Repub­li­can Lloyd Smucker

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

Lloyd Smucker, a state sen­a­tor who lives in West Lam­peter, said he is run­ning for Congress to make cer­tain that any­body who works hard and plays by the rules can achieve the Amer­i­can Dream. He said he will sup­port clear, com­pre­hen­sive plans to de­stroy ISIS, al-Qaida and any group that threat­ens our way of life.

In his com­mu­nity, Smucker said he has sur­rounded him­self with skilled men and women to build a lo­cal con­struc­tion com­pany. His team grew to over 150 peo­ple. He at­tended Franklin and Mar­shall Col­lege and Le­banon Val­ley Col­lege part-time while man­ag­ing his busi­ness. He is 52 years old and a mar­ried fa­ther of three chil­dren. He is cur­rently the state sen­a­tor from Penn­syl­va­nia’s 13th Sen­a­to­rial District.

As a small busi­ness owner, Smucker said he knows what it takes to cre­ate jobs.

Smucker said he be­lieves we must first fo­cus on se­cur­ing bor­ders. Af­ter our bor­ders are se­cure and we learn the true scope of il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, we can de­velop re­al­is­tic and com­pas­sion­ate plans to ad­dress those here il­le­gally, he said.

In ad­dress­ing po­lit­i­cal grid­lock, Smucker said that as a state sen­a­tor, he has a track record of bring­ing peo­ple to­gether to get things done. He cham­pi­oned the re­form of the state’s school fund­ing sys­tem by fo­cus­ing on so­lu­tions.

Smucker said Oba­macare should be re­pealed and re­placed with a mar­ket-based sys­tem that drives down costs and keeps rea­son­able con­sumer pro­tec­tions in place like cov­er­ing pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions and al­low­ing chil­dren to re­main un­der their par­ents’ health care cov­er­age un­til age 26.

On the is­sue of the “shrink­ing mid­dle class,” he said Amer­i­cans want to work but govern­ment poli­cies, rang­ing from one of the high­est busi­ness tax rates in the coun­try to un­bal­anced trade deals, have put us at a dis­ad­van­tage. Smucker said he will work to re­form the tax code to spurn the growth nec­es­sary to put Amer­i­cans back to work with fam­ily-sus­tain­ing jobs.

Lloyd Smucker

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