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

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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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President Judge John C. Tylwalk (2009)


Judge Samuel A. Kline


Judge Brad Charles (1.2000)


Senior Judge Robert J. Eby


Judge Charles Jones (1.2010)








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Formal pictures of all the judges hang on the wall of Court Room #1.


The primary mission of the 52nd Judicial District is to provide access to, and justice for, all of the residents of Lebanon County.


Lebanon County was a one judge Judicial District until 1968.   Thirteen years later, our third judgeship was added.  Enormous change has been experienced both in the type and quantity of matters presented for disposition.  For example, in 1997, the most recent year for which complete statistics were available, the Court disposed of 43% more criminal cases than in 1991.  Further, data indicates the judges disposed of 150% more cases during that same year than in 1981.


According to Judge Robert J. Eby, Lebanon County was rated as number one of the Fifth Class Counties and number two for all of the Counties of the Commonwealth for Statewide Jury Efficiency.


bullet52-1-01 MARIE DISSINGER (O) 502 State Dr., Lebanon 279-0300

First, Second, Third, Sixth & Seventh Wards in the City of Lebanon (2005)

bullet52-2-01 THOMAS CAPELLO (O) 502 State Dr., Lebanon 279-0400

Fourth, Fifth Eighth, Ninth &Tenth Wards in the City of Lebanon (2009)

bullet52-3-01 TONY VERNA (O) 728 E. Walnut St., Lebanon 272-3084

Cornwall, Mt. Gretna, Myerstown, Richland  Boroughs and Heidelburg, Jackson, Millcreek

South Lebanon & West Cornwall Townships (2005)

bullet52-3-03 KIM WOLFE (O) Jonestown Borough Hall 865-6605

Jonestown Borough, Bethel, North Lebanon, Swatara and West Lebanon Townships (2005)

bullet52-3-04 MICHAEL D. SMITH (O) Cleona Boro Hall, 138 W. Walnut St., Cleona, 273-0885

Cleona Borough and Cold Spring, Annville, East Hanover, North Annville and Union Townships (2009)

bullet52-3-05 CARL GARVER (O) 325 S. Railroad St., Palmyra 838-8151

Palmyra Borough, N Cornwall, N Londonderry, S Annville & S Londonderry Townships (2005)