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Hahn challenged in race for 138th

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Kelly Lutterschmidt klutterschmidt@tnonline.com in Local News

Republican incumbent Marcia Hahn will be challenged in the general election by Libertarian Daniel Richardson for the 138th Legislative District seat.

The 138th Legislative District includes, in Northampton County, the Townships of Bethlehem (wards 1, 3-division 4 and 4), Bushkill, East Allen, Hanover, Lower Nazareth, Moore (Eastern and Point Phillips districts) and Plainfield and the Boroughs of Bath, Chapman, Pen Argyl and Wind Gap.

The Press asked the candidates the following question: Why are you the best candidate for this office?

Their responses follow.

Marcia Hahn:

As representative for the 138th District, I have worked against higher taxes and spending. I have consistently fought to eliminate property taxes and for an adjustment to the current education funding formula. I have worked with families to introduce legislation to help stop the heroin epidemic by supporting a parent’s right to get information about their minor child.

I will continue my dedication and responsiveness to constituent issues. A majority of the legislative initiatives I have introduced have been because a constituent has brought a problem into my office that needed a law change to create a level playing field.

Daniel Richardson:

As an outsider, and a Libertarian, I can work with both parties now in office and bring new ideas to the fore. I do not have to pledge obedience to the Pennsylvania House leadership. I will remain true to my principles and be open to compromise on peripheral issues. I will be accountable to my constituents on how I vote and why. I have read the Pennsylvania Constitution and will fight violations of it in Harrisburg. Check out my website at danielrayrichardson.com.

Election coverage continues on page A18.