Update on Congressional Redistricting

Emmaus, PA — “The unprecedented court order at the 11th hour by the state Supreme Court has created a great deal of uncertainty around Congressional races just as we approach the primary election,” said state Representative Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.

As The Morning Call pointed out on February 12th, “Members of Congress, dozens of first-time candidates, and millions of registered voters may find themselves living in a new district, a month before the deadline to file paperwork to run in congressional primaries.”  Over 500 different potential versions of congressional district maps have been produced to date.  In some of these maps, Mackenzie’s Lower Macungie neighborhood is drawn out of the 15th Congressional District.

While these actions have delayed the petition circulation period for Congress, state House petitions are proceeding on the original schedule and may be circulated starting today, February 13th.

“As a result of this unprecedented and unconstitutional course of events, there is significant uncertainty surrounding the upcoming elections,” said Mackenzie.  “Because of this uncertainty, many supporters have suggested, and I agree, that the best course of action is to circulate petitions for the state House district where I currently serve while congressional districts are being finalized,” Mackenzie continued.

“Our congressional campaign continues to go extremely well in terms of fundraising and support from the community, and I look forward to building on my record of conservative accomplishments and serving the people of our community,” Mackenzie concluded.

Lebanon County GOP Elected Officials Back Mackenzie

Leaders with deep Lebanon roots rally behind “Proven. Conservative. Results.” Campaign

Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for United States Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, earned the endorsement of critical Republican elected officials within Lebanon County.

“Ryan, we know you have worked with our own State House members, Frank Ryan and Russ Diamond, to push for a no tax increase budget as an alternative to Governor Wolf’s request for big tax increases,” the endorsement letter of the GOP officials states.

“We also appreciate you were involved in the massive tax reform effort in Harrisburg which eliminated the inheritance tax for small, family businesses so they could continue to operate,” continued their letter of endorsement.

“We need a strong, conservative leader in Washington and we know we can count on your to be just that person,” closed their letter of endorsement.  At the county-level, every GOP official endorsed Mackenzie.

The Lebanon County Republican elected officials who endorsed Mackenzie include:

  • Russ Diamond, State Representative
  • Frank Ryan, State Representative
  • Bill Ames, County Commissioner
  • Bob Phillips, County Commissioner
  • Dave Arnold, District Attorney
  • Donna Lutz, Recorder of Deeds
  • Bruce Klingler, Sheriff
  • Barbara Smith, Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
  • Sallie Neuin, Treasurer
  • Bob Mettley, Controller
  • Brian Craig, Register of Wills.
  • Sherry Capello, Mayor of Lebanon

 

“I am humbled by the strong showing of support from Lebanon County for our campaign,” said Ryan Mackenzie, “Lebanon voters can count on me to work hard and be their voice in Washington.”

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Key Northampton GOP Women Endorse Mackenzie

Lifelong activists rally behind “Proven. Conservative. Results.” Campaign

EMMAUS, PA:  Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for United States Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15thCongressional District, earned the endorsement of several key female Republican activists within Northampton County.

“Ryan understands that all issues are women’s issues,” said Mary Barket, Republican State Committee Member, “He will get things done without ever compromising on his principles.”

Other key Northampton GOP women to endorse Mackenzie include:

-Dottie Niklos, Northampton County Republican Committee member;

-Peg Ferraro, Northampton County Council Member and Republican State Committee

Member;

-Judith Ladonis; and,

-Linda Stubits.

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian, and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mackenzie Completes “30 Businesses in 30 Days” Tour

Visits underscore need for real reform and results in Washington

EMMAUS, PA:  Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, completed his “30 Businesses in 30 Days” tour throughout the district, underscoring his commitment to a strong economy for all Americans.

“From mom-and-pop shops to multi-million dollar enterprises, visiting with people where they work was educational and enjoyable,” said candidate Ryan Mackenzie after visiting 30 businesses, including manufacturing, professional services, firearms sales, food processing, and a tattoo shop.

“Despite the size of the companies I visited or the fields they represented, I heard many common themes,” continued Mackenzie, “They want a level playing field, an immigration system focused on what’s best for Americans, reduction of unnecessary regulations, tax relief, and a skilled workforce.”

