People Above Politics

Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

   Jo Ellen is a 4-term Lebanon County Commissioner who was elected by her peers from across the state of Pennsylvania to serve as the 2012 president and 2013 chairman of the Board for the statewide commissioner's association.  Litz is about starting a conversation from public structures like roads and bridges, water and sewer, schools, and energy.  A sound infrastructure is the basis of a sound economy.  Litz believes we need these Economy Boosting Jobs to put money into the pockets of people so that they can buy homes, cars, and goods.  Litz supports a transportation plan to make our roads and bridges safe.  In this way, we will create good paying jobs, get people to these jobs, our goods to market, and children to schools. 

Jo Ellen serves as the chair of the MPO--Metropolitan Planning Organization for Lebanon County--where she helps to prioritize local road and bridge projects with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.  She is the Boots on the Ground for local government.


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Your early and monthly donation will help Jo Ellen to get elected by printing literature, reserving media buys, ordering signs….  

Thank you for your help and support during this campaign.  Your unwavering commitment is the wind beneath my wings.

On election day, every vote matters.  You matter!  And I can't win this race without you.

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Thank you for your support and for all that you do.

Sincerely, Jo Ellen

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Team Litz:  Treasurer, Cathy Garrison

Honorary Chair:     Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and contributed greatly to PA politics; born in 1930, died November 12, 2008.

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Lebanon held a countywide transportation summit Transportation/Lebanon County Moves - Transportation Summit Summary 2013.pdf

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Thank you to organizations who take the time to send questionnaires.  Since this is grassroots, we respectfully ask that you find the answers to your questions below.  If a topic is not covered, no disrespect is meant.  I believe that focusing on economy  boosting jobs, water and sewer, schools, and energy will benefit everyone, no matter your race…or religion.

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2nd Amendment Family Hunts put Food on the Table  2.28.14


67-County Tour shows commitment and staminaLobbypalooza Primary Election Democratic Gubernatorial Forum 11 15 13


Ag Land PreservationMcCracken PJ Burn at Penn Ag Democrats Farm show & Jo Ellen Litz Gubernatorial Candidate


Announcement:  WGAL TV8 Interview:  Jo Ellen Litz discusses her announcement for PA Governor 7.2.2013


Bi-PartisanshipCedar Crest Student Project Interview on Bipartisanship


City Solar, Marcellus Shale:  PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 2013 City Solar, Marcellus Shale


Cooling the Planet, Solar Energy PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 13 Cooling the Planet, Solar Energy


Economy Boosting Jobs, Education West Chester Debate on Economy Boosting Jobs and Education 10.30.2013


Emergency Management, Growing Up...:  Radio Roundtable 1/2 hour interview with Brad Christman on 60 radio stations statewide 12.21-22.13


Gambling... WHYY and the Phili Business Journal 2 4 2014


Governor/Injustice 1.24.14.pdf


Penn Ag Democrats Jo Ellen Litz addresses Penn Ag Democrats in State College 8.13.13


PA Prosperity Built on Public Structures PA Prosperity is Built on Public Structures


PA, A State of Chocolate--Thank a PA BusinessPennsylvania, a State of Chocolate


Fueling Stations, Mass Transit PECO Sustainable Energy Conference 11 6 2013 Fueling Stations, Mass Transit


Leadership: West Chester Debate on Leadership 10.30.2013


Marcellus Shale: Marcellus Extraction Tax 2.28.14


Medicaid West Chester Debate on Medicaid 10.30.2013


Mercer County: NlyhKcF8wGE


Minimum Wage: Increasing Minimum Wages 2.28.14


Option to Eliminate Real Estate Taxes Carnegie Mellon U Gubernatorial Forum 1.26.14


People Above Politics People Above Politics 2.8.14


Prison Reform Reducing Prison Populations and Costs  2.28.14


Public Schools Public Schools and Teachers 2.28.14


Smart Talk with Scott Lamar on WITF starts @ 27minutes &30 seconds


Snub from the PA Assn of Justice 1.24.14


Sustainability:  Sustainability Debate at Drexel University, Philadelphia 1.13.14


Third Party Petitions:  3rd Party Petitions  2.8.14


Transportation West Chester Debate on Transportation 10.30.2013


Turnpike Sale: West Chester Debate on Privatization of the Turnpike 10.30.2013


Vision Vision for Public Structures 2.8.14


Women in GovernmentPA Federation of Democratic Women Honorees 2013

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People Above Politics

Jo Ellen Litz brings Local Government, Small Business, and Conservation Experience to the Table.

