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Ernest Merisotis

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Ernest Merisotis
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Former candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 93
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sShippensburg University
Military service
Service/branchArmy Reserve Officer
Personal
ProfessionKinard Transportation
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Ernest Merisotis was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 93 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Biography

Merisotis earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University. His professional experience includes working for Kinard Transportation and as a former business owner. He served as an Army Reserve Officer.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Merisotis' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Eliminate Property Tax

  • Excerpt: "Young families cannot afford to purchase a home because the per-month property tax escrow is simply too high. It’s time to pass House Bill 76, The Property Tax Independence Act."

Legislator’s Perks and Pensions

  • Excerpt: "Ernie supports part time pay to match a part time legislature. This, along with no pension, provides for a “citizen legislature.” Ernie’s personal pledge to you, the taxpayer is to not accept a Legislator’s pension."

School Choice

  • Excerpt: "Parents are best suited to choose the school that most fits their children’s academic needs. Tax dollars should follow children to their choice, be it public or private."

Protect the 2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "Self-defense is a fundamental right. The right to carry firearms for that self-defense is recognized by the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of 44 of the 50 states in this nation."

Pension Reform

  • Excerpt: "All future ­state, county, local government and public employees should be enrolled in a Defined-Contribution** pension plan like a 401K – just as in the private sector."

2012

Merisotis' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Eliminate Property Tax

  • Excerpt: "Government should not have the power to levy or raise taxes or increase spending at a rate beyond inflation and population growth without the citizens’ approval."

Legislator’s Pensions

  • Excerpt: "Ernie supports part time pay to match a part time legislature. This, along with no pension, provides for a “citizen legislature.” Ernie’s personal pledge to you, the taxpayer is to not accept a Legislator’s pension."

School Choice

  • Excerpt: "Parents are best suited to choose the school that most fits their children’s academic needs. Tax dollars should follow children to their choice, be it public or private."

No ObamaCare for Pennsylvania

  • Excerpt: "State legislators must act immediately to overturn the already harmful effects of ObamaCare. Government interference is the largest contributing factor to the high cost of healthcare today. Individuals should be able to purchase whatever level of health insurance they need."

Protect the 2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "Self-defense is a fundamental right. The right to carry firearms for that self-defense is recognized by the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of 44 of the 50 states in this nation."

Elections

2014

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. Kristin Phillips-Hill defeated Ernest Merisotis in the Republican primary. Phillips-Hill was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKristin Lee Phillips-Hill 53.5% 2,564
Ernest Merisotis 46.5% 2,233
Total Votes 4,797

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Merisotis ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 93. Merisotis was defeated by incumbent Ronald Miller in the April 24 Republican primary.[6]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Miller Incumbent 59.9% 4,620
Ernerst Merisotis 40.1% 3,087
Total Votes 7,707

Personal

Merisotis has three children.[1]

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