Category Archives: PA House 158

West Bradford woman seeks 158th House District seat

by Bil Rettew, Daily Local News, 2/12/18

NEWLIN >> Longtime legislative aide Christina Sappey announced Friday that she hopes to unseat Republican state Rep. Eric Roe and represent the 158th House District in Harrisburg.

Sappey, of West Bradford, will face off against former teacher and coach Rick Nelms in the May 15 Democratic primary.

Sappey and about three dozen supporters met on the stone bridge at ChesLen Preserve for the announcement.

Sappey was joined by recent employer, and current state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, and former state Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith, D-156, who will act as the campaign treasurer….

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Nelms throws his hat in the ring for the 158th Legislative District

By Chris Barber, Daily Local News, 1/9/18

NEW GARDEN >> Former Kennett High School teacher and coach Rick Nelms is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2018 Democratic primary election. He is seeking the state House of Representatives seat for the 158th District, which is now occupied by Republican Eric Roe, who has said publicly that he intends to run as well.

The 158th District covers the municipalities of Avondale, East Bradford, East Marlborough, London Britain, New Garden, Newlin, West Bradford, West Marlborough and sections of West Goshen.

“Given the national (political) climate, I felt there was something I needed to do. A thin veneer has been pulled back on civilization,” said Nelms, 65, a Democrat.

He said he has received encouragement to run not only from Democrats, but from moderate Republicans as well.

“A Republican supervisor called and said I would get things done in Harrisburg, and they wouldn’t walk all over me. … The moderate Republicans are not happy,” he said.

In the past few months, he has already made preparations for the coming primary on May 15….

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Nothing but lies and deception from Eric Roe

Letter, Kennett Paper, 10/26/16

In this election season, we’ve been inundated with lies from both parties at the top of the ticket. I had hoped that this local campaign would have been run on the issues, but that has not been the case. Today I am calling out my opponent Eric Roe for blatantly and repeatedly lying about my positions. I have gone on record in newspapers as well as on my Facebook posts that I DID NOT support Tom Wolf’s tax plan.1 You can read it for yourself at the link below. I also said and still stand by my statement that I also opposed the House Leadership budget. Both budgets were wrong for the people of Pennsylvania and yet for weeks now, both by mail and in TV ads, Eric Roe has been lying about my political stands and intentions.

Is that the kind of legislator we need in Harrisburg? Someone who will lie to win?

Eric Roe has been secretive regarding his views. He chose not to put any position papers up on his website until last month, hiding his real views from voters. When he finally did, his first version; “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” was quickly taken down because it was so extreme. His new positions are so vague that they fail to show what he honestly believes. Continue reading