Janice Creason, a Republican who currently is Dauphin County treasurer, has formally announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to seek the seat being vacated state Rep. Ron Marsico.
Marsico recently announced he would not seek re-election after holding the office nearly three decades.
Eric Epstein earlier this month entered the Democratic primary.
Below is Creaon’s announcement.
Lower Paxton Township – Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason released the following statement announcing her candidacy for the 105th State House District:
“I am excited for this new opportunity to represent the hardworking people of Lower Paxton, South Hanover and West Hanover Townships as a member of the state legislature,” Creason said. “This is where I was raised, and where my husband and I chose to raise our four children and build our businesses. It will be a true honor to serve the residents of the 105th legislative district.”
“I sincerely appreciate the years of dedicated service that Rep. Ron Marsico has provided to our community. Because of the legislation Ron has spearheaded during his 30 years of service, our community is a better and safer place to live, work and play and I cannot thank him enough. It would be an honor to follow in his footsteps.”
Creason has served for over 10 years as Dauphin County’s treasurer. In that role, she has modernized the treasurer’s office and introduced technology to improve its efficiency, while saving the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars each year. Creason is a member of the Dauphin County Pension Board; the PA Dog Law Advisory Board, the PA Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems Board, the PA Drug, Device and Cosmetics Board and vice-chair of the Lower Paxton Republican Committee. In addition, she is Board vice president of Tri-County Community Action Council, a non-profit association whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move out of poverty.
Creason is a lifelong resident of Dauphin County. She attended Southside and Northside Elementary Schools, Lower Paxton Junior High, Central Dauphin High School and Northeast Bible College. Janis and her husband Jim have been married for 37 years, have raised four daughters, and reside in Lower Paxton Township.
Prior to taking office in 2008, Creason was president and CEO of Outsource Services, Inc., a receivables management firm located in Lower Paxton Township. In 2005, she sold her business to her employees and co-founded the volunteer organization, Inspired Recreation, which spearheaded the building of Possibility Place, a 100% accessible playground located in George Park, Lower Paxton Township.
Creason has stated that she will not accept a state pension or a per diem during her time in office.
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