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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Left Picture:  Current Board of Bill Ames, Bob Phillips, and Jo Ellen Litz along with Chief Administrator Jamie Wolgemuth.

Middle Picture:  Previous Board of Larry Stohler, Bill Carpenter, and Jo Ellen Litz along with staff at Governor Dick.

Right Picture:  Along with sitting Commissioner Litz, past Commissioners serving with former Chief Clerk Don Rhine are (l to r) Harry Fisher, Phil Feather, Ed Arnold, Bill Carpenter, Tom Behney, Rose Marie Swanger, Jo Ellen Litz, and Dan Kreider.  Past County Commissioner John Anspach is deceased. 


The Lebanon County Commissioners are dedicated to providing public service to the community to protect, restore and improve the quality of life in Lebanon County.   Functioning as a unit of government, the County Commissioners and their associated agencies commit themselves to the leadership and service required in pursuing activities beneficial to the County of Lebanon.


You are welcome to attend commissioner's meetings:   each Thursday in room 207 of the Municipal Building, Lebanon, beginning at 9:30AM and continuing until all business is transacted.  If a holiday falls on Thursday, the meeting is held the preceding Wednesday. 


The third Wednesday of each month at the Lebanon County Home (Cedar Haven) beginning at 10:30AM and continuing until all business is transacted.


The Commissioners meet on all other Wednesdays, beginning at 9:30AM in Room 207 of the Municipal Building and from time to time thereafter during the day until the close of business at 4:30PM for the purpose of work sessions dealing with County Government functions.


Individuals, committees or groups wishing to meet with the Board of Commissioners are requested to call the office (274-2801 ext. 2202) prior to the date of the meeting to arrange for an appointment.


Meetings arranged by appointment will be given priority to avoid unnecessary delay.

Current Commissioners are:

bulletBill Carpenter, chairman - R
bulletLarry Stohler, vice-chair - R
bulletJo Ellen Litz, secretary - D

The law requires that there is a member of the minority party.

The Commissioner's powers include enacting and enforcing ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets, making appropriations, levying taxes, incurring debt and directing the administration of county government.

bulletChief Clerk is Jamie Wogelmuth.
bulletSolicitor is Adrienne Snelling.

Kathy and Brenda are also ready to assist you.

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