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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Litz Co Commercial Rentals, 1.386 acre Property Available with established Rt 422 access & curb cuts.  Out of the flood plain.  Shovel ready with public water, sewer, electricity, gas & cable.  Zoned C2 General Commercial in N Lebanon Twp.  Another fast growing municipality, N Cornwall Twp is across Route 422.  Drone tour of subject site:


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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.


Volunteer  today  Jo Ellen Litz


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.

Jo Ellen Litz Campaign Video

Swatara Watershed Association 


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American Business Women's Association

Lebanon County Commission for Women


Woman's Club of Lebanon


Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz. 

There are a lot of great things to do in Lebanon County! 


bulletCanoe the Swattie is held the first Saturday in May.
bulletVisit the Lebanon County Historical Society on Cumberland St., Lebanon.
bulletVisit the Lebanon Community Theater dramas, comedies, and musicals featuring local talent. 
bulletEnjoy the Mount Gretna Arts Show and the Lebanon Valley College Spring Arts Festival.   
bulletVisit Union Canal Days and their Annual Spielfest.
bulletHike Governor Dick
bulletSwim, play tennis or miniature golf, or picnic at Coleman Memorial Park
bulletMonument Park, Lehman St. in the City of Lebanon
bulletVisit  Levitz Park, Grantville.
bulletJonestown Borough has periodic community events.
bulletHarrisburg Area Community College and Lebanon Valley College have ongoing events. 
bulletFriends of Old Annville hold an Annual Historic Old Annville Day un June.
bulletCornwall Iron Furnace is administered by the PA Historical & Museum Commission.
bulletLebanon Valley Exposition Center 2120 Cornwall Road, Lebanon holds numerous events, from the local 4H fair to quilt auctions and gem shows.  Tourist Promotion Agency
bulletFarm Markets
Frey's Farm Market (717)272-8447

1875 Colebrook Rd., Lebanon PA  17042

  Market on south side of road, and nursery on north side of road.

Gray's Apple Ridge Orchard
144 Greble Road, Jonestown, PA 17038
Contact Person: David Gray  (717) 865-3997
Monday through Saturay: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Sunday: 1PM - 7:00 pm 
Season: Second Saturday of September  - Closed Mid December 
Horning's Roadside Market (717)866-7193

Route 501 south of Myerstown PA

Honey Bear Orchard  (717)867-4611

North Annville Township

Howard's Farm Fresh Produce (717)926-0927

Annville Township

Lebanon Valley Livestock Exchange (717)865-2881

Fredericksburg PA

Lebanon Farmers Market

Contact S. Clyde Weaver, Inc. (717)272-9227

Year round, Thursday 9AM-6PM; Friday 9AM-7PM, and Saturday 7AM-2PM.

Palmyra Producers Only Farmers Market

325 South Railroad St., Palmyra, PA 17078

Contact Tom Maurer (717)867-2874


8AM-noon May 21 through October 29 rain or shine.

Reistville Produce Auction

Route 501 north of Schaefferstown

Risser-Marvel Farm Market
2425 Horseshoe Pike, Annville, PA 17003
Contact Person: MIKE MARVEL (717) 838-1438
Monday through Friday: 9:00 - 7:00 
Saturday: 9:00 - 5:00 
Season: MAY 1ST  - DECEMBER 24TH 
Seyfert's Orchard (717)272-2966

1050 Mt. Zion Rd., Lebanon PA

Sycamore Spring Orchard
2501 Heilmandale Road, Jonestown, PA 17038
Contact: Linda Johnson (717) 867-4389
Monday, Friday and Saturday: 9 - 5 
Tuesday through Thursday: 9 - 7 
Season: Open all year.  - Open all year
Good Karma Produce
104 Dohner St, Lebanon, PA 17042
Contact: Melissa Doxtater (717)383-9099


Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday June through October.

Heagy's Produce 

4010 Oak Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact Person: Jennifer Heagy  (717) 867-1057
Open Monday through Saturday 8AM - 5PM


Landisdale Farm

838 Ono Road, Jonestown, PA 17038

Contact Daniel Landis (717) 865-6220

 April  - November--Organic produce (in season) Grass-fed Beef and organic raw milk cheese year round 


1045 Pinegrove Road, Fredericksburg, PA 17026  

Contact Les Whitmoyer (717) 865-2245

Red Gate Farm Goat Dairy 
231 School House Rd., Palmyra, PA 17078
Contact Person: Rick Goss,  (717) 838-4610
Season:  All hours- Help yourself
Exceptions: First Timers should call first for instructions


R&J Free-Range Poultry 

725 Schaeffer Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact Richard L. and Jeanne Horst (717)949-2469


Open Monday through Saturday 8AM-4PM

Season:  Free Range Broilers Spring to Late Summer

Free-Range Brown Eggs Free Range Turkeys during Thanksgiving and Christmas  


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