Chairman’s Weekly Message: February 25, 2022

Good morning, 

I hope this email finds you and your families safe and healthy. Please see the information below for upcoming LCRC events. 


Event: State Senator Chris Gebhard Reception Date: Saturday, March 26, 5:30pm-10:30pm Location: Blue Bird Inn, Cornwall Details: NCAA Elite 8 Extravaganza A reception has been scheduled to support State Senator Chris Gebhard at the Blue Bird Inn. The event is being held during two of the NCAA Basketball Elite 8 games.  Please click here for additional information, sponsorship opportunities, etc.  Please contact Justin Shuey at to RSVP for this event.  

Event: Lebanon County Young Republicans ReceptionDate: POSTPONED Location: Steitz Club, LebanonDetails: Presidents’ Day PaloozaThe Lebanon County Young Republicans Presidents’ Day Palooza event is postponed.  A new date will be announced shortly.  Please click here for additional information, sponsorship opportunities, etc.  Please contact Christian Brightbill at to RSVP for this event.   

Event: Lebanon County Council of Republican Women Date: Tuesday, March 1, 6:00pm-8:00pmLocation: Red Headed League and Public House (above Market) Steitz RoomDetails: Guest Speakers-ELCO School Board members Rachel Moyer and Bonnie Kantner. Please click here for an application for membership to the Lebanon County Council of Republican Women. Please contact LCRC Office Manager, Jill Martin, if you have any additional questions. 


LCRC Member Richard “Dick” Bleistine Sr.Long time LCRC Committee Member, former Lebanon City Council Member, Navy Veteran and public servant, Richard “Dick” Bleistine Sr. passed away earlier this week. Mr. Bleistine was a dedicated public servant to our community and he was deeply devoted to his family, country and Lebanon County. Please keep the Bleistine family in your thoughts during this difficult time.  Kreamer Lund Funeral Home will be handling the services and additional information can be found at the link below:!/Obituary

2022 Pennsylvania Election Calendar:The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has established a start of date of nominating petitions for Pennsylvania Congressional and Statewide Candidates Only. The circulation of petitions for Congressional and Statewide Candidates will commence on Friday, February 25 and end on Tuesday, March 15. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, the state legislative election calendar has not yet been established by the PA Supreme Court. The LCRC will advise when an election calendar is established by the PA Supreme Court. 

LCRC District Meetings/Spring Endorsement Meeting: With the suspension of the state legislative election calendar, the LCRC District Meetings and LCRC Spring Endorsement meeting will be scheduled once the election calendar is finalized for state legislative offices. The LCRC will indicate the time period in which district meetings can commence and the date of the LCRC Spring Endorsement meeting. 


List of offices on the ballot for the Primary in May:Please see the list below of offices that will appear on the Primary ballot May 17. 

  1. United States Senate (one seat)
  2. Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  3. Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  4. 9th Congressional District
  5. 48th State Senatorial District
  6. 98th, 101st & 102nd Pennsylvania State House of Representative districts
  7. Lebanon County State Committee Member (five total seats)

Volunteering Opportunities:

Event: Lebanon County Young Republicans Petition Circulation Date: Saturday, February 26, 9:00am-12:00pm Location: Funck’s Restaurant, Palmyra The Lebanon County Young Republicans will be conducting petition circulation operations for the 9th Congressional District and Statewide offices in Palmyra Borough.  Volunteers will be meeting for breakfast at 9am and then proceed with the circulation of nominating petitions in Palmyra Borough. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward W. Lynch Jr. 
Lebanon County Republican Committee