Candidates Share Views on Business Topics

Candidates who will be on the ballot in the November 3rd election shared their views on business-related issues and the crisis on October 22nd.  The Chamber hosted a Candidate Forum with individuals running for the PA Legislature. The registered candidates for the 27th Senatorial District and House 107th and 109th District seats participated. 

The questions included the handling of business operations during the crisis, limited liability protection for businesses, the governor’s authority regarding emergency declarations, child care, and the state budget.

Each candidate was presented with the same five questions in rotating order with two minutes for each response. Fred Gaffney, president of the Chamber, was the moderator. The candidates were also given two minutes for closing remarks.

The following candidates participated:

27th Senatorial District – All of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, and Snyder counties and a portion of lower Luzerne County

  • John R. Gordner (R), incumbent, Berwick
  • Michelle Siegel (D), Selinsgrove

107th House District – All of Montour County and portions of Columbia and Northumberland counties

  • Ryan Bourinski (L), Mt. Carmel
  • Kurt A. Masser (R), incumbent, Elysburg

109th House District – Most of Columbia County

  • David Millard (R), incumbent, Berwick
  • Bill Monahan (D), Bloomsburg
  • Roger W. Nuss (I), Catawissa

A recording of the forum is available on YouTube.