Daywalt announces candidacy

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Rita Daywalt has announced her candidacy for State House of Representatives for the 90th District.

“I am a proven fiscal, as well as socially conservative Republican who believes in term limits.  I believe that public service is a sacrifice you make for the benefit of your community. It is not meant to be a lifelong career. As your representative, I will work tirelessly to achieve true property tax reform and protect our 2nd Amendment rights. I am pro-life and I will always work to protect the rights of the unborn,” said Daywalt in a news release.

Daywalt, a Chambersburg native, graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in 1986.  After attending both community college and the University of Michigan, where she focused on Health Care Administration, she worked for seven years for a multi-national manufacturing software development and implementation company.  For the next twelve years she operated her own small business in the facilities management industry.  

Daywalt lives on and operates a small family farm in Waynesboro, with her husband, Clint Geesaman, and their three children, Tyler, Eli and Grace.

Daywalt was elected to the Waynesboro Area School board in 2011.  She currently serves as vice president of the Joint Schools Committee at the Franklin Learning Center.  For the past 15 years, she has served in positions within both the educational and the special needs communities.  Daywalt has been a parent advocate, a member of the county advisory council on education, a board member for the county ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) and a member of the county RESA (Regional Education Services Administration).  Daywalt is a member of the NRA (National Rifle Association), the Waynesboro American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose, and the Waynesboro Lions Club, where she serves as the parade committee chairman.

“I look forward to meeting voters in the coming weeks as I campaign door to door throughout the 90th district,” said Daywalt. “I welcome your thoughts and comments, and ask for your vote and support at the May 20th primary.”

Daywalt will host a “Meet & Greet” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad meeting room, 603 W. Main St.