Chairman’s Message: May 27, 2022

Good afternoon, 

I hope you and your families have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Please see the information below for upcoming LCRC events and announcements. 

EVENTS: Event: LCRC Re-Organizational Meeting Date: Thursday, June 9, 7:00pm-8:30pm Location: Lincoln Republican Club-Social Hall The LCRC re-organizational meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 9 and will be held at 7pm. The purpose of the reorganizational meeting will be to elect officers of the LCRC in accordance with the by-laws of the LCRC as stated below. Please note that the term for the officers is two years (2022-2024) and the following positions are subject to nomination: 

  1. Chairman
  2. Vice Chair
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer

Event: Friends of John Schlegel-Golf OutingDate: Friday, June 10, 4:00pm-8:00pmLocation: Iron Valley Golf Club Details: Click here for more information Friends of John Schlegel have scheduled a 9-hole golf outing at Iron Valley Golf Course on Friday, June 10. The golf out starts at 4:00pm and will be a shotgun start. Tickets are also available to attend the dinner after golf. Please see the attached flyer for sponsorship opportunities and additional details for this event.
Event: Old Annville Day Date: Saturday, June 11, 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Annville-Main Street The LCRC has secured an exhibit booth for Old Annville Day.  All committee members and candidates are invited to represent the LCRC at the booth during the event. Please email the LCRC office and indicate if you wish to volunteer for the event and please note that we ask that volunteers sign up for 1–2-hour shifts. 

Attn: Lebanon County Republican Committee Members, 
I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks and appreciation to all of the individuals who volunteered their time and efforts to assist the Lebanon County Republican Committee during these last two years. The 2020-2022 election cycles were hectic, tumultuous, and at times…. sorrowful. 
Although Lebanon County lost two dedicated public servants in 2021, I am confident that our county is well positioned for the future as our team of GOP elected officials have represented the residents of Lebanon County constructively and effectively. 
Registered Republican voters in Lebanon County for the Primary Election Cycle of 2020 numbered 47,432.  I am happy to report that as of May 24, 2022 the number of registered Republican voters in Lebanon County sits at 50,045, an increase of 2,613 registered Republican voters in just the past two years. 
The passage of ACT 77 has fundamentally altered how elections are conducted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has assisted in fostering a distrust in our electoral system of government. Many of the residents I have met in Lebanon County are deeply unsettled with our elections and this should be of great concern to all of our public officials. 
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission and Pennsylvania Supreme Court have established the legislative and congressional district maps which will now exist until the census of 2030 is completed. Pennsylvania House Districts 98, 101 and 102 have been established and our GOP candidates for the General Election of 2022 are well positioned for victories in the Fall. 
I am pleased to report that the entire geographical footprint of Lebanon County will remain in the 48th State Senatorial and 9th Congressional District. This is invaluable to Lebanon County residents and ensures our interests will be well represented in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. for the next decade. 
In these volatile times, let us not forget that as Americans, we all have more in common than what differentiates us. Compromise, civility and respect for other people’s opinions should not be viewed with disdain. This should be welcomed as a sign of a vibrant and healthy democracy. 
Again, thank you to the numerous people who offered their encouragement and support during my tenure as Chairman of the Lebanon County Republican Committee.  I hope that you feel I represented Lebanon County with professionalism, dedication and integrity during my time as Chairman. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of the LCRC for another term as Chairman. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward W. Lynch Jr. 
 Lebanon County Republican Committee