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January 17, 2014

Jane MacPherson eyes 50th District Senate seat

50th DISTRICT — Jane MacPherson, 130 Baker Ave., Hermitage, on Wednesday announced her intent to seek the Republican nomination for the 50th District state Senate seat held by Sen. Robert D. “Bob” Robbins, who plans to retire.

MacPherson, a sales representative for a small company, said she believes that each individual should work hard, contributing to the good of the company as a whole, and she will bring that same attitude and knowledge of small business loyalty, dedication and perspective to the post.

As a senator, she would not take a pension. She funds her own pension plan and will continue to pay her own way once elected.

MacPherson said she is upset by the decline of mostly locally owned businesses due to over-taxation and regulation.

That is one of the reasons she believes the tax code needs to be reformed, starting with the 2013 transportation law, which she would work to repeal. The law, which will eventually raise Pennsylvania’s per-gallon fuel tax to the highest in the nation, also raises license and registration fees, further increasing hardship on local residents, farmers and small business owners, she said in a news release.

MacPherson, who was elected Republican precinct committeewoman, said she will promote transparent and accountable government.

MacPherson is a mother of four Hickory High School graduates who served or are serving in the military.

She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sharon, where she has served on parish counsel, is a past member of the choir and has been involved in youth ministry. She served on Life Teen staff, has been involved in Girl Scouts as a leader and has held higher administrative positions as assisting coach of junior high track and field and as head coach for girls softball.

She was a 1993-94 team member with SP Wright Rotary’s Poorest of the Poor helping Mother Teresa.

Her campaign website is:

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