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What Voters Are Looking for In the 2014 Election

From jobs to tax reform, voters are looking for action in 2014
HUNTINGDON, HUNTINGDON COUNTY - Residents of Huntingdon County came out to Juniata College tonight to hear from these candidates, to find out where they stand on the key issues, before the head to the polls on May 20.
 
For Jim Hyslop, of Huntingdon, is about to retire, and for that reason, one of the key issues at the top of his list is tax reform.
 
"My school taxes have gone up every year for the last five or six years. I'm looking for some solutions on how we can change that real-estate tax to something that's more equitable for everybody."
 
Hyslop and other voters are also concerned with schools.
 
"I would hope that education would be part of it,” said Randy Carper of Huntingdon. “Work too. Huntingdon County is especially in need of having additional jobs, creation of jobs."
 
Job creation seemed to be at the top of everyone's list. Specifically because of the fact that so many workers and jobs are leaving the Huntingdon County.
 
"We have what they call a job drain,” said Bruce Lane, of Todd Township. “Kids grow up and leave home. I have a son that left home and went to South Carolina and another one, too. Both graduated from Penn State. The other is in Michigan."
 
While voters are looking for solutions to these problems, they hope whichever candidate wins out follows through with their ideas.
 
"It's a question of taking those ideas and actually getting them done and that's what I'm looking for someone who can push that to actually make it happen instead of just talking about it."
 
More information on some of the candidates at the forum is located at the list below:
 
Rich Irvin and Rep. Mike Fleck are running for the house seat in the 81st District.
 
Sen. John Eichelberger is running unopposed in the 30th District.
 
Sen. Jake Corman is running unopposed in the 34th District.
 
Kerith Strano Taylor is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

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