Announces Candidacy for
Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors
Lowman Henry has announced his intention to seek election to a seat on the Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors in the upcoming May Primary election. There will be an open seat on the board due to the retirement of long-time supervisor Bill Seeds who has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
"It was my great honor to have previously served on both the Board of Supervisors and on the Lower Paxton Public Safety Committee," Henry said in making his announcement. "I have had the opportunity to continue my involvement in our community through organizations such as the Colonial Park Rotary club, the Linglestown clock committee, my church, and Heroes Grove."
"All of that has reminded me how important it is to give back to our community and I feel the most effective way for me to do that is to return to the Board of Supervisors," Henry continued.
"Like government at all levels, municipalities face tremendous financial pressures and growing challenges in providing essential services such as police, fire and emergency medical services. As well we face mandated upgrades to our sanitary sewer system, and the continual need to repair and maintain roads and bridges. And, we are blessed with one of the most extensive systems of municipal parks in the state which add considerably to the quality of life in our community."
"All of this must be accomplished with an eye toward the bottom line so that we don't unduly add to the tax burden on working families, senior citizens and businesses."
"We now live in an age of instant communication. It is important that we proactively share information on township government utilizing an enhanced and constantly updated web presence and social media which has become an integral part of daily life for residents of all ages, but particularly our younger residents," Henry concluded.
Lowman Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc., a non-profit public affairs foundation based in Lower Paxton Township. He serves as host of American Radio Journal heard on radio stations nationwide, and is host of the Lincoln Radio Journal, a weekly public affairs radio program syndicated on Pennsylvania radio stations. He is also President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, Inc., which produces the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
He began his career as a broadcast and print journalist, served as Political Director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Chief of Staff to State Senator Earl Baker, and as Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He has served in elective office as a Dauphin County Commissioner and a Lower Paxton Township Supervisor. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1992. He currently serves as an elected member of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania and as a precinct committeeman in Lower Paxton Township.
He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) and the PMA Foundation; the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, Inc. (CAP); the Colonial Park Rotary Club Foundation; is an Emeritus Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO), and is on the advisory board of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh. Mr. Henry is a member of Charlton United Methodist in Lower Paxton and is a past president of the Colonial Park Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Colonial Park Rotary Club. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry, and they have three sons.