Rock will not seek re-election

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Rep. Todd Rock (R-Franklin) issued the following statement this morning following his decision not to seek re-election in November 2014:

“After months of reflection and looking to the future, I have decided to not seek a fifth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  It has been an honor and a privilege to represent the people of the 90th District in Harrisburg.  I would like to thank my dedicated staff for their tireless efforts and commitment to this office over the years.  I also thank the voters of the 90th District who entrusted me with this position.

“Over the past seven years, the ethical climate in Harrisburg has improved substantially.  As a member of the reform movement in the House, I am honored that I had the opportunity to help enact new legislative rules that put an end to many unethical practices and helped restore public confidence in an institution that had been shaken by scandals and controversies.

“From the outset, my goal has always been to have a state government that is responsive to the needs of the people of Pennsylvania and that placed the interests of the public first.    I feel confident that the next person in this position will continue working for reform and accountability in state government, upholding these goals and remaining committed to the people of the 90th District full-time.

“When I initially ran for this office, one of my campaign promises was to serve no more than 10 years.  This announcement is in keeping with that promise.  I hope my self-imposed term limit will be an example for others to follow, as we continue to seek ways to improve and reform our state government.

“Beginning in January 2015, I will be working with D.L. George & Sons, Inc. one of the anchor industries in the Waynesboro community. This professional position will provide me the ability to utilize all of my previous life skills in the construction industry, education environment and public relations, while continuing to serve the Waynesboro community and support the local economy.

“Again, I offer my sincerest gratitude to those in the 90th District who have allowed me to serve as their state representative.”