The 98th features Conoy, East Donegal, Mount Joy and West Donegal townships, and Elizabethtown, Marietta and Mount Joy boroughs. The district also stretches across the Lebanon County line to include things like South Annville and South Londonderry townships and Mount Gretna Borough.

About the district: The major change for the 98th is the loss of many Dauphin County municipalities in trade for the addition of 3 in Lebanon County. Most voters in the district nevertheless reside in Lancaster County.

Inhabitants: 66,784.

Partisan make-up: Of 44,801 registered voters, 57% are Republicans, 28% are Democrats and 15% are independents or 3rd-social gathering voters.

The race at a glance: Republican point out Rep. Dave Hickernell is retiring immediately after his 10th phrase in this seat, the only Lancaster County lawmaker retiring this yr. Republican committee customers in the 98th failed to endorse a candidate in the race previously this year. The community was deadlocked between Lu Ann Fahndrich, a Mount Joy Borough Council member and longtime state Property staffer, and Tom Jones, a organization operator and the Donegal GOP place chairman. Faith Bucks, a chiropractor and South Londonderry Township supervisor, is also trying to get the GOP’s nomination. With no a occasion favourite in the major, Hickernell’s endorsement of Fahndrich could tip the scale in her favor. Hickernell earlier reported he is supporting Fahndrich due to the fact she shares a similar qualifications to his as a Home staffer that would translate to a occupation as a legislator. The principal victor will experience Democrat Mark Temons, 44, an East Donegal Township resident who functions in development design and style Temons is uncontested in his bash primary.

Lu Ann Fahndrich

Age: 61.

Address: Charlan Boulevard, Mount Pleasure Borough.

Training: Donegal Large University, bachelor’s diploma from Eastern Mennonite University.

Occupation: Legislative assistant.

Family: 4 grownup young children.

Vital endorsements: Rep. Dave Hickernell.

What are the most important problems in your legislative district and how do you propose to solve them?

“Pennsylvania’s difficulties are our district’s troubles: sluggish position growth, taxes that overburden people, the need for greater election security, making sure safe and sound communities, improving upon our instruction procedure, and liberal attacks on our rights. I will address just about every by bringing conservative values to state govt via matters like voter ID cutting taxes and regulation to enable tiny enterprises produce work and increase the economic system supporting law enforcement pushing for alternative, accountability and better parental involvement in education and learning house tax reduction and elimination and shielding our constitutional rights and freedoms.”

What distinguishes you from the other candidates running in your party’s key for this seat?

“From my do the job as a church volunteer and missionary to my skilled encounter serving to neighborhood people to my support as a nearby elected formal, my life’s activities (private, experienced and public company) illustrate my confirmed perception in — and observe of — conservative values and concepts. I totally expect to be attacked for doing the job in condition authorities, but feel these attacks are unfair (I took a occupation 17 years in the past to aid my household, not for politics) and quick-sighted my encounter there will permit me to make an fast effects for the individuals of the 98th Legislative District with no discovering.”

If elected in the drop what do you intend to do in your 1st 100 times in business office?

“I will push to apply the conservative concepts and concepts that will deal with the challenges dealing with our state and community. I will also make certain the highest diploma of constituent services to assistance the individuals of the 98th Legislative District. I will achieve this by working with my yrs of expertise in point out government. The challenges we encounter — from election protection to a lagging overall economy — will not be solved with political platitudes they will be solved with good ideas and real practical experience I have both of all those to deliver to our battle for Pennsylvania’s upcoming.”

Faith Bucks

Age: 44.

Address: Horseshoe Pike, Palmyra.

Training: Glenbard North High University bachelor’s diploma in psychology with insignificant in religious studies from Pennsylvania State University doctorate from Palmer School of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Profession: Chiropractor.

Household: Spouse Dylan, three young children.

Key endorsements: Lebanon County Republican Committee, U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, condition Rep. Frank Ryan and condition Sen. Chris Gebhard.

What are the greatest complications in your district and how do you suggest to clear up them?

“We will need to proceed the combat for voter integrity and parental command of colleges. I will continue to push for repeal of Act 77 and try for voter ID. If each and each individual vote does not depend, all is shed in our country. We are no lengthier a govt of the men and women, by the people and for the individuals. The strategy that unelected bureaucrats can shove mandates on to our university districts is also appalling. There is a rationale we have elected community college district boards of directors. Community faculty boards will need to be capable to pay attention to the parents in their districts without being handcuffed by govt bureaucrats who do not have an understanding of the nearby wants and weather. I plan to keep on the do the job on expenses that would allow for the revenue to stick to the little one and for house-tax elimination. These locations would change the dynamics of general public faculties by providing competition and mom and dad with the possibility of decision.”

What distinguishes you from the other candidates?

“I have a tested monitor history as a chief of limited authorities and fiscal obligation. As chairperson of the board of township supervisors, I held the township open to the public during the pandemic theater. As a dad or mum, I fought to preserve masks optional in our schools, and stood for parental rights. I am a prospect of motion.”

If elected in the fall, what do you intend to do in your 1st 100 days in business office?

“I am tenacious. I will listen and learn from other conservative representatives to prepare myself for the budgeting approach. If House Invoice 13 (property tax elimination with revenue replaced by boosts in product sales and money taxes) and Dwelling Invoice 1 (raise expense in the Educational Enhancement Tax Credit history and Prospect Scholarship Tax Credit rating plans) have not proven any development, I will locate a way to shift these costs ahead. I will combat for voter ID and the repeal of no-justification mail-in balloting. I will continue on to make myself accessible … by remaining lively in the neighborhood. I will be current in Harrisburg to provide and depict the 98th District.”

Editor’s notice: Jones did not react to requests to participate in this voters guide.