Republican Committee of Chester County backs Killion in the upcoming primary election for Pennsylvania’s 9th Senate District
CONCORD, PA – Small business owner and State Representative Tom Killion (R-168) picked up the endorsement last night of the Republican Committee of Chester County in the upcoming primary election for Pennsylvania’s 9th Senate District. Killion had previously been selected by a group of Republican Party conferees from Delaware and Chester Counties to serve as the party’s nominee in the Special Election, which will be held the same day as the primary.
Killion’s campaign will officially kick off tomorrow, Saturday, January 30th, with the official grand opening of his campaign headquarters located at 170 Painters Crossing in Chadds Ford at 10:30 a.m. Congressman Meehan will also attend and the campaign kick-off will feature a fun day for volunteers, mark the launch of circulating nominating petitions to place Killion on the primary ballot, and begin the process of contacting voters with Killion’s message of opposing personal and sales tax increases, controlling state spending, protecting open space, job creation, and increasing state funding for education.
“I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support my campaign has received in a few short weeks and the strong backing that I have received from the Republican committee people of both Delaware and Chester Counties,” said Killion. “If elected, I will continue to fight Governor Wolf’s proposed sales tax increase, which would hurt local businesses and jeopardize employment for thousands of retail employees in our region. We need representation in the Senate that will fairly evaluate the impacts of Governor Wolf’s proposals and fight for the best interests of local residents.”
“Pennsylvania needs true pension reform to address the long-term financial stability of the state budget and prevent massive property tax increases by local school districts,” said Killion. “Pennsylvania needs common sense liquor reform to replace our antiquated, Prohibition-era system that drives many residents across the border to Delaware to purchase beer, wine and alcohol. We need to spend taxpayer dollars more wisely and find new revenue sources that don’t require us to continue to raise taxes on working families. In the Senate, I will stand up for residents, not be beholden to special interests that have blocked the meaningful reform and necessary change we need to move Pennsylvania forward.”