People Above Politics

Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

   Jo Ellen is a 4-term Lebanon County Commissioner who was elected by her peers from across the state of Pennsylvania to serve as the 2012 president and 2013 chairman of the Board for the statewide commissioner's association.  Litz is about starting a conversation from public structures like roads and bridges, water and sewer, schools, and energy.  A sound infrastructure is the basis of a sound economy.  Litz believes we need these Economy Boosting Jobs to put money into the pockets of people so that they can buy homes, cars, and goods.  Litz supports a transportation plan to make our roads and bridges safe.  In this way, we will create good paying jobs, get people to these jobs, our goods to market, and children to schools. 

Jo Ellen serves as the chair of the MPO--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.  She is the Boots on the Ground for local government.

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If you demand open government and appreciate transparency, like the 24/7 access to YouTube videos of meetings..., drop me a note to receive email alerts.  Litz@mbcomp.com

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Please consider investing in my campaign for Governor.  As a TEAM, we can overcome Big Money, and make this a People Campaign.  Are you with me?

Each of us is at a different place in our life.  Some people can volunteer time.  Other people can provide financial support--$5, $50, or $500 a month.  Whatever your situation, your contribution of time and or money is gratefully appreciated.   

Your early and monthly donation will help Jo Ellen to get elected by printing literature, reserving media buys, ordering signs….  

Thank you for your help and support during this campaign.  Your unwavering commitment is the wind beneath my wings.

On election day, every vote matters.  You matter!  And I can't win this race without you.
 
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Thank you for your support and for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jo Ellen

People Above Politics

Team Litz:  Treasurer, Cathy Garrison

Honorary Chair:     Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and contributed greatly to PA politics; born in 1930, died November 12, 2008.

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Swatara Watershed Association

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Lebanon County Commission for Women

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Women's Democratic Club of Lebanon Valley

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Woman's Club of Lebanon

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Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz. 

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Qualified - Experienced - Informed

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Biography                    

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From a rural county in south-central PA

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A Remarkable Democrat & Leader

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An Active Community Volunteer

Recently, Lebanon held a countywide transportation summit Transportation/Lebanon County Moves - Transportation Summit Summary 2013.pdf

Register to Vote:
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Campaign/Voter Registration English.pdf

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Campaign/Voter Registration Spanish.pdf

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Governor/absentee_ballot.pdf

Thank you to organizations who take the time to send questionnaires.  Since this is grassroots, we respectfully ask that you find the answers to your questions below.  If a topic is not covered, no disrespect is meant.  I believe that focusing on economy  boosting jobs, water and sewer, schools, and energy will benefit everyone, no matter your race…or religion.

Team Litz Events: Litz@mbcomp.com for more details.

bullet3.29 Chili cookoff, Lancaster Underground
bullet5.3-4 Swatara Sojourn
bullet5.20 Primary Election

Issues:
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2nd Amendment Family Hunts put Food on the Table  2.28.14

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67-County Tour shows commitment and staminaLobbypalooza Primary Election Democratic Gubernatorial Forum 11 15 13

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Ag Land PreservationMcCracken PJ Burn at Penn Ag Democrats Farm show & Jo Ellen Litz Gubernatorial Candidate

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Announcement:  WGAL TV8 Interview:  Jo Ellen Litz discusses her announcement for PA Governor 7.2.2013

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Bi-PartisanshipCedar Crest Student Project Interview on Bipartisanship

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City Solar, Marcellus Shale:  PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 2013 City Solar, Marcellus Shale

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Cooling the Planet, Solar Energy PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 13 Cooling the Planet, Solar Energy

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Economy Boosting Jobs, Education West Chester Debate on Economy Boosting Jobs and Education 10.30.2013

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Emergency Management, Growing Up...:  Radio Roundtable 1/2 hour interview with Brad Christman on 60 radio stations statewide 12.21-22.13 http://www.pamatters.com/2013/12/20/radio-pa-roundtable-december-20-2013/

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Gambling... WHYY and the Phili Business Journal 2 4 2014

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Governor/Injustice 1.24.14.pdf

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Penn Ag Democrats Jo Ellen Litz addresses Penn Ag Democrats in State College 8.13.13

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PA Prosperity Built on Public Structures PA Prosperity is Built on Public Structures

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PA, A State of Chocolate--Thank a PA BusinessPennsylvania, a State of Chocolate

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Fueling Stations, Mass Transit PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 2013 Fueling Stations, Mass Transit

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Leadership: West Chester Debate on Leadership 10.30.2013

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Marcellus Shale: Marcellus Extraction Tax 2.28.14

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Medicaid West Chester Debate on Medicaid 10.30.2013

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Mercer County: NlyhKcF8wGE

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Minimum Wage: Increasing Minimum Wages 2.28.14

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Option to Eliminate Real Estate Taxes Carnegie Mellon U Gubernatorial Forum 1.26.14

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People Above Politics People Above Politics 2.8.14

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Prison Reform Reducing Prison Populations and Costs  2.28.14

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Public Schools Public Schools and Teachers 2.28.14

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Smart Talk with Scott Lamar on WITF starts @ 27minutes &30 seconds http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/2014/01/smart-talk-voter-id-ruling-democratic-candidate-for-governor-jo-ellen-litz.php

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Snub from the PA Assn of Justice 1.24.14

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Sustainability:  Sustainability Debate at Drexel University, Philadelphia 1.13.14

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Third Party Petitions:  3rd Party Petitions  2.8.14

