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Rich has identified three issues he will be working towards:
1. Covid 19
2. Healthcare and Coverage
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Rich Sterner is a Pennsylvanian through and through. He grew up in Western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, and has always lived in the state. He is a career Pennsylvania educator, high school principal and school board officer.
Decision to Run
Rich’s long career as principal included an opportunity to look into the eyes of each graduating senior as the student was about to receive his or her diploma. Rich saw these small-town young people, about to enter a world of decisions and divisions, and knew that each graduate had the potential and ability become a productive citizen.
Ultimately, having this experience every spring was a big part of Rich’s decision to become a candidate for Pennsylvania Senate in District 33. In the Senate, he would provide calm and informed leadership, making the district
and the state better places for everyone, including those graduating students.
After graduating from high school, Rich was a worker on a dairy farm before attending Shippensburg University. There he earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. After college, Rich worked in the restaurant industry, as service manager for Allenberry Inn and
Playhouse. He returned to Shippensburg to earn a Social Studies/History Degree in Education, and then eventually going on the earn his Master’s in Educational Administration.
Rich began his career as a history teacher in The Upper Adams School District. After several years in the classroom he was given the opportunity to develop the first middle school for UASD and of course became the very first middle school principal in that district. He then became
principal at Biglerville High School, where he remained for 17 years. During his tenure, Rich guided traditional disciplinary programs to a positive new direction. It led students, teachers, counselors and other helpers to solve problems, rather than to assign blame or punishment.
Rich also instituted an early program to provide a computer for the use of each student. Biglerville High School was one of the first five high schools in Pennsylvania to institute such a program.
Rich became a member of the Bermudian Springs School Board upon his retirement, and was soon elected as vice president. He still serves in that capacity. As a member of that board, Rich serves on the newly created Adams County Technical Institute (ACT I); this program allows Adams County students to work together while they build toward careers in technical fields.
Rich feels that we are all responsible for each other. “Leadership, Integrity, Compassion and Honor should be cornerstones of our society and our communities”.
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Rich Sterner (Democratic Party) is running for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate to represent District 33. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. He advanced from the Democratic primary on June 2, 2020.
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Dr. Eric Eshbach, one of two speakers, introduces Rich Sterner at the Launch of Sterner for PA Senate District 33. Watch and listen as Dr. Eshbach describes Rich's qualities. Ethical, Diplomatic, Discerning and just Kind. Rich is hard-working, listens and acts fairly, works with you and for you. “Harrisburg needs leaders like Rich Sterner. I’m privileged to call him a friend and you will soon be privileged to call him Senator.”
It’s a thrill to introduce Rich Sterner. He is an ideal candidate and we would love to help make him our next State Senator. As President of the School Board for Upper Adams School District, I got to see up close how Rich was dedicated to his job, to his students, and to public education. “There is no one that gave more of himself, in the same way I know he will give to being a State Senator.” He’s interested in your concerns, he’s a good listener, and Rich will be responsive to your questions.
I'm a Democrat. I know there are a lot of Democrats in the room, but there are a lot of friends in the room that are not Democrats. There are Independent friends in the room. I also have many Republican friends in the room, and I emphasize the word 'friends'.
I will represent everybody in Senate District 33, not just Democrats, with Leadership, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor. Compassion is the most important of these four and that is how I will represent you as your Senator in District 33.
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