The ‘30 Businesses in 30 Days’ tour closed on December 20, 2017.  Ryan Mackenzie encouraged any business in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, no matter how big or small, to invite him to visit their location to learn more about their needs and the reforms needed to grow America’s economy, create jobs and raise wages.

During his time in the state House of Representatives, Mackenzie has been an effective legislator who spearheaded legislation that was signed into law that reformed outdated regulations, eliminated the inheritance tax for small family businesses, helped veterans start their own businesses, and made meaningful improvements to healthcare delivery for stroke victims.

For his work, Mackenzie has been recognized as a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business.  He plans to maintain his efforts to help and promote a favorable business environment if elected to Congress.

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received an undergraduate degree from New York University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Santorum Endorses Mackenzie for Congress

“Blue Collar Conservatives” Champion Santorum Backs Mackenzie’s “Proven. Conservative. Results.” Campaign

EMMAUS, PA:  Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for United States Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15thCongressional District, earned the endorsement of former Presidential Candidate and Pennsylvania United States Senator Rick Santorum.

“I proudly and strongly endorse Ryan Mackenzie for Congress,” said Rick Santorum, “Ryan is focused on improving the lives of Americans and he has a track record of results.”

“Few candidates better understand the challenges facing American workers and the steps we need to take to start winning again in Washington,” continued Santorum, “Ryan gets it, and he is focused on an agenda that puts American workers first.”

“Furthermore, I know him to be a true conservative,” closed Santorum, “He is a consistent and principled pro-life legislator, having earned the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation in each of his campaigns for the state House.”

“I am truly thankful for Rick Santorum’s endorsement,” said Ryan Mackenzie.

“Rick Santorum wrote ‘Blue Collar Conservatives’ to bring the Republican Party back to our roots,” said Mackenzie. “Rick is a leader on the challenges confronting American workers: fair trade deals, tax relief, and healthcare reform, and he was a regular surrogate for Donald J. Trump on these issues during the 2016 election” said Mackenzie, “Our congressional campaign is about fighting for the reforms we need and getting results for American workers.”

Rick Santorum is a widely respected and recognized leader on conservative issues.  He is a former United States Senator from Pennsylvania and candidate for President of the United States.  He is the author of “Blue Collar Conservatives: Recommitting to an America That Works.”

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Mackenzie Endorsed by Nine State House Members From Within the 15th Congressional District

Written by Paul Engelkemier
PoliticsPA
Nov 28, 2017

15th Congressional district candidate state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) announced the endorsements of nine fellow state house members in his bid to replace retiring Congressman Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh).

“I am humbled to earn the support of state legislators from throughout the 15th Congressional District,” Mackenzie said.

In a letter, state Reps. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), Francis Ryan (R-Lebanon), Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon), Jerry Knowles,(R-Berks), Jim Cox (R-Berks), David Maloney (R-Berks), Joe Emrick (R-Northampton), Marcia M. Hahn (R-Northampton), and Zachary Mako, (R-Lehigh) announced they were endorsing Mackenzie’s bid.

“In the state House, we have worked alongside Ryan and we have seen him demonstrate consistent, conservative leadership on a wide range of issues.  Ryan has proven effective in delivering results,” the letter read.

The endorsements, especially after the exit of fellow state Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) from the race, will likely help Mackenzie with donors and building a network to help with the petition process next year.

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Mackenzie Launches “30 Businesses in 30 Days” Tour

Visits focus on small businesses and American workers

EMMAUS, PA:  Ryan Mackenzie, candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, launched his “30 Businesses in 30 Days” tour throughout the district, underscoring his commitment to a strong economy for all Americans.

“I’m visiting ‘30 Businesses in 30 Days’ because creating jobs in the private sector is my priority.  To help businesses grow, we need fewer regulations, lower taxes, and a skilled workforce,” said candidate Ryan Mackenzie.

“During my time in the state House, I have been successful in introducing numerous pieces of legislation that have been signed into law that reduced unnecessary regulation; eliminated the inheritance tax for small, family-owned businesses; and helped veterans return to work in the private sector,” continued Mackenzie.

Mackenzie’s record in the state House also earned him the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business.

“I hope to continue my efforts to help small businesses and American workers in Congress, and I am looking forward to hearing from individuals about the reforms we need at the federal level that they feel will best help grow our economy,” stated Mackenzie.

