Stephanie Borowicz seeks Hanna’s seat

MCELHATTAN- Saying she wants to take a stand for her community and to make state government more accountable to the people of the 76th Legislative District, Stephanie Borowicz has announced she will challenge state Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre counties, by seeking the Republican nomination in the April 26 Primary Election.

“Unlike our current state representative, I am not a career politician,” said Borowicz. “Instead, I am a concerned citizen who is tired of the heavy hand of state government. Like you, I am sick of the political nonsense pouring out of Harrisburg and Washington, burdening our citizens and restricting our religious and economic freedoms,” she said in announcing her candidacy.

Borowicz, 38, lives in Linnippi Village with her husband, Jason, and their three children, Braden, 14; Jacob, 12; and Micah, 9.

Born and raised in Orlando, Fla., Borowicz said she moved to Central Pennsylvania in 2009 to help friends build a church. She and her husband serve as associate pastors at the church, located in Jersey Shore.

A former fourth grade Christian school teacher, Borowicz also served as president of the non-profit organization Make A Stand USA, which she and her sister, Tara Waisanen, created in Florida.

“The goal of the organization was to hold prayer rallies in each state, bringing the country back to God,” she said.

She said Hanna has been in office for 25 years and has continuously supported increasing taxes and spending.

Last October, she said he voted to increase the personal income tax by 16 percent.

“The residents of Clinton and Centre counties simply can no longer afford Mike Hanna’s tax and spend agenda,” she said.

“Our state and community are at a crucial juncture,” said Borowicz. “It is time that the people of the 76th district the farmers, businessmen and women, doctors and nurses, lawyers, pastors, teachers, and stay-at-home moms link arms and send a clear message to Mike Hanna and the state of Pennsylvania. We understand that freedom belongs to us and that the money is better off in the hands of the people.”

“We live in a wonderful community with strong conservative values and hard-working Americans. With your support, I will take your ideas, values, and solutions to Harrisburg and fight for you,” said Borowicz.

Borowicz received a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University in liberal studies, with a minor in Bible. She is a former fourth grade teacher and president of a non-profit organization.

The 76th District has an estimated population of just over 63,000 people and encompasses all of Clinton County, and the townships of Benner, Boggs, Burnside, Curtin, Haines, Howard, Liberty, Marion, Miles, Snow Shoe and Union, and the boroughs of Howard, Milesburg, Snow Shoe and Unionville in Centre County.