Lebanon Valley College professor enters race for the 48th state Senate seat

Democrat Michael Schroeder of Annville says he can provide fresh, bold leadership at this pivoltal moment.

(Annville) — An environmental advocate is running to fill the 48th District state Senate seat in Lebanon County — left vacant after former GOP Senator Mike Folmer resigned following a charge of possession of child pornography.

Democrat Michael Schroeder of Annville says he can provide fresh, bold leadership at this pivoltal moment.

“I believe that the state government needs to play a far more proactive role in helping communities mitigate and adapt to the worsening effects of global climate disruption,” he said in a statement. “That includes ending public subsidies to the oil and gas industry, banning fracking statewide – as our neighbors in New York and Maryland have done – and providing tax breaks and other inducements designed to assist the transition away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future.”

The associate professor of history at Lebanon Valley College has served as the head of the Quittapahilla Creek Garbage Museum and president of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association.

He has never held elected office.

Conservative activist Matt Brouillette and  former Lebanon City Councilman Randy Hoffman are running for the Republican nod.

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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