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Rep. Tom Mehaffie to run again for state House seat representing Middletown, Lower Swatara, Royalton

Posted 1/10/18

Republican Tom Mehaffie of Lower Swatara Township is running for a second two-year term to represent the 106th District in the state House of Representatives, Mehaffie announced on Monday, Jan. …

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Rep. Tom Mehaffie to run again for state House seat representing Middletown, Lower Swatara, Royalton

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Republican Tom Mehaffie of Lower Swatara Township is running for a second two-year term to represent the 106th District in the state House of Representatives, Mehaffie announced on Monday, Jan. 8.

No opponents have surfaced publicly to challenge Mehaffie, who was elected to the state House in 2016 to replace John Payne, who retired.

The 106th District includes Middletown, Royalton, Lower Swatara Township, Hummelstown, Derry Township, Conewago Township, and parts of Swatara Township.

“Representing the people of the 106th District has been an incredible honor and I look forward to earning their vote for another term in the state House,” Mehaffie said in an emailed statement.

“During my first term in office there are many achievements that give me great pride. I introduced legislation to help improve the quality of our day-care facilities around the state and helped continue the fight to secure funding for medical research, infrastructure projects, and first responders across the district. Working with my colleagues and our local officials, I am eager to roll up my sleeves and accomplish more for the people of the 106th Legislative District.”

Mehaffie serves on the Local Government, Gaming Oversight, and Game and Fisheries committees in the House. He is secretary of the Gaming Oversight Committee.

Mehaffie is also on the Nuclear Energy Caucus, which state lawmakers created in March 2017 with the goal of preserving nuclear energy in Pennsylvania.

The caucus formed two months before Exelon announced plans to close Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township by September 2019, unless state lawmakers act to make TMI and other nuclear plants in Pennsylvania more competitive with natural gas and other forms of energy, including alternative sources like wind and solar.

Mehaffie, before getting elected to the state House, served as a township commissioner in Lower Swatara. He was elected to the township board in 2010 and became president of the board in 2014, a position he held until resigning after getting elected to the House.

Mehaffie owns Breski Beverage Distributor, which he acquired and grew as a small business over 20 years. He is a past president of the Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania.

Mehaffie resides in Lower Swatara with his wife, Linda, a real estate agent who is president of the Middletown Area School Board.