Mako, Miller face off in 183rd
Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.
The candidate with the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November general election.
The Press asked the candidates the following question:
Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?
Their responses follow.
I am seeking re-election to the House of Representatives because I believe that we have made some progress protecting taxpayers, but we still have a lot of work to do.
The last 16 months have been very rewarding for me to be able to help my neighbors and represent them in Harrisburg. We stood up to the liberal politicians and special interests who attempted to raise our taxes and increase spending.
I truly believe in service to our country and to my community, and I want to continue standing up for those who can’t and defending our liberties and freedom.
Reforms are necessary to improve issues such as property tax, corporate tax, health care, education, budget and pensions. I believe Harrisburg needs fresh ideas with a common-sense approach, along with outside-the-box thinkers and individuals who communicate with those they represent.
As a state representative, I can help by giving back to my community through public service. I volunteered on our local planning commission over the past 15 years, and I presently serve as an elected township supervisor for my seventh year. During my first year in office, I noticed a need for budget reform. I closely evaluated each and every line item in the budget to reduce spending.