People Above Politics

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

   Jo Ellen is a 5-term Lebanon County Commissioner who is the Boots on the Ground for local government implementing programs to Protect Children, Serve Families, Secure Justice, Manage Emergencies, and Safeguard Elections.  In short, Commissioner Litz Safeguards the Public Trust.

Whether it was the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado, Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, Jonas 30" Snowstorm 2016 , or the Summer Storm of 2018,

I've been here for you.

Litz 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 served as the chair of the MPO (2012-15)--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration. 

Keep Litz doing the People's Business.


As We Ignite our Generation 2015 - Duration- 3 minutes, 59 seconds


County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz speaks to voters- Duration- 78 seconds


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Invest in my campaign for commissioner.  As a TEAM, we can overcome Big Money, and make this a People's 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/or 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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Jo Ellen Litz

People Above Politics

Qualified Experienced Informed

From a rural county in south-central PA

A Remarkable Democrat & Leader

A Tireless Public Servant who brings a working knowledge of local government to the table. 

A Successful Business Woman

An Active Community Volunteer



Born and raised in Lebanon County, a small rural community in south-central Pennsylvania;


Married 44 years


Two Grown Children, two grandchildren


Jo Ellen is a Remarkable Democrat & Leader having served the Lebanon County Democratic Committee as a committeeperson for 40 years, their chair in 1983-84 when she also served on State Committee, and currently as the County vice-chair.  She was honored as a Democrat of the Year.


Jo Ellen has Run and Won.  She is a Tireless Public Servant who brings a working knowledge of local government to the table.  Elected 4 times as a Lebanon County Commissioner serving (96-99)(04-14)-- Completed both basic and advanced training at the Academy for Excellence in County Government.  She sits jointly with other commissioners on the Assessment, Election, Emergency Management Agency for disasters, Metropolitan Planning Organization LEBCO MPO responsible for transportation planning,  Prison and Cedar Haven boards.  In addition, she served as liaison to the Ag Extension Agency, Children and Youth, Geographic Information Systems, Lebanon Transit Authority, Economic Development Corporation, Housing and Redevelopment Authority,  Management Information Systems, Planning, South Central Local Elected Officials,  United Way, and Commission for Women Jo Ellen served in leadership roles as the County Commissioner's Association of PA (CCAP) 2012 president, and 2013 Chairman of the Board.


Also served as a Board member & liaison for the Chamber of Commerce, Conservation Districtthe State Farmland Preservation Board;  Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation,   Drug & Alcohol Commission, MHMR, Resource Conservation & Development District, & Renova Center boards.


A Successful Business Woman, Jo Ellen owned and operated Lebanon Body Shop through 2000; currently operates Litz Co. (commercial rentals); a Notary and tax service; and is a former substitute teacher.


An Active Community Volunteer, Jo Ellen serves as President of the Swatara Watershed Association


Member  Fairland BIC, Annville


Current Associations &/or Boards:   American Business Women,  Center of Lebanon Association, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Old Annville, Friends of the Union Canal, League of Women Voters, Lebanon County Democratic Committee, Lebanon County Historical Society, Lebanon Woman's Club, PA Farm Bureau, Lions, Rotary,  CCAP's Energy Environment and Land Use Committee where she was appointed to the Low Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee; and Storage Tank Advisory Committee, and Women's Democratic Club of Lebanon Valley. 

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