Steve McDonald (shown at right, with his family), who attends the Grace Brethren church in Lititz, PA (Scott Distler, pastor), has announced a run for the state Senate. Here is a short excerpt from an article in today’s Lancaster Online. To read the enitre article, click on http://local.lancasteronline.com/4/209873
LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa – Steve McDonald bought the grand champion market hog at the Solanco Fair Friday night.
“I figured we’d better keep the pork down on the farm and not let it go to Harrisburg,” he told more than 80 supporters Saturday.
But McDonald himself wants to go to Harrisburg.
He’s aiming to replace veteran state Sen. Gib E. Armstrong there.
McDonald, the county recorder of deeds, got a head start on 2008 by announcing Saturday that he’s seeking the Republican nomination for the 13th Senatorial District next year. . .
. . . With cows lowing a few feet from the white tent set up in a farm field, McDonald said he’s running “to inspire my Republican colleagues to a greater cause — the cause not of self-interest but of public service.” . . .
. . . McDonald ran for the 96th state House seat in 1994 and for county commissioner in 2003. He is serving his third term in the recorder’s office, and McDonald pointed out that he is not taking a county pension either. . .
. . . He and his wife Lisa and their children, Donovan and Mackenzie, live in Neffsville and attend Grace Brethren Church in Lititz.