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February 26, 2010

STREET TALK: 23-year-old candidate enters 107th race

A 23-year-old Coal Township resident and businessman, Michael "Lance" Engle, has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 107th state House seat in southeastern Northumberland County and Montour County.

"I am vying for the opportunity to represent this great community," Engle said. "Our local community deserves to have exceptional representation, and I would like to give the people a candidate they can believe in."

Engle, 23, is the second Republican candidate to enter the race. Northumberland County Commissioner Kurt Masser is also seeking the GOP nomination.

Engle works with a local title company Madison Settlements, and has been an entrepreneur from a young age, working construction, starting a custom computer company and having a hand in developing a bottled water company.

"I understand what it means to conserve in a tight economy, as a state we have been spending as if we have an endless reserve. I want to have a hand in bringing the kind of change to Harrisburg that would allow us to have a budget surplus instead of a deficit."

Engle graduated high school from Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, and attended college at La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif. He lives in Coal Township with his wife, Jordana.



State House candidate comments on healthcare summit

Fred Keller, a Republican candidate for the 85th state House seat in Snyder and Union counties, spoke out against President Obama’s televised healthcare summit on Thursday.

He said he doesn’t “have any room” for partisan sparring, and believes instead that politicians need to look to the individuals and small businesses who are the ones who will be mostly affected, and may have some good ideas of their own to solve the healthcare dilemma.

He believes the White House healthcare plan, at an estimated cost of nearly $1 trillion over a decade, will cripple small businesses with mandates they can’t afford.

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