Schreiber seeking re-election in 95th House District

Greg Gross

State Rep. Kevin Schreiber hopes to continue to hold the dubious honor of being the lone Democrat from York County serving in the General Assembly.

The two-term representative said he'll seek re-election this year in the 95th House District. He'd like to continue working with Gov. Tom Wolf on vital state issues, he said.

"The job's not done," Schreiber said. "We have a geat governor and we need to try to get him the support he needs."

Schreiber, who was first elected in a May 2013 special election, would continue to hold the lone Democrat title if he's re-elected and if a fellow Democrat isn't elected in one of the six other House districts, all held by Republicans, in the county. No Democrats have publicly announced a challenge to the GOP incumbents.

However, Republican Joel Sears has announced he's running against Schreiber.

Re-election: Should Schreiber, 35, gain the votes for re-election, his focus in the House will continue to be on education and state funding to local school districts.

"It raises a concern. The level of disparity in York County let alone the state," he said. "Our basic funding formula is woefully out of date."

Education funding played a prominent role in the 2014 gubernatorial election that saw Wolf unseat then-incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and in the ongoing state budget crisis that has driven a deep divide between Democrats and Republicans.

"The polarization's not good," Schreiber said. "We need people who are willing to compromise. We need people who are willing to work together."

Background: Schreiber, who is originally from the Philadelphia area, is a 2002 York College graduate who earned his masters in public administration from Penn State in 2012.

Before being elected to the House, Schreiber was York City's economic and community development director.

He lives in York City with his wife, Jen, and their dog, Lucy.

The 95th House District includes York City, West York, Spring Garden Township and part of West Manchester Township.

Rank-and-file members of the House are paid $85,339 yearly.

The primary is April 26.

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