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SD-31: Temons Announces Run For Cumberland/York County Seat

“We need more builders in the Pennsylvania Senate. That’s how we make our shared vision a reality and build a Pennsylvania that works for all of us.”

With that statement, carpenter Mark Temons announced his campaign to seek the Democratic nomination in the 31st state Senate District in hopes of unseating two-term incumbent state Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York).

Temons, 45, works for a nonprofit that designs home improvement projects for accessibility. He owned a business building expensive houses before going to work for Lancaster-based United Disability Services designing home improvement projects with some government aid that allowed individuals with disabilities, older Pennsylvanians and veterans to stay in their homes.

“The home improvement projects that we were able to provide were essential to those families but they required a commitment from state government to invest our tax dollars back into our communities. And that’s a commitment I’m sorry to say our state legislature is no longer making,” Temons said in reference to the Whole Home Repairs Program that was not funded in the recently completed 2023-24 state budget.

Investment in infrastructure is a key to his campaign.

“When we are not able to invest in upkeep. When we don’t take care of our things. We get broken things and more bills. It’s the same with everything. We stop investing in public education in our schools, students and homeowners have suffered. We’ve put off repairs to our roads and bridges, and they’re quite literally falling apart. And that makes repairs even more costly down the road. You deserve a government that meets its obligations to your family.”

Temons, a native of Lock Haven, is a graduate of Niagara University. He and his wife Kristal Markle-Temons have four chlldren.

The 31st state senatorial district comprises the townships of Lower Allen and Upper Allen and the BOROUGHS of Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland and Shiremanstown in Cumberland County, as well as Carroll, Conewago, Dover, East Manchester, Fairview, Franklin, Manchester, Monaghan, Newberry, Warrington, Washington and West Manchester townships in York County. Also included in the boundary is the city of York and the boroughs of Dillsburg, Dover, Franklintown, Goldsboro, Lewisberry, Manchester, Mount Wolf, Wellsville, West York and York Haven.

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