NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2005
Panyard for Governor
36 W. Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
GOP GOVERNOR CANDIDATE URGES NO VOTE ON SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RETENTIONS
(Harrisburg, PA) Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Panyard today urged Pennsylvania voters to cast no votes on November 8 on the retention of state Supreme Court Justices Russell Nigro and Sandra Newman.
Panyard is the only gubernatorial candidate thus far to state his position on the retention of the two justices seeking renewed 10 year terms to the states highest court.
I want to start a revolution in this state, overthrow the New Monarchy of judges, lawmakers and the governor and end business as usual in Harrisburg, Panyard said.
If we are going to turn the state around and return justice and integrity to state government, the retention election for the justices is as good a place to start a revolt as any, Panyard said.
The recent judicial, legislative and executive pay raise disgrace was a combined effort of the Supreme Court, the Republican and Democrat leadership in the General Assembly and the Democrat governor. There are no checks and balances in Pennsylvania state government, Panyard said.
My opponents are afraid to state their positions on the issue of retention because they favor business as usual in state government and dont want to step on any political toes, Panyard said.
The people of Pennsylvania have a rare opportunity to make themselves heard loudly on Nov. 8 and I pray they will take this opportunity to let the New Monarchy know they are angry about the pay grab, the political incest and a host of other factors impeding an open and transparent government in Harrisburg, Panyard said.
Panyard, the former President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, formally announced his gubernatorial candidacy in Harrisburg on Sept. 29. -30-
Vice Chairman of Voter Education