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

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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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bullet, the Chief County Detective Daniel Wright and his staff are located in Room 11 of the Municipal Building, 400 S 8th St., Lebanon PA.  Phone 274-8094, extension 2360.
bulletCoordinate Sobriety Checkpoints and COPS in SHOPS program.
bulletA police officer is the most conspicuous representative of government, and to the majority of the people he is a symbol of stability and authority upon whom they can rely.   An officer's conduct is closely scrutinized, and when his actions are found to be excessive, unwarranted, or unjustified, they are criticized far more severely than comparable conduct of persons in other walks of life.  Since the conduct of an officer, on or off duty, may reflect directly upon the department, officers must at all times conduct themselves in a manner which does not bring dishonor or disgrace to this agency.  Regardless of the urgency of a situation presented no member shall preclude respect to other persons--discourtesy under any circumstances is indefensible.  The practice of courtesy by an officer is not a manifestation of weakness; it is on the contrary, entirely consistent with the firmness and impartiality that characterizes a professional police officer.
bulletNo person has a constitutional right to violate the law; nor may any person be deprived of his constitutional rights merely because he is suspected of having committed a crime.   The task of determining the constitutionality of a statute lies within a court of proper jurisdiction, not with an officer who seeks to properly enforce the law as it exists.  Therefore, an officer may enforce any federal, state, or locate statute which is valid on its face without fear of abrogating the constitutional rights of the person violating that statute.  An officer who lawfully acts within the scope of his authority does not deprive persons of their civil liberties.  He may within the scope of his investigations, make an arrest on probable cause.  However, when an officer exceeds his authority by unreasonable conduct, he violates the sanctity of the law which he is sworn to uphold.
bulletThe law demands that the integrity of its law enforcement officers be above reproach, and the dishonesty of a single officer may impair public confidence and cast suspicion upon the entire department.  Succumbing to even minor temptation can be the genesis of the malignancy which may ultimately destroy an individual's effectiveness and may contribute to the corruption of countless others.  An officer must scrupulously avoid any conduct which might compromise the integrity of himself, his fellow officers, or the Department.
bulletIn the performance of his duty to serve society, an officer is often called upon to make difficult decisions.  He must exercise discretion in situations where his rights and liabilities and those of the Department hinge upon his conduct and judgement.  An officer's decisions are not easily made and occasionally they involve a choice which may cause him hardship or discomfort.  An officer must be faithful to his oath of office, the principles of professional police service, and the objectives of the Department, and in the discharge of his duty he must not allow personal motives to govern his decisions and conduct.