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Support John Lawrence on Nov. 4

10/08/2014 01:39AM ● Published by Lev

Letter to the Editor:

I write to ask for support for our State Representative, John Lawrence, in the upcoming election on Nov.4. For the past four years, John has served our community with humility and respect, and has earned a reputation as a voice of reform in state government.

John has pushed for a part-time legislature, and voted to shrink the size of the General Assembly. He voted to get rid of the corrupt Philadelphia traffic court. He helped write the bill to get rid of the state store system, and get Pennsylvania out of the alcohol business, like most other states. He's been an independent voice, even putting forth proposals to take money out of the bloated legislature's budget and fund the financially challenged state pension system.

All across Southern Chester County, John has kept his promise to be accountable to us. He really listens -- holding dozens of town hall meetings across our community. While most political types increasingly shun these types of open forums, John stays until the last question is answered. He holds telephone town halls, surveys the district on a regular basis to gain feedback on the issues facing the General Assembly, and hosts meetings with a Citizens Advisory Board to gain perspective from all viewpoints.

John has personally visited thousands of homes in our area, and not just at election time. And he stands up for us. After last year's big ice storm, John brought the head of the Public Utilities Commission to Penn Township to question PECO on their response time in getting the power back on. John has pushed back on new and unreasonable federal regulations. And John stood up for property owners by voting to eliminate the school property tax – one of only 59 out of 203 state representatives to do so.

The election is only a few weeks away. Please join me in supporting John Lawrence at the polls this November.

 

Laura Gregos

London Grove Township

 

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