Personal Primary Endorsement: 92nd district, Pennsylvania general assembly.
This year, the people of the 92nd district (which includes South Middleton Township and Mount Holly Springs as well as sections of Northern York County) have an opportunity to elect a man of integrity and vision to the state legislature. His name is Mike Wilson: a family man who has served his country in the US military, serves his clients as a practicing attorney, and will serve the people of the 92nd district well as their state representative. He has worked hard throughout his life, whether it was as an MP serving along the demilitarized zone in South Korea, a correction's officer paying his way through Penn State University by working full time, or a practicing attorney who gave his time and talents as a reservist in the military's JAG core. Mike is also a family man; he and his wife Linda are proud to be the parents of Michael, who is 11, and Isabela, who is 2 and a half.
Now, Mike Wilson is ready to dedicate himself to serving the people of the 92nd district, and to ensuring that Pennsylvania continues to move forward into a bright and prosperous future. He wants to eliminate residential property taxes, and replace them with a very broad-based and equitable system whose funds will be solely used to teach Pennsylvania's children. Mike also understands that Pennsylvania must be prepared to educate it's kids not just for today, but for the global economy of tomorrow. That's why he wants to see a revolution in curriculum for Pennsylvania's schools, cost controls designed to make our education system more efficient, and a system of pay for teachers and administrators which will allow local school boards to return their focus to teaching their children. Mike also understands that Harrisburg itself needs reforms, such as tighter lobbyist disclosure and a more merit-based process for assigning key legislative positions. Personally, he guarantees the people of the 92nd district that he will never use his position to line his own pockets. Finally, he believes that transportation improvement is essential for keeping Pennsylvania competitive, so he favors a well-planned, cost-effective railway system.
Certainly, there are other candidates running in the 92nd district who might make decent representatives. Scott Perry is a good politician who has put himself forward as a businessman, leader and soldier. However, I feel that his lack of specific policy goals and the ethical concerns which have dogged him and his business could well hamper him in the post-pay raise climate. Karl Meiss, the former police officer, seems to have been a dedicated public servant, but I cannot support a candidate who has been endorsed by planned parenthood and the PSEA, more commonly known as the Teacher's Union. The other candidate in the race is J. McKiernan, a solid conservative and would-be reformer. McKiernan would be my second choice, but I feel Mike is a strong candidate who has been more active and effective in communicating his conservative message to the people of the district. So my endorsement goes to Mike Wilson, a man of personal integrity, who understands the issues which face the people of Pennsylvania. For more information about Mike visit www.mikewilsoncampaignforpa.com
A. J. Nolte, former chairman Messiah College Republicans.