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Betsy Summers
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Former candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 121
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Betsy Summers was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 121 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Summers' highlighted the following issues[1]

Ballot Access

  • Excerpt: “Fair ballot access will give you more choices, and the major parties more competition.”

Property and School Taxes

  • Excerpt: “I will work with organizations like CAPTAXES to stabilize school funding and eliminate school property taxes.”


  • Excerpt: “I will work to eliminate pensions for all elected officials.”

Size of Government

  • Excerpt: “I will work to once again make our legislature Part-Time and limit staff and offices.”

Per Diems

  • Excerpt: “I pledge not to take any compensation without a valid receipt for the product or services.”

Term Limits

  • Excerpt: “I will be an advocate of term limits.”


  • Excerpt: “I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes” and “will vote no on budgets that make no sense and harm the citizens.”

State Budget

  • Excerpt: “Any future budget needs to be balanced, by cutting government spending until revenue equals expenses.”

Marcellus Shale

  • Excerpt: “Before any more wells can be started, the General Assembly needs to put an immediate moratorium on drilling and draft any legislation necessary to guarantee the residents of Pennsylvania that our natural resources will be preserved.”



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Pennsylvania House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Incumbent Eddie Day Pashinski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pashinski defeated Libertarian candidate Betsy Summers in the general election.[2][3][4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 121 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Day Pashinski Incumbent 67.7% 6,928
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 32.3% 3,298
Total Votes 10,226


See also: Pennsylvania down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Summers ran for Pennsylvania Auditor in 2012. She faced three challengers in the general election on November 6, 2012, which was won by Democrat Eugene DePasquale.[5]

Pennsylvania Auditor General General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEugene DePasquale 49.7% 2,729,565
     Republican John Maher 46.4% 2,548,767
     Libertarian Betsy Summers 3.8% 210,786
Total Votes 5,489,118
Election Results via Pennsylvania Department of State.


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Summers was a Libertarian candidate for District 14 of the Pennsylvania State Senate. The general election was on November 2.

Democrat John Yudichak defeated Summers and Republican Stephen Urban in the November 2 general election.[6]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Yudichak (D) 37,466
Stephen Urban (R) 26,212
Betsy Summers (L) 3,748

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