Republican David Rowe announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 85th District on Tuesday. Rowe is a successful small business owner, local conservative Republican leader, and East Buﬀalo Township Supervisor.
“I am running to ﬁght for the hardworking people of Snyder and Union counties,” Rowe said. “We need stronger economic growth and more family-sustaining jobs, lower taxes, a robust farming community, and less burdensome regulation on small businesses and local municipalities. I will stand up for our conservative values against the liberal Harrisburg lobbyists and insiders who push for bigger, more intrusive, and more expensive government.”
The Speaker of the House announced that a special election will be held on August 20th to ﬁll the seat vacated by Fred Keller, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Prior to the special election, Republicans will have a conference of 17 delegates to nominate a candidate sometime in June. The Union County Republican Committee Chair will appoint 9 voting delegates, while the Snyder County Republican Committee Chair will appoint 8 voting delegates.
Rowe is both a solid social and ﬁscal conservative. He is 100% Pro-Life, an NRA member and fully committed to defending our Second Amendment rights, and believes in smaller government and low taxes. Rowe will protect traditional family values and religious liberty.
“As a local business owner and employer, I know the business community is constantly challenged with ever increasing government regulations and taxes,” explained Rowe. “That’s why as an East Buﬀalo Township Supervisor I have never voted to raise taxes or expand government regulations. I am ready to take this same conservative, common sense approach to Harrisburg.”
For the past nine years, Rowe has been the owner and operator of LBG Fitness Inc. (CrossFit Lewisburg) and employs six local residents. He attended National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan and participated in its Mandarin Chinese Immersion Study after two years of Christian missionary work as an educator in Southeast Asia. Rowe attends the New Hope Lutheran Brethren Church in East Buﬀalo Township and is a leader of its music ministry.
Rowe is an active leader in the local community, serving as Vice-Chairman of the East Buﬀalo Board of Supervisors; Secretary of the Union County Republican Committee; a member of the Capital Campaign Council of Evangelical Community Hospital; a Director of the Central Susquehanna Fire and Emergency Services board; and a Commissioner of the Buﬀalo Valley Regional Police Department, among other leadership roles. Rowe has ﬁnancially supported the Expectations Womens’ Center (a Pro-Life pregnancy aid center in the Lewisburg area), the Buﬀalo Valley Recreation Authority, the Union County Library, local youth sports clubs, and more.