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Transportation West Chester Debate on Transportation 10.30.2013

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Turnpike Sale: West Chester Debate on Privatization of the Turnpike 10.30.2013

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Vision Vision for Public Structures 2.8.14

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Women in GovernmentPA Federation of Democratic Women Honorees 2013

Jo Ellen's Blog: http://blogs.ldnews.com/peopleabovepolitics/2013/07/02/announcement-for-governor-of-pennsylvania/

Be the first person in your neck of Penns Woods to sport Litz for Governor apparel. https://ssl4.westserver.net/mlspe.com/litz4gov/products.php?catagory=Apparel+and+Accessories

People Above Politics

Jo Ellen Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

•             Local Government Experience – 4-term Democratic Lebanon County Commissioner currently serving as Chairman of the Board; 2012 president and 2013 Board Chair of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania; in 2012 was the Democratic party candidate for state senate (48th district). 

o             Helped to successfully and fairly negotiate about 30 union contracts with seven unions as a county commissioner.

o             Elected four times as a Lebanon County Commissioner, current Chair of the Board.   Also chairs both the Assessment and Election Boards.  

o             Elected statewide by commissioner peers as 2nd vp, 1st vp, then the president of CCAP.  Term as Board chair ended December 31, 2013.

o             Served during disasters like the Campbelltown Tornado and Tropical Storm Lee.  Developed a manual, which offers tips for emergencies and highlights fire companies and municipalities.  http://mail.lebanonema.org/CommResourceGuide.pdf

o             Chairs the Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO, providing experience prioritizing road and bridge projects. Lebanon County Moves - Transportation Summit Summary2013.pdf

•             Small Business Experience – Lebanon (Auto) Body Shop, saved company, provided good paying jobs.  Litz Company Commercial Rentals.

•             Conservation Experience – President Swatara Watershed Association.  Swatara Sojourn 25 years cleaning up a source of our drinking water.  Created a Water Trail.  Saved an historic cabin.  Made a private park public with fishable banks and a boat launch….

•             Party-Building Experience

o             83-84 Chair of the Lebanon County Democratic Committee.  Current vice-chair. 

o             Grassroots Committeeperson about 40 years. 

o             Hillary Delegate. Also, went to the last inauguration.

o             Active in Rotary, Lions, and numerous women’s organizations.

 

Family and Friends:  If something is important to you, it is probably important to other people too.  Feel free to share your view on issues.  Jo Ellen Litz

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People who know Jo Ellen know that she has worked around cars most of her adult life.  Therefore, she uses this analogy to ask for your help to make this the People’s Campaign for Governor:  I have been blessed to have a good car in my driveway (four terms as a county commissioner), and feel a passion in my heart to drive to the Capital for the people of Pennsylvania.  But it’s a long road, and one person can’t do it alone.  It will take a team effort.  If you can invest in my vision, please help to put gas in the car for the journey by sending a donation today and each month until the election. 

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With help from people who live in the community, Commissioner Litz presents 15 Books, Lists, &/or other documents she helped to create, write, edit, &/or publish.  For your enjoyment, also included are the Coleman Park Master Plan, & County Recreation & Tourism Maps.  Enjoy.

Books:

bulletEELS--An SWA Publication; a living history. Envisioning an Environmental Legacy for the Swatara,  parts of Lebanon, Dauphin, Schuylkill & Berks counties: http://users.mbcomp.com/swatara/Projects/EELS/32605-Swatara%20Book.pdf
bullet Community Resource Manual: put together after the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado. Fire companies, police stations, municipal buildings, what to say to your child after a disaster.... http://mail.lebanonema.org/CommResourceGuide.pdf
bulletMills and Bank Barns:  A Swatara Watershed Assn Publication Tourism/Mills and Bank Barns Book.pdf
Lists:
bullet7 Wonders: 7_wonders_of_lebanon_county.htm
bulletDutch Country Roads in Lebanon PA Tourism/Dutch County Roads in Lebanon County.pdf
bullet Eat Local: http://joellenlitz.com/Eat%20Local.pdf
bulletFarm Markets--Support our farmers:  Buy Fresh, Buy Local
bulletIce Cream Shops: Tourism/Ice Cream.pdf
bulletGhost Tour of Old Building Locations: Tourism/Ghost Tour of Lebanon County Buildings.pdf
bullet Lebanon Trivia: http://joellenlitz.com/trivia.htm
bullet Retail Wish List: http://joellenlitz.com/retail_wish_list.htm
bullet Shop Local: http://joellenlitz.com/shop_local.htm
bulletStained Glass Tour:  Tourism/Stained glass window tour.doc.pdf
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Other:
bullet 60-mile Swatara Water Trail and map: http://users.mbcomp.com/swatara/Projects/Swatara%20Water%20Trail.pdf
bulletColeman Park Master Plan: Tourism/Coleman_Memorial_Park_MSP_DRAFT.pdf
bulletCounty Recreation Map: Tourism/Recreation Map.pdf
bulletCounty Tourism Map:  Tourism/Tourism Map.pdf
bullet County Commissioners of Lebanon, Political History: http://joellenlitz.com/political_history.htm
bulletLebanon County Courthouse on PCN. Created during our Bicentennial. http://www.pacounties.org/MediaCenter/Pages/LebanonCountyCourthouse.aspx
bullet Women's History: http://lebcounty.org/Womens_Commission/Pages/Womens_History.aspx

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