The Issues

ELIMINATING PROPERTY TAXES

Property taxes are out of control.  They are forcing senior citizens out of their homes, squeezing the checkbooks of middle-aged taxpayers and making it nearly impossible for young people to realize the American Dream of buying and owning a home.  Joe Kerwin supports eliminating school property taxes so that taxpayers can afford to keep their homes.

PROTECTING TAXPAYERS

Joe Kerwin believes that Pennsylvania has a spending problem and not a revenue problem.  Career politicians in Harrisburg continue to over-spend, over-regulate and overtax Pennsylvania families and taxpayers.  Joe Kerwin will fight to eliminate wasteful spending and will not raise taxes on the hard-working taxpayers of Schuylkill and Dauphin counties.

PROMOTING JOB CREATION

The ability to pursue the American Dream in Pennsylvania is dying.  Job crushing regulations, unfunded mandates, and high taxes have stymied the creation of family-sustaining jobs.  Pennsylvania continues to lag behind other states in job creation. Joe Kerwin will support pro-growth policies that help create a job-friendly environment for businesses to create jobs.

FIGHTING FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

Joe Kerwin opposes sanctuary cities and communities that harbor and protect illegal immigrants.  As our State Representative Joe will introduce legislation to end the practice of sanctuary cities and communities that provide safe harbor to illegal immigrants who commit crimes.

ENSURING ACCESS TO A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION

Every parent wants the best education for their children.  Joe Kerwin is a graduate of public schools; he believes in investing in public education as well as programs that allow parents to determine the best education choices for their children.  Joe supports our public schools as well as providing alternatives for children and families that seek alternatives to traditional public education.

REFORMING STATE GOVERNMENT

Joe Kerwin is not a politician.  He is running for State Representative to end nepotism and favoritism in government, make government more transparent and accountable. For too long career politicians in Washington D.C., Pottsville, and Harrisburg have been forced upon us.  Joe Kerwin will fight for everyone in the 125th District, not just the politically connected.

DEFENDING THE 2nd AMENDMENT

Joe Kerwin Is committed to protecting the 2nd Amendment from the liberal activists in Harrisburg and Washington D.C. who want to restrict our 2nd Amendment rights and our ability to protect our families and ourselves.

PROTECTING THE UNBORN

Joe Kerwin is proudly pro-life.  He supports the sanctity of life and believes that we need to educate people on the alternatives to abortion like adoption. Joe is proud to be endorsed by the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.