SCOTLAND, Pa. -- The three candidates who spoke Thursday at a Citizens for Responsible Government forum remarked several times that they agree on many issues, but each presented his or her background as a deciding factor for voters.
Those voters in the Pennsylvania state Senate's 33rd District have a contested race for the first time in many years. The contest, however, comes only for Republicans this primary election as no Democrats have filed for the seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. Terry Punt.
Catherine Cresswell, Robert "Bob" Curley and Jim Taylor spoke for two hours at Mount Pleasant United Brethren Church on Pa. 997 in a laid-back, jovial atmosphere.
The trio addressed issues including illegal immigration, slots parlors and state pension funds. They also were able to identify what they personally feel are the major improvements needed in Pennsylvania's government.