Congressman Lloyd Smucker
11th District of Pennsylvania
Lloyd Smucker wants to reignite the American Dream. He believes this can be achieved by working to increase economic opportunity for everyone, reining in Washington’s out-of-control spending, and providing regulatory relief to small businesses so they can expand and create jobs.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Smucker owned and operated the Smucker Company for 25 years, and grew the small business to eventually employ more than 150 people.
He served two terms in the Pennsylvania State Senate where he chaired the Committee on Education. In that capacity, he pioneered reforms to increase accountability in education spending and worked to ensure Pennsylvania students had access to quality education. Rep. Smucker led the charge to hold elected officials accountable by proposing reforms to the ethics guidelines. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, he made it a priority to rein in spending, and built a reputation as an independent-minded conservative who seeks creative solutions to complex problems.
Lancaster Online has praised Rep. Smucker's accessibility, and notes that he has “a reputation as a fierce advocate” for his constituents.
Rep. Smucker serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Education and Labor committees.
He lives in West Lampeter Township with his wife, Cindy, and three children.
Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill
Pennsylvania's 28th District
As a former small business owner, Kristin has made government efficiency a point of emphasis throughout her tenure in public service. As a member of the Common Sense Caucus in the House in 2017, she helped uncover special fund accounts and balances totaling more than $3 billion to help end a budget impasse and balance the state’s books without the need for a broad-based tax increase. She led the fight to expose the gross misuse of taxpayer dollars by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission.
She takes her responsibility to manage taxpayer dollars very seriously. She does not participate in the State Employees Retirement System or health insurance program, and she commutes to and from Harrisburg using her own vehicle without accepting mileage reimbursement.
Kristin is passionate about ensuring a quality education for young people throughout the commonwealth. She served on the school board of the Dallastown Area School District for three years and did not raise taxes during her entire tenure. As a lawmaker, she helped create a program to help at-risk youth earn a high school diploma or equivalent education, as well as a law to help veterans, military members and their families maintain state teaching certification when they are forced to relocate.
Her experience in both state and local government gives Kristin a unique perspective on the process of funding our schools, which is why she lists property tax relief for her constituents as a priority. Having realized the challenges associated with owning a business, Kristin is a strong proponent of improving Pennsylvania’s business climate.
Kristin resides in York Township, with her husband Rick. They have three children: Victoria, Gavin and Spencer.