9/9/20 Monthly Meeting


HIT is sponsoring a virtual candidate’s forum on September 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The forum features candidates for State House and Senate offices. Candidates Lindsay Drew (D, 106th PA House), and George Scott (D, 15th PA Senate) will take part. Unfortunately, Representative Tom Mehaffie (R, 106th PA House) and Senator John DiSanto (R. 15th PA Senate) have declined our invitation due to conflicts in their schedules. 

Our moderator will be Dr. Spero Lappas, JD, PhD.  Dr. Lappas will ask questions that were devised by HIT’s Election Team and Cabinet.  There will be some time for questions from the audience.  

Stop by to ask questions and get to know the candidates for your district!  Join by Zoom on 9/9/20 or call in using one-tap mobile: US: +13017158592,,82518017343#,,,,,,0#,,528564#


Lindsay Drew

Lindsay Drew is a self-employed single parent who grew up in a working middle-class family and works tirelessly for the common good. She’s running for State Representative because she believes government and our elected officials are no longer hearing the voice of the people and are being left behind in the decisions being made in Harrisburg. Her proven track record of action, advocacy, service above self-commitment to authenticity, and trustworthiness will make her the Representative the 106th district deserves.

          After experiencing personal tragedy through the loss of her younger sister in 2008 and becoming a mother in 2010, she felt called to give back to the community and advocate for others. Today, Lindsay is self-employed and provides marketing services to small businesses and non-profit organizations through her business and devotes much of her time to advocacy and service of others through involvement with non-profit organizations and public service as a Derry Township School Board Director. Lindsay also is the founder of The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, Inc., an organization created in memory of her sister which provides educational scholarships and grants to community organizations.

George Scott

George Scott was raised on a family farm in South Central Pennsylvania. After graduating from Georgetown University, George entered the U.S. Army and served our nation on active duty for 20 years at home and abroad in both peacetime and war. His service record includes time in South Korea along the demilitarized zone, the U.S. Virgin Islands as part of a disaster relief effort following Hurricane Hugo, Panama during Operation Just Cause, and the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. After commanding a battalion that consisted of over 1,800 soldiers, George retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel and continued his career of public service with the Central Intelligence Agency as a staff operations officer.

          In 2009, George returned home to South Central Pennsylvania and responded to a different calling: one of faith. He attended seminary and began serving as a pastor in his local community. He currently serves a congregation in Perry County. George lives in Dauphin County with his wife Donna, who is a small business owner, and has two college-aged children. Today, George continues to pursue his lifelong call to serve—this time as an elected representative of the people—because he understands that Pennsylvania’s 15th Senate District deserves a senator who will speak for everyone.


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