MERCERSBURG, PA. ? A showdown between long-term incumbent state Sen. Terry Punt and the chairman of the Franklin County Republican Committee could be in the making as Jim Taylor will announce today that he is running for the GOP nomination in the April 22 primary.
Taylor is scheduled to make the announcement at 9 a.m. on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse, according to an e-mailed announcement.
The Mercersburg, Pa., man "will run on the issues of state government reform, immigration, and lower taxes," the announcement stated. "Other issues he considers himself a spokesman for are the lives of the unborn, the Second Amendment, and preserving the open and rural nature of Central PA," the announcement read.
Punt, of Waynesboro, Pa., is entering his 20th year as the state senator representing the 33rd District, which is comprised of Franklin and Adams counties and a small part of York County. In a Dec. 3 appearance at a farewell luncheon for retiring Franklin County Commissioners G. Warren Elliott and Cheryl Plummer, he sounded like a candidate for a sixth term.