Bradford faces challenger Phillips in race for 70th district
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When speaking with constituents from across my very diverse district in central Montgomery County, whether at their doorstep or at numerous town hall meetings over the past three years, a few concerns are often shared. Residents are proud of our schools, our open spaces and our community’s ability to attract and retain good jobs and they want to make sure we keep moving central Montgomery County in the right direction.
During tough economic times, we need to maintain our commitment to fund education in Harrisburg in order to keep our community strong. I stood up to Gov. Corbett’s $1 billion cut to public education that has served to increase class size, jeopardize student performance and put further pressure on ever-increasing local property taxes.
Furthermore, having grown up working in my own family’s small business, I have advocated for targeted tax credits for small business in order to help them create good, family sustaining jobs here in Montgomery County.
$GGiWiRQDOOy, ZH QHHG WR ZRUN together toward achieving real, meaningful property tax reform to provide relief for seniors struggling to stay in their homes and young families attempting to purFhDVH WhHiU fiUVW hRPH. :hiOH pURperty tax relief has proven elusive to prior generations of legislators, I am committed to primary residential property tax elimination.
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For my part, I will continue to work in a bipartisan manner to EUiQJ fiVFDOOy UHVpRQViEOH VROuWiRQV to the problems effecting our community. Most importantly, however, I will continue to be accessible and listen to the concerns of our neighbors.
Respectfully, I ask for your support.
Jim Phillips (Republican candidate)
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I am in touch with the needs of the residents of Montgomery County. I understand the concerns of the people because I am also affected by big government and the depressed economy. I will strive to make a difference for the working class and am determined to get them the tools needed to be susWDiQiQJ DQG pURfiWDEOH DJDiQ.
I am a self-made man who is consistently reinventing himself. If it can be repaired, refurbished, built or negotiated to achieve a common goal, I can get it done. I am determined to aid the residents of the 70th District and be their voice in Harrisburg.
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Jim Philips, left, and Matt Bradford