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Rich has identified three issues he will be working towards:
(1) Education – Fair and equitable funding, including property tax reform, while maintaining a high standard of local control. Fund charter schools, and cyber charter schools by need, and not for profit, and hold them accountable. Eliminate standardized testing and create an evaluation system based on graduation data rates.
(2) Labor Force – Training beginning in high school and beyond for the tough and difficult jobs necessary for our local industries and farms. Immigration reform that insures our local economy.
(3) Local Emergency Services – Ensuring that our local heroes, paid or volunteer, have the resources, training and support they need from local and state governments.
To read Rich's plans and how he will work for everyone in District 33, click here
Rich Sterner grew up in Western PA outside of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Belle Vernon Area High School and worked full-time on a dairy farm during the summer.
Rich attended Shippensburg University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education. After college, Rich worked in the restaurant industry as the Service Manager for the Allenberry Inn and Playhouse.
In 1989, Rich returned to Shippensburg University where he earned his Master's in Education Administration - Social Studies and Elementary Certification. Rich was hired by Upper Adams School District in 1990 as a history teacher. In 1994, Rich became the first Middle School Principal in Upper Adams. In 1997 Rich became Principal of Biglerville High School where he remained until his retirement in 2015.
In 2018, Rich was elected to the Bermudian Springs School Board and six months later elected as the Vice President. As a member of the Bermudian Springs School Board, Rich now serves on the newly created Adams County Technical Institute (ACTI). This program allows Adams County students to work together while building toward careers in technical fields. In addition to his roles with the School Board, Rich has launched his candidacy for PA Senate District 33. "We need to show compassion for our fellow man. Leadership, Integrity, Compassion and Honor should be the cornerstone of our society and our communities."
"We are ALL responsible for each other."
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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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