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


Campaign/Rail Trail Map Postcard.pdf

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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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Human Services 2015 Directory

bullet "No Wrong Door"-2016 Lebanon County Resource Guide

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Public Officials Directory prepared by LC Planning Department



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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. 





ICE--In Case of Emergency

bulletEnter contacts such as ICE-Mom, ICE-Work...with appropriate numbers into your cell phone.
bulletUse ICE-Med for a contact with details about existing medical conditions.
bulletAll ICE contacts will appear together in your cell phone directory.
bulletA space in front of ICE will put all ICE numbers at the beginning of your directory.
bulletTell in advance those you choose as ICE contacts.
bulletUse your ICE entries routinely, to keep numbers current and correct.
bulletAt least one ICE contact should be an out-of-town number.
bulletCarry and "Emergency Card" in your wallet as a back-up.
bulletJen & Dave's Law
bulletSexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center, PO BOX 836, Lebanon  17042.   Call (717)272-5308.
bulletSexually Violent offenders--Megan's Law
bulletNeighborhood Watch Groups:  Please send your updated information to appear here:wpe10.jpg (33052 bytes)    
AREA Contact Person Phone Number
Gretna Springs Ervin Lohbauer 272-4017
Jonestown/Swatara Dorothy Eberly 865-4448
Quentin Larry Leeper 273-4858
Mt Gretna Bob & Betsy Brown 964-3274
North Londonderry Walley Cudlip 838-8088
Heidelberg Bertha Ginder 949-7118
West Cornwall Carl Reddinger 272-9946
Cornwall Boro Al Tribioli 273-4485
Campmeeting Diane Bretz 964-3529
South Londonderry Floss Russell 964-3619

Emergency Management Agency.  When disaster strikes, Lebanon County is prepared.  We plan for it.  We have training and skills to handle difficult and unexpected times.  When you need us, we're here because it's our job to be ready.  Lebanon County, working for you in ways you'll never imagine.

bulletWhat you can do--be prepared.  Ask yourself what you would need if the electric were off for a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks.  Would you need an alternate heat source in January, extra blankets, candles & matches, bottled water, canned food, a flash light, portable radio, extra batteries, and possibly a generator?  Discuss your situation with family and friends, and decide what's best for you.  Be sure to make alternate arrangements for your elderly relatives too.  
bulletFire Companies: For information on PA firemen call 1-800-FireLine.  At last count, in Lebanon County there were 44 fire companies.  Your local fire company depends on contributions and volunteers from the community.  For more information, contact the fire department nearest you.  wpe6.jpg (23655 bytes)
bulletUpdates welcome.
Bellgrove, RD3 Box 485, Annville  17003
Bunker Hill, 330 S Lancaster St., Lebanon  17042
Camp Strause, RD1, Fredericksburg  17026
Campbelltown, PO BOX 64, Campbelltown  17010
Chemical, 728 Walnut St., Lebanon  17042
Citizens, 1220 King St., Avon, Lebanon  17042
Cleona, 136 W Walnut St., Cleona  17042
Cornwall, PO BOX 66, Cornwall  17016
Ebenezer, 442 Ebenezer Rd., Lebanon 17046  273-2361
Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville  17003
Fredericksburg, 112 S Pine Grove St., Fredericksburg  17026
Friendship, 610 S Second St., Lebanon  17042
Glenn Lebanon, 1711 Grace Ave., Lebanon  17042
Good Will, 909 Mifflin St., Lebanon  17046
Goodwill, #1, 155 W Main St., Myerstown  17067
Green Point, RD2 BOX 4364, Jonestown  17038
Hebron, 701 E Walnut St., Lebanon  17042
Hook & Ladder, PO BOX 677, Lebanon  17042
Independent, 712 Maple St., Lebanon  17046
Keystone Hook & Ladder, 25 S Railroad St., Myerstown  17067
Kutztown, PO BOX 191, Myerstown  17067
Lawn, PO BOX 12, Lawn  17041
Lebanon, Dept of Public Safety, Lebanon  17042
Liberty #3, PO BOX 202, Lebanon  17042
Lickdale, RD1 BOX 1846, Jonestown PA  17038
Mt Zion, RD6 BOX 510, Lebanon  17046
Mt Gretna, PO BOX 177, Mt Gretna  17064
Neptune #1, 20 E Main St., Richland  17087
Neversink, 1912 Center St., Lebanon  17042
Newmanstown, 12-14 E Main St., Newmanstown  17073
Ono, PO BOX 22, Ono  17077
Palmyra, 21 N College St., Palmyra  17078
Perseverance, 107 S King St., Jonestown  17038
Perseverance Engine 17, 700 S 8th St., Lebanon  17042
Prescott, 300 Prescott Rd., Lebanon  17042
Quentin, PO BOX 16, Quentin  17083
Rescue Hose #4, 400 Lehman St., Lebanon  17046
Rural Security, 7th & Reinoehl Sts., Lebanon  17046
Schaefferstown, Schaefferstown  17088
Speedwell, 22nd & Church Sts., Lebanon  17042
Union Hose, Engine 16, 700 S 8th St., Lebanon  17042
Union Hose, 31 N Railroad St., Annville PA  17003  867-4971
Union Water Works, 2875 Water Works Way, Annville  17003
Washington, 5th Ave., & E Lehman St., Lebanon  17046
Weavertown, 1528 Suzy St., Lebanon  17046  228-2827

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The PA Fire Services Institute is located at 223 State St., Harrisburg PA  17101, or Email