Founding member of the York 912 Patriots to run for state House

A founding member of the York 912 Patriots announced Sunday that she is running for the state House seat currently held by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township.

Elizabeth Roberts of Dover Township described herself in a news release as a political activist, as well as “a former service member and military wife, the mother of two sons, both serving in the United States Navy, and a proud grandmother.”

The news release criticized the Pennsylvania General Assembly for not passing property tax reform, passing “a massive tax increase to fund infrastructure projects.” The release also said the state has no feasible way to fund the “looming pension crisis.”

Grove was one of the lawmakers who voted in favor of the major transportation spending plan in November.

The full release, after the jump:

York, PA-January 3, 2014-Elizabeth Roberts, resident of Dover Township announces today that she is running for State Representative in the 196thlegislative district.

 After redistricting, the 196th will include West Manchester Township precincts 2 – 5, Dover Township, Jackson Township, North Codorus Township and Paradise Township as well as the boroughs of Dover, Spring Grove and New Salem.

 After another year passed with no property tax reform, a massive tax increase to fund infrastructure projects with the looming pension crisis on the horizon and no feasible plan to fund it, Elizabeth has decided she can no longer stand on the sidelines, and trust that the Republican Party will work to free Pennsylvania from the shackles of taxation and regulation. “York’s Republican Party insiders have had a monopoly on York’s representation for too long. How many years of broken promises and flagrant disregard for the principles the party claims to espouse do the voters tolerate before removing these career politicians from office?” Elizabeth asks.

 Elizabeth refuses to accept the unconstitutional pension that lawmakers have illegally provided for themselves. She believes not in reducing the amount of representation in the legislature, rather reducing the taxpayer funded perks, legislative staffs and time the General Assembly meets. Elizabeth believes school property taxes to be the most egregious of all taxes, and nothing less than their elimination will suffice. She believes eliminating this onerous tax will be the first step to creating a more business friendly climate in the Commonwealth. Elizabeth also believes in union reform, and believes taxpayers should never be threatened with interrupted public services if union demands are not met. Elizabeth will work to make Pennsylvania a Right to Work state. As a legislator, she will fight against federal intervention in state affairs and work to nullify federal laws which violate the constitutional rights and protections of our citizens.

 Elizabeth has worked as a political activist to educate York’s citizens about the implications of legislation, the voting records of York’s representatives, and to expose the failure of the Republican Party to uphold its principles. Elizabeth is a founding member of the York 912 Patriots, a former service member and military wife, the mother of two sons, both serving in the United States Navy, and a proud grandmother.

Visit www.electbeth2014.com  to learn more.

 

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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