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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Housing & Redevelopment Authority


Betsy Bowman and Bryan Hoffman and their staff are ready to serve you at 303 Chestnut St., Lebanon; phone 274-1401.


Since 1978 the Housing Authority operates Section 8 Housing administering a total of 300 units of rental assistance through a Certificate Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation programs.  This program allows eligible participants to live in a privately owned rental unit, with a portion of their monthly rent paid directly to the landlord by the Housing Authority using HUD dollars. 


The Housing Authority also conducts Employment Development and Hispanic Outreach Programs for Lebanon County from an office in Webster Manor.  The County's Medical Transportation Program for Public Assistance Medical Card holders is also operated from the Webster Manor Social Services office.

bulletIn addition, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority own or operate public housing projects as do **Community Homes of Lebanon Valley:
Brookside Apts., 12th & Mifflin Sts, Lebanon 100 units any age
Cedar Court, 500 Cedar Court, Lebanon 41 units 18 + head of household
Gloninger Meadows, 21st & Center Sts., Lebanon 25 units 18 + head of household
Highland Glenn, 20th & Penn Sts., Lebanon 96 units single, 62+
Interfaith Manor, 101 S Railroad St., Palmyra 100 units 62 or disabled
Lafayette St. Housing, Lafayette St., Lebanon 46 units 18+head of household
Lebanon Village, 201 Lebanon Village, Lebanon 200 units 18 or over
**Maple Terrace, 7th & Maple Sts., Lebanon 20 units 62 or disabled
MarketHouse Place, 6th & Willow Sts., Lebanon 40 units elderly & disabled
**Oak Terrace 22 units under construction
Palmview 41 units 62+ and/or 62+ disabled
**Poplar Terrace, 605 S 8th St., Lebanon 76 units 62 or disabled
Spruce Park, 9000 Spruce Park, Lebanon 150 town-houses 18+
Stevens Towers, 930 Willow St., Lebanon 100 units 62 or disabled
Towne House, 1111 Reinoehl St., Lebanon 100 units 62 or handicapped
**Tulpehocken Terrace, 101 W Richland Ave., Myerstown 46 units 62 or disabled
Walnut Manor, Fisher & Highland Sts., Jonestown 38 units family situations
Washington Court, Washington
Ave., Myerstown
30 units none
Washington Arms, 303 Chestnut St., Lebanon 60 units 62 or disabled
Webster Manor, Jonestown Rd. & Steckbeck St., Lebanon 100 units family situations
**Willow Terrace, 8th & Willow Sts., Lebanon 100 units 62 or disabled
Section 8 for elderly, 303 Chestnut St., Lebanon 21 certificates 62
Quittaphailla Commons, 301 W New St., Annville 22 units 62+