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Democrat Jack Hansen has announced his write-in campaign for Pennsylvania state senator in the 24th district. Hansen must receive at least 500 write-in votes from registered Democrats in the Primary Election on May 20 to appear on the ballot in the fall general election as the Democratic candidate to challenge Republican incumbent Bob Mensch. No other Democratic write-in candidate for this race is known.
A member of Lansdale Borough Council since 2008, Hansen is a past president and has served on the following committees: Administration and Finance, Public Safety, Code Enforcement, Public Works, and Electric. Jack is a leader in the Democratic Party on the municipal, area, and county levels. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War (1968-1972) and owned his own house-painting business for 22 years. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Hansen is running on the platform of restoring funding for public education, placing a reasonable tax on Marcellus Shale gas production (“fracking”), accepting the federal government’s offer to fully fund expansion of Medicaid, and creating more good jobs in Pennsylvania so that everyone who wants to work will have a job to support their families. “With people working, our economy will get stronger, the family structure will get stronger, and families will be able to educate their children so they can be even more successful than their parents…. This is the true American dream!” See Hansen’s entire statement on jobs and other information about the campaign—including instructions on how to cast a write-in vote by county—on the official website: www.HansenforPAsenate.com.
Jack Hansen’s name will not be on the ballot for the May 20 Primary Election because he is stepping up to fill a vacancy that was created when a previous Democratic candidate dropped out of the race. This occurred after the finite period during which candidates may collect signatures on nominating petitions. Candidates who jump into the race after this period have no recourse but to launch a write-in campaign.
The newly proportioned District 24 in effect for this election is substantially different from its current configuration and will include the following municipalities in 3 counties:
• In BERKS County: the TOWNSHIPS of Colebrookdale, District, Earl, Hereford, Longswamp, Pike, Rockland, and Washington; and the BOROUGHS of Bally, Bechtelsville, and Boyertown.
• In BUCKS County: the TOWNSHIPS of Bridgeton, Durham, Milford, Nockamixon, Richland, Springfield, and Tinicum; and the BOROUGHS of Quakertown, Richlandtown, Riegelsville, and Trumbauersville.
• In MONTGOMERY County: the TOWNSHIPS of Douglass, Lower Frederick, Lower Salford, Marlborough, New Hanover, Perkiomen, Salford, Skippack, Towamencin, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover, Upper Pottsgrove, Upper Salford, and West Pottsgrove; and the BOROUGHS of East Greenville, Green Lane, Lansdale, Pennsburg, Pottstown, Red Hill, Schwenksville, and Trappe.