Martin
7 of the 8 Candidates running for the 13th Congressional District
PA Representative Steve Bloom PA Senator John Eichelberger Art Halvorson
Ben Hornberger Dr. John Joyce Doug Mastriano
Bernie Washabaugh Gettysburg Jr. ROTC Cadets "Posting the Colors"
Candidates for the 193rd District ( Will Tallman is retiring)
Barry Cockley Torren Ecker
PA STATE COMMITTEE CANDIDATE
Ginny Martin spoke on behalf of three candidates,
the 3m's running for the seats ...Ginny Martin, Richard Mathews
and John Minton.
Lt Gov. Candidate Peg Luksik plans to attend the may 3rd forum, and other invited candidates will be available as their plans are firmed up closer to the event date.
This venue is open to all the people of Adams County and it gives them an opportunity
to meet the persons who are seeking to be their next Congressman and House Representatives.
The PA Primary is set for May15th.”13th District Congressional Candidates Coming:
In the picture left toright Representative Dan Moul. Representative Rick Saccone, Senator Scott Wagner, Cindy Ayers, Paul Lalley, Judge Mary Murray, Betsy Hower Chair of the ACRC and Judge
Emil Giordano. Not pictured District Attorney Craig Stedman running for Superior Court.
July 15th Adams County Republican picnic!
The Adams County Republican Committee met at Oakside Park
in Biglerville for the traditional annual Summer picnic!
We had a wonderful picnic Saturday,beautiful weather, wonderful food and desserts,short speeches, great candidates made the event GREAT. Four of the seven candidates running for Judge in the November 2017election were present. Running and present for three of the four Superior Court positions open: District Attorney Craig Stedman from Lancaster County,Judge Emil Giordano from Northampton County, Judge Mary Murray fromAllegheny County. Running for one of the two positions for Commonwealth Court was Paul Lalley from Montgomery County.
Candidates present running in the 2018 Elections: York PA Senator Scott Wagner running for Governor.Running for senate on the Republican ticket Cindy Ayers from Gettysburgand PA Representative Rick Saccone from Elizabeth PA.
Supreme Court Justice Sallie Mundy Justice Mundy Chairman Betsy Hower and Judge
d the Gettysburg JR. ROTC Wade Kagarise
Richard Mathews. Betsy Hower and Virginia Martin at January State Committee Meeting
Petition To Congressman Perry to REPEAL AND REPLACE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT with more than 200 names!
We the citizens of the Keystone State of PA support the effort to REPEAL AND REPLACE the Affordable Care Act.
We support returning CHOICE to the American people. We acknowledge that improvements in the health care system
are needed but the ACA is not the answer; nor is a government run single payer system. Congressman Perry, even though we do not march in the streets, we are the silent majority and will support you in the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
More than 15,000 Americans came out in 20 degree weather!
Adams County December Christmas Gathering with gifts for our veterans!
One of Door to Door Teams!
One of Door to Door Teams!
Pictures from Our Reagan Roundup at
Artillery Ridge Campground in Gettysburg PA
Family FUN Day on May 21st de
Despite the pouring down rain we had a great time!
Gettysburg JR. ROTC being "coined"
By Sargent Lloyd after they presented the colors.
Then a great a GREAT family fun day was had by all!
Leggy demonstrating his bomb sniffing skills.
Leggy in protection mode.
Then corn horn tournament and Pinata for the kids.
Then an old fashioned picnic complete with Pudding cake for all!
Round UP Workers! Too much Fun!
Picture from PA State Committee in May
Before the Meeting where 14 Delegates at Large where chosen
and 14 Alternate Delegates at Large Chosen. 71 PA Delegates
going to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July
and one Alternate is from Adams County, thanks to the Republican voters
in the Fourth Congressional District!
MARCHING IN THE PARADE!
OUR STRAIGHT SHOOTERS! AT THE SKEET SHOOT!
Online Voter RegistrationRecently, Pennsylvania began online voter registration. Heading into a critical election cycle with important races in 2015 and 2016, it is important we register as many new Republicans as possible. To get someone you know registered to vote online, please use http://register.votespa.com.
GREAT picnic, GREAT weather, GREAT food and GREAT Candidates ...See Below!
Rep. Will Tallman, Congressman Perry and Commissioner Randy Phiel and Rep. Dan Moul
PA State wide Judge races: Judge Mike George running for Supreme Court Judge, Superior Judge Judy Olson running for Supreme Court, Paul Lalley running for Commonwealth Judge.
Rep Tallman, Shawn Wagner and Christy Simpson and Rep. Dan Moul.
Celebrating their 250th Anniversary !
Before the parade! With Corvair Convertible!
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN AT ACRC BIANNUAL CONVENTION
Pictured above are Chad Collie, Vice Chair and
Elizabeth Hower, Chairman both re-elected to their positions.
Pictures from our first Reagan Roundup!
TOO Much FUN!
at the roundup.............
Gettysburg Jr. ROTC to present the colors.........
Judge Mike George (running for PA Supreme Court Judge)
Christy Simpson( running for Common Pleas Judge)
Judge Emil Giordano (running for Superior Court Judge)
Leggy and Toko
Horseback rides for Kids
Adams County Young Conservatives ESSAY CONTEST
ONE OF WINNING ESSAYS BELOW by Daniel Spangler
Young Conservatives with the Congressman Perry
Why is Voting in a
Primary Election Important?
By Daniel Spangler
Do you know that voting is a very special
privilege for all of us in
The United States of America? Are you ready to use this privilege in May when the primary
elections come? The United States of America is the best country in the world because
every citizen eighteen and over can vote.
It doesn't matter who your
friends are, how much money you make or what
religion you are. You still
have the right to vote. Everyone has one
one vote, so we all are equal!
Every single vote sends a message that tells
candidates what you support and
what you believe. This is why it is
important to vote.
Even in a
primary election, your vote still matters because it tells what
you believe or what
changes you would like. The people who
are in your
local government offices make decisions that will effect
your life now and
in the future. You
can help make decisions about local schools, police and
fire departments, court systems and much more when you
vote in the
primary elections. Because this great country is a
republic and we have the
privilege of being able to choose a leader to best
represent us, it is important
to take the time to learn about the candidates, think about
who you will vote
for, and then go vote. This way we have a voice in current issues.
elections are important, local primaries are too because
these people still represent us and have decision- making
power. If you don't
take a stand for what you believe by voting, nothing may ever change.
addition, all politicians everywhere, watch to see what age group of
people votes the most.
Then they use that information to help them decide
what actions to take. For example, if most of the voters
were sixty years or
older, the politicians are going to listen to what is
important to them more
than a younger group with
less voters. This is a reason to
get your friends
to vote. Then you�ll have more people in your age group and
will be more likely to listen to you.
You have an opportunity to impact the future. You
do have a voice
with opinions that matter.
Don't stay quiet. Let your voice be heard and
vote in the primaries on May 19.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
A completely revamped version of the General Assembly's website was launched on November 5 to give
the public better access to a wide array of Legislative information, including bill text and history, vote in the
Senate and the House, committee meetings and votes, and much more.
The website is www.legis.state.pa.us
2013 Swearing In Ceremony Photos