Articles in the Politics Category
By Robyn Woodley, Multimedia Editor/The Slate
Democratic candidate John Hanger touched on issues regarding education, marijuana and equal marriage rights at Shippensburg University on Tuesday.
“I don’t want to let big money buy another governor,” Hanger said to a group of students at the Dauphin Humanities Center.
Hanger served as Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Environmental Protection and was former Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Hanger’s “Policy First, Politics Second” campaign focuses on putting money back into education, legalizing marijuana and gay marriage, taxing and regulating natural gas drilling and implementing a plan to …
by JIM HOOK
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Mayor Bruce Hockersmith has won a fourth term.
Hockersmith, a Democrat, beat Independent candidate Frank Cressler 420-252, according to unofficial results. He took 63 percent of the vote. Hockersmith won the West End precinct in Franklin County 178-83 and the two Cumberland County districts.
Hockersmith, 304 W. King St., has served as mayor of Shippensburg for 12 years. He won both the Democratic and Republican nominations in the May primary election.
Cressler, 9400 Molly Pitcher Highway, is a businessman in the borough.
Cressler said he wanted to facilitate things …
SHIPPENSBURG – At 6:30 p.m. June 4, Shippensburg Area School District students, parents, and community members will come together to rally in support of public schools.
The “Support our Schools” rally will take place at The Thought Lot on the corner of Orange and Earl Streets in Shippensburg, rain or shine.
Jake Baynum, a junior at the Shippensburg Area High School said in a statement, “I have seen firsthand the impact state funding cuts have on students in Shippensburg. My friends and I are helping organize this rally because the students who …
By AMBER SOUTH
Upcoming workshops will promote democracy by giving first-time potential candidates the knowledge necessary for running for local public office.
Penn State Extension of Adams County will host several sessions of “Toss Your Hat in the Ring,” in Franklin, Cumberland, York and Adams counties with the help of the respective elections offices.
In Chambersburg, the workshop is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Franklin County Administrative Annex, 218 N. Second St. The Cumberland County workshop is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cumberland County Service …
By AMBER SOUTH@ShipNewsGirl
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg Borough Council voted unanimously to make Sue Fisher the West Ward representative of council Thursday.
Fisher fills the seat left empty due to the resignation of Jon Baker. Council regretfully accepted his resignation Dec. 4 due to him moving out of the borough.
Because she was appointed to the seat and not elected, Fisher will hold the seat for one year. Should she wish to continue in the position, she will need to begin in February the process required to get on the ballot.
During her interview …
By JIM HOOK @JimHookPO
Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, has secured his fifth term in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Kauffman won Tuesday with an unofficial 18,034 to 11,746 votes over challenger Susan Spicka, a Democrat from Shippensburg.
Kauffman had 61 percent of the vote to Spicka’s 39 percent. Kauffman took Franklin County precincts 15,335 to 8,997 (63 percent to 37 percent.) In rural parts of the county, Kauffman won upwards of 75 percent of the vote.
Kauffman also narrowly won the six precincts in Cumberland County by 2,821 to 2,809.
Kauffman called “a successful re-election” at …
By AMBER SOUTH
Many Shippensburg University students are ready to demonstrate their stances on the big issues of education and jobs by casting their first votes in a presidential election.
Conversations with a number of students hanging out in the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building late Friday morning revealed that these are the dominating forces behind young voters’ decisions.
Freshman Matthew Kline, who identifies as a Democrat, feels that the outcome of the election will determine how easily he will be able to pay for the remainder of his college career.
“I gotta …
By AMBER SOUTH
College students put their own twist on the presidential debates Thursday night in order to educate their peers on where each candidate stands on issues affecting college crowd.
Shippensburg University College Democrats President Irma Zejcirovic and College Republicans Vice President Nick Chapa went head to head in “The Slate Presents: Decision 2012 – The Choice is Yours,” hosted by SU’s student-run newspaper The Slate. About 100 students were scattered throughout the campus’s Memorial Auditorium for the event. Naomi Creason, city editor of The Sentinel in Carlisle, acted as …
The Slate, Shippensburg University’s student-run newspaper, will host a political event Thursday to educate young voters on the array of issues represented in the 2012 presidential election.
“The Slate Presents- Decision 2012: The Choice is YOURS,” will take place 7:30 to 9 p.m. in SU’s Memorial Auditorium, Dauphin Drive. Highlights include:
• Debate: Student democrat and republican groups will engage in debate on the major issues of the election. Featured debate moderator is Naomi Creason, City Editor for The Sentinel, Carlisle.
• Faculty Presentation: Several members of the SU Political Science department will …
HARRISBURG — Education Voters Action Fund of Pennsylvania, an independent public interest organization, announced today that they are endorsing Susan Spicka for State Representative of the 89th District based on her support for public education.
Spicka has been an advocate for public education since she helped host the first mock Bake Sale in the rotunda of the capitol two years ago. As a mother of two daughters and a former teacher, she understands how critical having a strong public education system is to the health of our communities, according to …