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.


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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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Lebanon County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities

Mission Statement

To assure the availability of quality mental health and mental retardation services in Lebanon County, which are effectively managed and responsive to a changing health care environment, and which meet the clinical and support needs of persons with mental disabilities and their families in ways which are least restrictive and least disruptive to the lives of the person and the family and which enable the person and the family to function at the highest possible level and to live as independently as possible in the community.

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Contact DIRECTOR KEVIN SHRUM and his staff at 220 E Lehman St., Lebanon or call 274-3415.   Over the past two years, MHMR has served an annual total of ,576 consumers in FY 97/98, and 2,181 consumers in FY 98/99.

Crisis Intervention, located at the Good Samaritan Hospital, is contracted to   handle emergency aid.

bulletBeginning with the new budget year, at the request of the Lebanon County Mental Health Volunteer Support Initiative headed by Dr. John Biever, a Compeer mentoring program for deinstitutionalized mentally ill adults will help alleviate the isolation and anxiety faced after being released from a state institution.  Compeer could also save Lebanon County the cost of sending people back to institutions when they fail to make it living on their own.
bulletVolunteers will undergo a four hour training program on how to support patients, befriending them and helping them "feel at home in their community."
bulletStudies show Compeer-paired patients are rehospitalized a third less often than those without similar support.


Depression Support Group


First & Third Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, Meets at Lebanon family Health Services, 1 Cumberland St., Second Floor


Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 10 AM, meets at Moravian Church, 10th and Spring Streets, Lebanon

Panic Disorder Support Group


Third Wednesday of each month 6:30 PM meets at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 600 S. 12th St., Lebanon

Suicide Survivors Support Group


Call the MHA office, 273-5781 for information.




A membership organization for persons with a serious mental illness, their families, friends and professionals.  Call toll-free in Pa  1-800-223-0500.  In Lebanon call: Sylvia Shoup 838-5350; Robert Kline 273-8464; or Crisis at 274-3363.  Meetings held the last Tuesday evening of the month, 7:30pm, Good Samaritan Hospital, 4th & Walnut Sts., Classroom 3, Lebanon  PA  17042.