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Justin J. Simmons

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  • Justin Simmons' voting record 'conflicting'

    One of the best ways to learn about a legislator is to review his voting record and funding sources. The website votesmart.org provides unbiased facts regarding a candidate. State Rep. Justin Simmons voting record is at times very conflicting. The...
  • Increase minimum wage, education funding

    Republican state Rep. Justin Simmons takes the sad art of politics to a new low with his campaign mailings. He claims to have "delivered the highest state funding ever for schools." Instead, districts in the state have had to raise taxes, increase class...
  • Mike Beyer has compassion, common sense

    Mike Beyer is a truly nice, caring man. But I am voting for him for state representative from the 131st District because he has intelligence, compassion and common sense. Beyer vows to fight for the middle class, senior citizens and everyone in our...
  • Election 2014: What you need to know

    Election 2014: What you need to know
    Today your vote will decide whether Republican Tom Corbett becomes the first Pennsylvania governor not to win a second term since 1968, when it became OK to hold the office eight years.  Democrat Tom Wolf has led in the polls since spring, but Republicans...
  • Schweyer, Simmons, Harhart win for state House

    Schweyer, Simmons, Harhart win for state House
    Democrat Peter Schweyer will be joining incumbent Republican Justin Simmons in the state House next year, after both scored big victories Tuesday. With all 27 precincts reporting, Schweyer had an unofficial 70 percent of the vote for the newly created...
  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
  • NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it

    NRA-backed bill clears Pa. Legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it
    HARRISBURG — In the final minutes of the Pennsylvania legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue municipalities that enact ordinances stricter than state...
  • Justin Simmons opposes new, higher taxes

    Justin Simmons opposes new, higher taxes
    Justin Simmons is an honest and hardworking man in our 131st District. As state representative, he supports policies that are creating jobs and he opposes costly new taxes. He voted to eliminate school property taxes, sponsored legislation to help move...
  • Beyer, Simmons spar over severance tax, education

    The race between Republican incumbent Justin Simmons and Democrat Michael Beyer for the 131st District state House seat has already been more personal than most. That was in evidence Friday when they squared off at a candidates forum recorded at PBS39 in...
  • Political odd couple gets education group endorsement

    Political odd couple gets education group endorsement
    Republican state Sen. Pat Browne and Democratic state House challenger Mike Beyer won the endorsement of a pro-public education advocacy group Thursday. Browne is a two-term state senator and influential majority whip in the Republican controlled...
  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force. City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...