To the editor:
I read that Kerry Benninghoff supports Adam Harris. That is no surprise. He should support Harris because Harris makes Mr. Benninghoff look good and Kerry can count on his committee vote. How does Harris make Benninghoff look good? Benninghoff has cosponsored 35 memoranda since December of 2010. Harris has cosponsored four in the same time frame. Benninghoff is chairman of an important committee; Harris is on his committee. Benninghoff attends meetings and is involved in Mifflin County. Harris is never seen in Mifflin County and is seldom seen in Juniata and Snyder counties. I wish I could vote for Mr. Benninghoff.
Since I can't vote for Kerry, I have to compare Jim Felmlee to Mr. Harris. Felmlee attends many meetings and meets with people to hear their concerns. Harris does photo ops at election time. Felmlee is a 16-year member and president of Lewistown Borough Council. He is president of the Juniata and Mifflin County Boroughs Association. Felmlee is a past president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. Adam Harris is on committees; Felmlee leads organizations.
Felmlee's campaign literature shows a picture of his wife and four grandchildren. Harris does a photo op with his girlfriend and her daughter (I'm sure they are very nice and wonderful people) to create a make-believe family. Felmlee is real; Harris is a walking photo op.
When G.E. needed help to get state approval to start construction of their expansion project, Felmlee helped cut the red tape. When the groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for Mann Edge Terrace, Felmlee manned one of the shovels. When keeping the Chesapeake Bay clean of pollutants and protecting the Juniata River for Juniata and Mifflin counties was costing the borough an unreasonable amount of money, Felmlee was able to get state help in paying for this. When the secretaries of DCED, Revenue, State and the General Counsel to the Governor were in Lewistown recently, they all met with Felmlee. Adam Harris seems to do photo ops at election time.
I can't vote for Kerry Benninghoff, but I can and will vote for Jim Felmlee. Felmlee will be our representative all the time, not just when it is election time. If you want someone to listen to your concerns and to fight for Juniata, Snyder and Mifflin counties, vote Jim Felmlee as your representative. Every day will be a photo op with Jim and you'll be standing right beside him in the picture.