•             Local Government Experience – 4-term Democratic Lebanon County Commissioner currently serving as Chairman of the Board; 2012 president and 2013 Board Chair of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania; in 2012 was the Democratic party candidate for state senate (48th district). 

o             Helped to successfully and fairly negotiate about 30 union contracts with seven unions as a county commissioner.

o             Elected four times as a Lebanon County Commissioner, current Chair of the Board.   Also chairs both the Assessment and Election Boards.  

o             Elected statewide by commissioner peers as 2nd vp, 1st vp, then the president of CCAP.  Term as Board chair ended December 31, 2013.

o             Served during disasters like the Campbelltown Tornado and Tropical Storm Lee.  Developed a manual, which offers tips for emergencies and highlights fire companies and municipalities.

o             Chairs the Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization, MPO, providing experience prioritizing road and bridge projects. Lebanon County Moves - Transportation Summit Summary2013.pdf

•             Small Business Experience – Lebanon (Auto) Body Shop, saved company, provided good paying jobs with benefits.  Litz Company Commercial Rentals.

•             Conservation Experience – President Swatara Watershed Association.  Swatara Sojourn 25 years cleaning up a source of our drinking water.  Created a Water Trail.  Saved an historic cabin.  Made a private park public with fishable banks and a boat launch….

•             Party-Building Experience

o             83-84 Chair of the Lebanon County Democratic Committee.  Current vice-chair. 

o             Grassroots Committeeperson about 40 years. 

o             Hillary Delegate. Also, went to the last inauguration.

o             Active in Rotary and numerous women’s organizations.


Family and Friends:  If something is important to you, it is probably important to other people too.  Feel free to share your view on issues.  Jo Ellen Litz

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With help from people who live in the community, Commissioner Litz presents 15 Books, Lists, &/or other documents she helped to create, write, edit, &/or publish.  For your enjoyment, also included are the Coleman Park Master Plan, & County Recreation & Tourism Maps.  Enjoy.


bulletEELS--An SWA Publication; a living history. Envisioning an Environmental Legacy for the Swatara,  parts of Lebanon, Dauphin, Schuylkill & Berks counties:
bullet Community Resource Manual: put together after the 2004 Campbelltown Tornado. Fire companies, police stations, municipal buildings, what to say to your child after a disaster.... EMA/CommResourceGuide11,28MB.pdf
bulletMills and Bank Barns:  A Swatara Watershed Assn Publication Tourism/Mills and Bank Barns Book.pdf
bullet7 Wonders: 7_wonders_of_lebanon_county.htm
bulletDeck Hopping: Follow Jo Ellen's board Deck & Patio Dining, Lebanon County PA and nearby communities on Pinterest.
bulletDutch Country Roads in Lebanon PA: Tourism/Dutch County Roads in Lebanon County.pdf or Follow Jo Ellen's board on Pinterest:
bullet Eat Local:
bulletFarm Markets--Support our farmers:  Buy Fresh, Buy Local
bulletIce Cream Shops: Tourism/Ice Cream.pdf
bulletGhost Tour of Old Building Locations: Tourism/Ghost Tour of Lebanon County Buildings.pdf
bulletLebanon County Dutch Country Roads:
bullet Lebanon Trivia:
bullet Retail Wish List:
bullet Shop Local:
bulletStained Glass Tour:  Tourism/Stained glass window tour.doc.pdf
bullet 60-mile Swatara Water Trail and map:
bulletColeman Park Master Plan: Tourism/Coleman_Memorial_Park_MSP_DRAFT.pdf
bulletCounty Recreation Map: Tourism/Recreation Map.pdf
bulletCounty Tourism Map:  Tourism/Tourism Map.pdf
bullet County Commissioners of Lebanon, Political History:
bulletLebanon County Courthouse on PCN. Created during our Bicentennial.
bulletLebanon County, We're Not Just Full of Bologna  postcards available 10 for a $10 donation to Team Litz.
bullet Women's History:


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