Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Mehaffie will seek re-election for the Dauphin County House seat
State Representative Tom Mehaffie on Thursday announced his intention to seek re-election to a fourth term representing the 106th House District in Dauphin County.
Mehaffie, 50, of Lower Swatara Township, is vying for the Republican nomination in the May 17 primary.
“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be the voice of the people of the 106th Legislative District. I am committed to making our community a better place to live, work and raise a family,” Mehaffie said. “I am grateful to have represented the people of the 106th District and although the district boundaries have changed, I remain dedicated and determined to represent our values and ensure your voice is heard in Harrisburg.”
During his current term in the House, he has championed legislation to establish minimum nurse-patient ratios, called for improvements to the Keystone Stars child care provider rating system and sought to have the Hershey designated Kiss as the official state candy.
During his past terms, he is credited with helping craft the legislation that aims to put the capital back on a sound fiscal footing by giving it expanded taxing power while prohibiting Harrisburg from imposing a commuter tax. He was also among the leading voices speaking out against the closure of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, which eventually closed.
His other legislative priorities include ensuring children receive a quality education for the benefit of the state’s future workforce, working with our first responders, focusing on returning family support jobs, and work with colleagues to deliver timely and fiscally responsible budgets.
Mehaffie, owner of Breski Beverage in Swatara Township for 29 years, is also active in his community as a member of the Lower Swatara Lions Club, Zembo Shrine and Prince Edwin Spring Creek Masonic Lodge.
The redesigned 106th House District which it seeks to continue to represent now includes Derry, East Hanover, South Hanover, Conewago, Londonderry and part of the Lower Swatara townships as well as the boroughs of Middletown, Royalton and Hummelstown.
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