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A Candidates’ Night to Listen

WITF, York Daily Record, York Dispatch and PennLive | Patriot News are bringing the 10th Congressional District candidates together so that they can hear straight from the voters.

Monday, March 25 • 7 – 9pm
Rose Lehrman Arts Center

1 HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Doors open to the public at 6:30pm.

A Candidates’ Night to Listen is your chance to talk directly to the candidates – let your voice be heard. What policies most concern you? What issues do you wish the candidates would address? What are the biggest concerns facing your community?

Before the event starts, small groups of voters will help set the agenda for a moderated discussion with the candidates. If you would like to be a part of these small group conversations, please choose that ticket option when you register. Check-in is at 5:45pm.

Our moderator for the night, Berwood Yost, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College, will use the questions raised in the group conversations to guide a conversation with the 10th Congressional District candidates.

Yost will be assisted by our emcee for the night, Abe Amorós, chief operating officer for the Pennsylvania Municipal League.

After the conversation, candidates will be available to talk one-on-one with voters until 9pm.

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Candidates in attendance include:

  • John Broadhurst: The entrepreneur and business consultant says he is running “to contribute to building the future we deserve. When led vigorously and wisely, the federal government is one of the most powerful forces for economic and social progress in America.”
  • Rick Coplen: The combat veteran, teacher and Carlisle Area School District board member says he is running to “restore common sense, common decency, and service to the common good in public life.”
  • Shamaine Daniels: The lawyer and Harrisburg City Council member is making a second run for the 10th Congressional District. She says she is running because “the sacred right to vote is under attack by people who know they’d never win another election if all of our voices were heard.”
  • Blake Lynch: The former WITF executive and lifelong Central Pennsylvania resident says he knows people want safe streets, good schools and good-paying jobs. “And they expect their government to work for them and their democracy – and not against it.”
  • Mike O’Brien: The retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel says he “was pretty disgusted at the lack of moral character on display” in relation to the rioters during the January 6, 2021, insurrection and other efforts to keep Trump in office despite the election results.
  • Janelle Stelson: The former WGAL anchor resigned from the television station in the fall to seek the seat. She said she cannot stand by and “watch Congressman Perry continue to sow chaos, preach extremism, and spout conspiracy theories.”

Incumbent Congressman Scott Perry, a retired Brigadier General from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, is running for re-election. He was asked to participate in A Candidates’ Night to Listen, but declined the invitation.

Perry says he will contrast his “positive vision for America’s future with the monumental failures of Joe Biden and the radical Left.”


Do I live in the 10th Congressional District? Use the U.S. Census Bureau’s My Congressional District tool to find out.

Where do I park? Free parking is available in the gated lot on HACC’s Harrisburg campus. (The gates will be up for the event.) This lot is located to the left as you enter the campus from HACC Drive. In-depth directions and parking information are available on the HACC website.

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