State Rep. Jack Rader announced that he will be running for re-election in the 176th House District seat he was first elected to in 2014.
“As representative, I have worked hard to keep the promises I made, and to truly listen to the people of Monroe County,” Rader said. “I am happy that in the short time I have been in Harrisburg we are making progress, but there is still more I want to accomplish to help local residents.”
Rader has quickly become known in Harrisburg as someone who brings common sense — along with the experience gained as a small-business owner and former local elected official — to the issues.
“My career in public service has been based on looking at the issues and asking a simple question: ‘What is right for the people I serve?’” Rader said. “That is something I have continued as representative: saying no to partisan politics and instead being an independent voice focused on results.”
Rader brought to the state House a reputation for pragmatism gained as a Jackson Township supervisor for more than 25 years. He is also known in the community as the vice president and manager of Mountain Springs Resort, the family-owned business that has been part of the Monroe County community for more than a half-century.
Rader, who built a strong record of fiscal conservatism and standing up for property taxpayers as a local official before becoming representative, has made working for taxpayers a top priority in Harrisburg. Rader pointed to public pension reform and record state funding for basic education as two initiatives that help taxpayers as well as address the priorities of local residents.
“The most important part of my job isn’t dealing with legislation in Harrisburg, it’s helping real people here at home, and that is always my top priority,” Rader said.
Born and raised here, Rader today lives in Jackson Township with his wife, Susan. Together they are the proud parents of four children and enjoy spoiling their four grandchildren.