The ‘30 Businesses in 30 Days’ tour begins on November 20, 2017.  Ryan Mackenzie encourages any business in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District, no matter how big or small, to invite him to visit their location to learn more about their needs and the reforms needed to grow America’s economy, create jobs, and raise wages.

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received an undergraduate degree from New York University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

www.RyanForPa.com

Time to Start Winning in Washington

America is home to the best military in the world, the best system of higher education, the most innovative entrepreneurs, and most importantly, the hardest workers.  In many ways, we can see how God has blessed America.

Unfortunately, we also have a Congress that is failing us and is holding our country back from achieving greater heights.  Congress seems totally incapable of solving the biggest challenges facing us today.  Issues like health care and tax reform, immigration and securing our border, and serving our veterans seem to get lip service on the campaign trail, yet we see little or no positive change coming from Washington.

Obamacare has led to rising premiums, high deductibles, and coverage that does not meet the needs of many individuals and families.  An unfair tax system and burdensome regulations resulted in sluggish economic growth, stagnant wages, and underemployment or lack of participation in the job market altogether.  Kate Steinle’s death and other tragic incidents are a result of inaction on immigration issues that have given rise to sanctuary cities and policies that put all Americans in harm’s way.  Our veterans struggle to get the care they deserve after they come home.  This is unacceptable for the greatest country in the world.  Enough is enough.

We the People demand action and I am running for Congress to provide conservative leadership by advancing an America First agenda.  We need common sense solutions that address the most pressing problems facing the country.  Our government and elected leaders must put America and its people first, and we should not be ashamed to fight for that every day. As a ninth-generation resident of our area, I care deeply about our community.  I respect our flag, our military, and our country.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania as a state Representative for the past five years.

In the state House, I have built a proven track record as a strong fiscal conservative by fighting off reckless tax and spend proposals from our liberal governor, Tom Wolf.  I am also proud to have introduced, passed, and had signed into law a half dozen pieces of legislation.

I have focused on policies that help Pennsylvania workers.  Different pieces of legislation that I authored and that have been signed into law reduced unnecessary regulations; lowered and eliminated certain taxes, including the elimination of the inheritance tax on small family businesses; and will help our military members and veterans as they transition to the private sector and start their own businesses.

To improve healthcare, I have worked with local medical professionals to overhaul the process and procedures for stroke patients, thus ensuring they receive the appropriate care as quickly as possible.  I am grateful to have been able to be a part of this effort that will undoubtedly save lives.  Advocacy on issues relating to autism and individuals with special needs, combating the opioid epidemic, and reducing maternal mortality are all causes I am passionate about.

On immigration, my record is clear.  I have consistently voted to hold sanctuary cities accountable for willfully violating the law.  Additionally, I strongly support an E-Verify system, which protects American jobs. We must secure our border by building a wall, and oppose amnesty and radical open border policies that endanger Americans.

As a candidate for Congress, I vow to continue to fight for the American people just as I have in the state House.  I am confident that we can get results in spite of those who want to maintain the status quo or, worse, those who want to fundamentally change America.

It is time to start winning in Washington on the reforms Americans are demanding.  If Republicans who control Congress don’t start getting results fast, their majorities will be wiped away with only themselves to blame and current leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan will rightly be shown the door.

Ryan Mackenzie is a candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.  He is a 9th generation Pennsylvanian and is currently a state Representative serving portions of Berks and Lehigh Counties. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from New York University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mackenzie Endorses Trump

Pennsylvania State Representative Ryan Mackenzie Endorses Presumptive Republican Nominee, Donald Trump

“Donald Trump’s message of creating American jobs, helping our veterans, and applying business sense to government has resonated with Pennsylvanians and people across the country,” said state Representative Ryan Mackenzie. “This message has attracted thousands of Independents and Democrats to the Republican Party and generated passionate support for the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Mackenzie continued.

Mackenzie also stated, “On April 26th I voted for Donald Trump in Pennsylvania’s Republican Primary. Today, I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States and I encourage everyone to rally behind Donald Trump in order to get America back on the right track after years of disastrous economic and foreign policy led by President Obama and Secretary Clinton.”

PAID FOR BY MACKENZIE FOR CONGRESS

PAID FOR BY MACKENZIE FOR CONGRESS