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Democrats Jill Linta, Rob Myers vie to take on state Rep. Tom Mehaffie

Posted 4/4/18

A Democrat from Lower Swatara Township is running for the 106th state House district seat held by Rep. Tom Mehaffie.

Jill Linta, a Middletown Area High School graduate, is one of two Democrats …

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Democrats Jill Linta, Rob Myers vie to take on state Rep. Tom Mehaffie

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A Democrat from Lower Swatara Township is running for the 106th state House district seat held by Rep. Tom Mehaffie.

Jill Linta, a Middletown Area High School graduate, is one of two Democrats running in the May 15 primary hoping to unseat Mehaffie, a Republican running for his second two-year term in the state House.

The other Democrat on the primary ballot is Rob Myers, of Derry Township. Mehaffie is unopposed on the Republican ballot.

The 106th House seat includes Middletown, Royalton, Lower Swatara Township, Hummelstown, Derry Township, Conewago Township, and parts of Swatara Township.

A graduate of Penn State University, Linta in a press release said she is running “to amplify the voices of the people.”

Linta has been a community volunteer for almost two decades. She is chairwoman of the Gov. Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club.

She is also a trained member of the Dauphin County Animal Response Team who assisted with sheltering pets affected by the 2011 flooding, and with rescuing dogs from puppy mills.

Linta is a legal observer and coordinator with the National Lawyers Guild of Central Pennsylvania, and has been a poll watcher in every presidential election since 2004.

Linta in her press release says she “proudly marched” in the Women’s March and in the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

“As a friend and ally to people of all colors, ages, gender identities and religions, I vow to fight discrimination in any form and I vow to protect our environment for future generations,” Linta said.

More information about Linta and her campaign can be found by going on the web to 106ForwardTogether.WordPress.com.

April 16 is the last day for people to register in order to vote in the May 15 primary.