Roger Howard

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Roger Howard
Former candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 158
High schoolSt. Albans School, 1963
Bachelor'sThe George Washington University, 1968
Ph.D.North Carolina State University, 1977
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1968-1971
Campaign website
G. "Roger" Rogers Howard was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 158 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.


Howard earned his B.S. in Zoology from The George Washington University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1977. His professional experience includes working as the director of regulatory compliance for Lighthouse Instruments, LLP, as a self-employed consultant, as a founder and senior partner for Analytical Solutions, Inc., as the director of marketing for Reohr Technology Engineering, in sales and support for Nelson Analytical, Inc. and for the Hewlett-Packard Company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971, where he attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant 82nd Airborne.[1]


Campaign themes


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

The Economy

  • Excerpt: "Roger will work to support common sense regulation and repeal excessive and over reaching requirements for businesses."


  • Excerpt: "Roger would fight to make Pennsylvania a Right to Work state. Right to Work states have been proven to have higher personal incomes and greater economic growth than their counterparts."

Prevailing Wage

  • Excerpt: "Roger would work to end the practice of Prevailing Wage which prices small companies out of bidding for most state contracts."

Pension Stabilization

  • Excerpt: "Roger will support measures that curb out-of-control pension spending."


  • Excerpt: "Roger will work for real school choice where all families, no matter where they live, have the ability to choose the best educational options for their children. This includes supporting expanded Charter School legislation and tax benefits for families choosing to invest in private education."



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. Susan Rzucidlo was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Cuyler Walker defeated Roger Howard in the Republican primary. Walker withdrew from the race on September 26, 2014, and was replaced on the ballot by Incumbent Chris Ross (R). Rzucidlo was defeated by Ross in the general election.[3][4][5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 158 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Ross 58.3% 11,350
     Democratic Susan Rzucidlo 41.7% 8,130
Total Votes 19,480
Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 158 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCuyler Walker 61.7% 1,881
Roger Howard 38.3% 1,169
Total Votes 3,050


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Howard ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 9. Howard was defeated by incumbent Dominic Pileggi in the April 24 Republican primary. [6][7]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDominic Pileggi Incumbent 69.7% 15,601
Roger Howard 30.3% 6,788
Total Votes 22,389


Howard and his wife, Sharon, have five daughters and ten grandchildren.[1]

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