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Two candidates for Pa. governor to speak at local Town Hall Forum

  • Tom Corbett
    Tom Corbett
Published March 29. 2010 05:00PM

Two candidates who are seeking to occupy the office of Governor Ed Rendell will be in town tomorrow night.

Attorney General Tom Corbett and State Representative Sam Rohrer will be participants in a Town Hall Forum, open to the public, at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Penn's Peak. Both are Republican candidates for governor in the Pa. Primary Election on May 18.

Numerous other candidates will be in attendance. A donation will be collected at the door. Individuals attending are asked to arrive in time to be seated by 6:45 p.m.

The Town Hall Forum is hosted by the Lehighton 9/12 Project.

Also in attendance besides Corbett and Rohrer are:

• Stephen Urban, a candidate for Pa. Lieutenant Governor.

• Corey O'Brien, a congressional candidate.

• Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta, a congressional candidate.

Invitations were sent to Congressmen Paul Kanjorski and Joe Sestak; Senator Arlen Specter, and senatorial candidate Pat Toomey to attend but all declined.

The event will be televised live on Blue Ridge Communications TV-13.

Corbett has been in the national news of late, being one of numerous state attorney generals challenging the legality of the recently passed Health Care Reform Legislation.

He was elected in 2004 as Pennsylvania's 25th modern attorney general, and won re-election in 2008.

He created the Attorney General's Child Predator Unit to identify and capture Internet predators before they can harm children, as well as to education children and parents about online threats. Since its creation in January 2005, the Child Predator Unit takes credit for the arrest of more than 175 suspected Internet predators.

Corbett has also concentrated on protecting senior citizens from fraud and abuse and fighting illegal drug trafficking.

Rohrer, of Bucks County, is a nine-term veteran of the Pa. House of Representatives.

A native of Ohio, he moved to Pennsylvania after graduating from college, and involved himself in national and international business.

His appointment to the Speaker's Commission on Legislative Reform in the House of Representative, whose function is to make government more open and transparent.

He has also committed himself to working for free market reform of the health care system and fiscal discipline in spending.

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