Jo Ellen Litz

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Jo Ellen Litz
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Candidate for
Governor of Pennsylvania
Associate'sLebanon Valley College (1988)
Bachelor'sKennedy Western University (2002)
Date of birthJanuary 1, 1951
Place of birthLebanon, Pennsylvania
ProfessionOwner, Litz Company Commercial Rentals
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Jo Ellen Litz (b. January 1, 1951 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 elections.[1]


Litz is currently a Lebanon County Commissioner. She has served in this role since 2004, previously serving from 1996 to 1999. She is the owner of Litz Company Commercial Rentals.[2]


  • Advanced Academy Certification, Academy of Excellence in County Government, 2006
  • BA, Leadership/Management, Kennedy Western University, 2002
  • AA, Lebanon Valley College, 1988



See also: Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 2014

Litz ran for election as Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2010

Litz was a Democratic candidate for District 48 of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 2010. The primary election was on May 18, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Litz was unopposed in the May 18 Democratic primary but lost to incumbent Republican Mike Folmer in the November 2 general election.[4]

Campaign themes

Litz identified four main issues in a campaign YouTube video:[5]

  • School property taxes Excerpt: "Eliminate school property tax and implement a graduated income tax."
  • Farm preservation Excerpt: "Farm preservation is critical to support farmers and ensure that food is grown in the USA, not imported like our oil."
  • Solar "It's one way to recapture natural energy and reduce our dependency on foreign oil."
  • Jobs "I'm the commissioner liaison for both the local chamber and economic development corporation."

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