Tom Murt, who is challenging GOP incumbent Sue Cornell for the Republican spot on the ballot for the 152nd state house, has been very diligent about sending me his press releases. Here is a recap of what he's been doing lately:
Thomas P. Murt, a candidate for State Representative in the 152nd Legislative District has:
* further articulated his position on PENNDOT’s Woodhaven Road Expressway Project. Murt has pledged to fight against this PENNDOT project and instead, support the Route #1 Alternative proposal.
* called for the re-establishment of a Lower Moreland Historical Association
* pledged to seek state support for storm water management and flooding problems in Lower Moreland Township and in Huntingdon Valley
* pledged his support for the revitalization of the Philmont Avenue corridor
* called for a dialogue regarding the establishment of a walking trail along the former railroad line through Lower Moreland Township and Bryn Athyn
* been awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service in the U.S. Army Reserve
* pledged to support and seek state funding for prominent and permanent historical markers commemorating the Battle of Crooked Billet which took place in Hatboro on May 1st, 1778. Murt envisions a trail of history in Hatboro, documenting the location of the battle and the historical particulars such as the bivouac and skirmish locations
He always ends his press releases with a district description; this is something I appreciate since it's hard to keep all these things straight in my memory:
The 152nd Legislative District includes the townships of Upper Moreland and Lower Moreland, the boroughs of Hatboro and Bryn Athyn, and sections of the townships of Upper Dublin and Horsham, and the Philmont Heights section of Northeast Philadelphia.
Mike Paston is running for the Democratic slot on the ballot and does not have a challenger in the primary.