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As the Franklin County Republican Committeeb(FCRC), we are responsible for filling vacancies on the Republican ticket occurring by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise. Currently, there are three vacancies on the ballot in Franklin County.

Longtime Chambersburg Councilmember Larry Hensley passed away unexpectedly in May; he represented the 4th Ward. The committee extends heartfelt condolences to his family and friends; Mr. Hensley represented the borough well.

In Quincy Township, Township Supervisor Steve Bakner resigned effective August 17th.

In Shippensburg Borough, Council President Bruce Hockersmith presented his resignation letter to borough council on August 15th. This seat is in the West Ward of the Borough.

FCRC intends to make this process as transparent and streamlined as possible; therefore, we encourage any Republican elector in those respective districts (Quincy Township, Shippensburg West Ward or
Chambersburg Borough 4th Ward) that have interest in serving to submit their name. The full committee will be conducting interviews of candidates on Wednesday, September 6th at 7 PM at the New Franklin
Fire Company (3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202). The individuals appointed will be placed on the ballot in November as the Republican candidate for that office.

If interested in being considered as the Republican candidate for these respective positions, please submit your name along with a letter of interest, including your qualifications, by emailing or contact us by phone at 717-263-7999.

For more information about FCRC, please visit, find them on social media, call 717-263-7999, email, or visit headquarters at 1931 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.


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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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