The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Local News

February 16, 2014

Ed Franz seeks GOP nomination

17th DISTRICT — Ed Franz of Conneautville on Friday announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination for the 17th District House seat being vacated by Rep. Michele Brooks of Jamestown.

“I will campaign against excessive regulations that increase the cost of doing business in Pennsylvania that kills jobs. Pennsylvanians need jobs in every sector from agriculture to industry. As a state representative, I will work to make PA business friendly,” Franz said in a news release.

“I will be a watchdog and make sure that Lottery proceeds continue to pay for senior citizens’ rent/property tax refunds and PACE programs, and would oppose any legislation that would siphon money from those funds.

“I will revisit the broken promises of property tax relief. When this legislation was passed by the Rendell Administration, Pennsylvania homeowners were promised they would see their property taxes cut by 30 percent and replaced with gambling revenues,” he said.

Franz and his wife Pattie have been married for 20 years and have three adult children. He is a 28-year employee of General Electric Corp’s plant in Lawrence Park.

He and his wife are members of Linesville First Baptist Church. He is an active member of the Crawford County Citizens for Life and a member of the NRA.

He is a lifelong Republican and the committeeman for Summerhill Township in Crawford County.

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