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January 4, 2014

Council member Black to make Pa. House run

GROVE CITY — Jeffrey P. Black, a lifelong Grove City resident and councilman, says he will run for the state House of Representatives to replace Rep. Dick Stevenson, R-8th District, who is retiring.

Black, 37, is a Republican and vice president of Grove City Borough Council.

“It will be an honor to follow in the footsteps of a great public servant like Dick Stevenson,” Black said Friday in a news release.

The veteran councilman, first appointed in 2005 and an incumbent since then, cited his experience as an elected official as among his qualifications for the state post that includes a salary of $84,012.

Black said his voting record shows support for economic development and reinvestment and oppostion “every time” to tax increases.

“As your state representative, I will hold to my values of small and responsible government while voting conservatively on taxes, as I have done in Grove City since 2005,” he said.

The graduate of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, worked for Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV as a social studies teacher for 12 years at Frew Mill School, on the campus of New Castle Youth Development Center until it closed in early 2013.

Losing his job and becoming a displaced worker because of state budget cuts gives him an insight into “the fate that too many Pennsylvanians have experienced,” Black said.

He formed Black Consultants, LLC, a small business that helps nonprofits and small businesses find success through improvements in operations and logistics.

Black cited his membership in numerous community agencies such as the YMCA and United Way and Presbyterian church organizations as preparation in leadership to serve as a state representative.

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