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Rep. Rock to seek second term in Pa. House

January 31, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, said he will seek a second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Rock, of Mont Alto, Pa., announced this week that he has been "honored and humbled to serve the citizens of the 90th District," which includes Greencastle, Mont Alto and Waynesboro boroughs as well as Antrim, Montgomery, Peters, Warren, Washington, Hamilton, Guilford and Quincy townships.

"I give this job 100 percent every day to make sure that everyone in my district is properly represented in Harrisburg," said Rock, who was elected in November 2005.

In a press release, Rock highlighted his sponsorship of legislation to cap state spending, prohibit teacher strikes, require that public schools educate students on the founding documents, and allow the use of illuminated signs on pizza delivery vehicles.

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Rock, 44, serves as the secretary of the House Judiciary Committee and also serves on the Game and Fisheries Committee.

"Both of these assignments have allowed me to advocate for the rights of gun owners in the 90th District," Rock said, adding he has voted against various gun control measures.

He said he was one of six Republicans in the House to vote for every reform to its operating rules this year, and he said he continues to go without a taxpayer-funded automobile, mileage reimbursements and daily per diems for meals and lodging.

"When I ran for this office, I promised to never accept the taxpayer-funded perks that are associated with this job. I've kept that promise and will continue to do so as long as I'm in office," Rock said.

Rock - who lives with his wife, Nancy, and two daughters - has offices on East Main Street in Waynesboro and South Carlisle Street in Greencastle.

"I'm proud of what I've accomplished during my first term," Rock said. "There is more to be done and I look forward to continuing to serve the residents of the 90th District."

The salary for a rank-and-file legislator is $76,163. No one else has announced a candidacy for the position.

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