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John Dissinger

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John Dissinger
Former candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 101
High schoolLebanon High School, 1985
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy, 1990
Military service
Service/branchNaval Reserve
Years of serviceDecember 1999-2003
Service branchUS Navy
Years of service1990 to December 1999
Campaign website
John Dissinger was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 101 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Dissinger served on the Lebanon City Council as vice-chairman for two-years and chairman for one year.[1]


Dissinger earned his B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1990. His professional experience includes working as a U.S. Customs officer and commercial pilot. He served in the US Navy as a pilot from 1990 until December 1999, when he was Honorably Discharged. He continued his service with Naval Reserve as an Aviation Engineering Duty Officer until 2003.[1]


Campaign themes


Dissinger's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Abolish the property tax and the death tax."
  • Excerpt: "Strict term limits of 10 years on legislators, and cut their perks."
  • Excerpt: "Audit state government annually for waste and fraud."
  • Excerpt: "Strictly limit state borrowing and spending."
  • Excerpt: "Ease the tax burden on small business."
  • Excerpt: "Pass the "Right to Work" law."
  • Excerpt: "Enact strict lobbying reform."



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 Mauree Gingrich defeated John Dissinger in the Republican primary, while Patricia Stephens was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gingrich defeated Stephens in the general election.[3][4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 101 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMauree Gingrich Incumbent 71.7% 12,138
     Democratic Patricia Stephens 28.3% 4,799
Total Votes 16,937
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 101 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMauree Gingrich Incumbent 60.4% 2,910
John Dissinger 39.6% 1,905
Total Votes 4,815


Dissinger is married and has three children.[1]

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