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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Lebanon County Commission for Women


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Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz. 

Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation

(717)274-3180 or fax (717)274-1367

600 S 5th Ave., PO Box 52, Lebanon PA  17042

Susan Eberly and her staff are ready to assist businesses in Lebanon County. 

State Investments in Economic Development in Lebanon County (through 2005)

Whether you are looking for assistance in the areas of site selection, financing, research, job training, technical services, or a variety of other business needs, contact LVEDC for more information and receive your FREE business information package on the Lebanon Valley.

Financing Options Available

bulletPennsylvania Industrial Development Authority:  (PIDA) Long term, low-interest loans for land and building costs to manufacturing, industrial, agricultural processing, and research and development firms and businesses establishing national or regional headquarters.  Up to 40% of eligible project costs, with a maximum of $1 million of fixed interest rates from 3.75% to 6.75%.
bulletPCLF:  Utilized by small businesses (fewer than 100 employees), loans up to $200,000 at 5%.  Finances land, buildings, machinery and equipment and working capital.
bulletSBA-504:  A great source for long-term, fixed rate, asset based financing for a small business with an after tax profit of less than $2 million.  The maximum loan is $750,000.
bulletTax Exempt Bonds:  Loans up to $10 million at rates below prime for up to 30 years on real estate, buildings and equipment.  Manufacturers only.
bulletTaxable Bonds:  Used for any business at any amount, at rates below prime for up to 30 years.  Finances land, buildings, machinery, equipment and working capital.

Additionally, the LVEDC provides access to:

bulletTechnical information research
bulletCoordination with government services
bulletSite selection tours
bulletBuilding lease assistance
bulletWorkforce training and skill development
bulletTechnology assistance
bulletIndustrial efficiency and engineering assistance
bulletTechnology transfer opportunities
bulletBusiness plan review/assistance
bulletStrategic marketing assistance and recommendations
bulletDefense conversion financing and program aid
bulletEnvironmental site remediation funding
bulletInfrastructure development financing
bulletCorporate joint venture and strategic alliances
bulletOverseas market development, and environmental permits

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