Diamond to Seek Re-Election

January 2, 2024

State Representative Russ Diamond (R-102, Lebanon County) today announced that he will be seeking re-election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2024. A life-long Lebanon County resident, Diamond believes his efforts have been successful in providing Lebanon County values a strong voice in Harrisburg.

Diamond's early objections and legislative leadership in 2020 against former Governor Tom Wolf's Covid-related business and school shutdowns eventually led to Pennsylvania becoming the only state in the nation to reduce its governor's emergency powers through constitutional amendments approved by voters in 2021.

His outspoken advocacy for election integrity earned him a seat on the Joint State Government Commission's Election Law Advisory Board, where he serves as the voice of the House Republican Caucus.

In 2017, Diamond successfully shepherded legislation into law providing Lebanon County's municipalities, first responders, and non-profits with a direct revenue stream from gaming revenue which has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding for local projects. Diamond was named Republican Chair of the House Gaming Oversight Committee in 2023.

His solid legislative record on issues such as life, firearms rights, and fiscal responsibility accurately represent the majority of residents of the 102 District, which includes Annville, Bethel, Cold Spring, East Hanover, Heidelberg, Jackson, Millcreek, North Annville, North Londonderry, Swatara, and Union townships as well as the boroughs of Cleona, Jonestown, Myerstown, Palmyra and Richland.

"It's been an honor to represent the people I grew up with in Harrisburg," Diamond said. "They've placed their trust in me to serve them to the best of my abilities in the General Assembly, and I look forward to earning their vote for re-election so I can continue that work."

Voters can learn more about Diamond's re-election campaign online at www.russdiamond.vote and by following his campaign page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/friendsofrussdiamond.

The Republican primary election will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd.

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