Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
I attended the Republican committee meeting that chose John Hauser to run for state representative in the 55th District. At that meeting. Mr. Hauser stated that incumbent Rep. Joe Petrarca has done nothing for our area.
Nothing could be further from the truth. I know Rep. Petrarca has done a lot for every community in the Kiski Valley and his district.
As a former Washington Township supervisor, I can substantiate that although Joe is a Democrat, he supported our all-Republican supervisor board during my 12 years in office. His support allowed us to obtain grants to improve Kunkle Park — the addition of public restrooms, a concession stand, new playground facilities and a new picnic pavilion.
Joe joined other volunteers in constructing the playground and helps during the annual Fort Hand Festival.
Petrarca played a key role in obtaining the funding for the Route 66-North Washington Road intersection, which improved the safety and traffic flow.
Rep. Petrarca will help anyone with any issue and never plays partisan politics.
He is a full-time legislator. Is Mr. Hauser going to give up his lucrative law practice to serve his district like Joe? I think not.
Politicians are re-elected because of the good service they provide. Politicians who don't serve the people deserve to be replaced; Joe Petrarca isn't one of them.
I urge the residents of the Kiski Valley to support Joe.
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