State Legislature Debate

Rep. Stephen Bloom and challenger Jill Bartoli

Rep. Stephen Bloom and Jill Bartoli

Candidates for Pennsylvania State House to Debate at Dickinson 


Dickinson will host a debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates running in the general November election for the 199th seat in the Pennsylvania state legislature on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 West Louther Street. The event is open to the public.

Incumbent Rep. Stephen Bloom and his Democratic challenger, Jill Bartoli, will debate the central issues confronting local voters, including a redistricting plan that will take effect on Dec. 1. Michelle Crowley, president and CEO of the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, will serve as moderator.

Bloom was elected to the Pennsylvania House in 2010. During the 2013-14 legislative session, he served on the House committees for finance, agriculture and rural affairs; labor and industry; and children and youth. Bloom has practiced law for 25 years and is a resident of North Middleton Township. He is the author of two books: The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues and They've Crossed the Line: A Patriot's Guide to Religious Freedom.

Bartoli is a retired college professor with 25 years of experience in the education field. She is the author of the 1995 book, Unequal Opportunity: Learning to Read in the U.S.A. Bartoli is a resident of Carlisle. This is her first time running for an elected office.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, the Greater Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the YWCA Carlisle, the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women and The Sentinel newspaper.

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Published October 17, 2014