Col. Frank Ryan, USMCR (Ret.) will seek election next year to a third term in the 101st Legislative District.
Online PR News – 05-June-2020 – Palmyra, PA – Col. Frank Ryan, USMCR (Ret.) will seek election next year to a third term in the 101st Legislative District.
“We have made significant progress in addressing Pennsylvania’s financial crisis in the past three years. However, much remains to be done to restore fiscal integrity to state government,” said Ryan, who is beginning the last year of his second term.
Ryan, a Republican who was elected to the state House in November 2016, said his objectives continued be: elimination of school property taxes, passage of balanced budgets based on realistic spending and revenue projections, reduction of unfunded pension obligations, conversion of all new state employees to a defined contribution plan much as private industry has and the avoidance of any new taxes.
In his first two terms, Ryan introduced six bills that were signed into law by the Governor. Another three bills were incorporated into other legislation that also became law.
“I have been pleased that our financial reform measures are moving forward, particularly the Auditor General Fraud Bill (HB 985), which is currently in the Senate, and HB 1053, Lean Government Operations, is awaiting final vote in the House this year,” said Ryan.
“Elimination of property taxes has continued to be a focus of our efforts, and we are pushing hard with a working group to that end. We are engaging with various groups to bring this to fruition and to reduce the tax burden on our seniors, as well as young families.
“As a new member of the Public School Employee Retirement System (PSERS) Board, I continue to work towards improving financial performance in the funds to reduce taxpayer burden. Our efforts have resulted in five bills being introduced to improve transparency and returns.
“Harrisburg’s tax-and-spend forces still have too much sway over Pennsylvania’s government, but I am encouraged that conservative voices such as mine are having increasing influence,” said Ryan, a resident of Cornwall Borough.
As he promised, Ryan did not enter the state pension or health insurance programs and is not accepting per diem reimbursements.
The 101st district includes the city of Lebanon; the boroughs of Cornwall, Mount Gretna and Palmyra; and the townships of North Cornwall, West Cornwall, North Londonderry, South Londonderry and South Annville.
For more information, visit https://frankryan.org/