Greg Rothman Wins Republican Nomination For 87th State House District Special Election

NEW KINGSTOWN — Republican conferees in the 87th State House District met at the New Kingstown Fire Company this morning and selected Cumberland County GOP Chairman Greg Rothman as their nominee in the upcoming Special Election on August 4th.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to represent our Party in such a critical election on August 4th,” Rothman said. “Governor Tom Wolf and his fellow Democrats in Harrisburg are trying to impose new tax on everything from diapers and day care to nursing home care and caskets. I look forward to spending the coming weeks talking with voters about ways we can bring fiscal commonsense to Harrisburg.”

Due to Rothman’s status as both County Chairman and candidate, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania assisted with the implementation of the conferee meeting. The 87th State House District seat was recently vacated by former State Representative Glen Grell, who accepted a position as the Executive Director of the Public Schools Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS).

About Greg Rothman

Rothman, who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of RSR Realtors in Lemoyne, served in the Marine Corps from 1991 to 2001. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the National Veterans Business Development Corporation to empower veterans to segue into entrepreneurship. He was also appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to the State Real Estate Commission, where he currently serves as Vice-Chairman.

He graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in 1985. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and graduated first in his class with a Master of Science degree in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University, where he earned awards for both highest GPA and best thesis.

He has an extensive background of community service including leadership posts for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, and the Harrisburg Young Professionals.