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Another candidate enters the race for the 48th Senate seat

  • Craig Rhodes
Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa

 Matt Rourke / AP Photo

Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa

(Lebanon) — Randy B. Hoffman has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to fill the 48th District Senate seat of former GOP state Senator Mike Folmer, who resigned following a charge of  possession of child pornography.

The Lebanon County native is the former owner of the R B Hoffman Insurance Agency and Wet Your Whistle Beverage. He is also a former member of Lebanon City Council, where he served as the Director of Accounts and Finance and the Vice-Mayor. In addition to his time on council, Hoffman served 8 years as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in North Cornwall Twp.

“I spent the past 30 years raising my family and building a business. My children are grown and I sold my business. I now have the time to focus my energy on having a positive impact on my community and my state,” Hoffman said.

He added, “My primary focus will be to reduce government spending to sustainable levels. Over the past 10 years our State’s spending has increased at twice the rate of inflation.  One way to achieve that is for the State to enact the “Taxpayer Protection Act” The TPA amends the constitution to limit the growth of spending to the average of the rate of inflation and population growth over a 3-year period.  TPA bakes fiscal restraint into every budget.”

Hoffman’s announcement follows that of conservative activist Matt Brouillette who made his run for the seat official two weeks ago.

Along with Lebanon, the 48th District includes parts of Dauphin and York Counties.

A special election to fill the seat will be held on January 14th.



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