Sign Joe Waltz's petition at one of these upcoming events

Every candidate for public office must get a certain number of signatures from electors in their district in order to be placed on the Primary Election ballot. There is a short, three-week window to do this. 

Several events have been planned to help make it easier to sign petitions.

Joe Waltz, candidate for PA House District 76, will be present at each of the events.

SOUP & SIGN

February 4: 6-8 p.m.
Clinton County Government Building
2 Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA

Enjoy free soups (six choices) and sign petitions for Democrats seeking office.
PETITIONS & CAMARADERIE

February 8: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Liberty Book Shop
1 E. Park St., Avis, PA

Light snacks provided
PIZZELLES & PETITIONS

February 15: 1-2:30 p.m.
Citizen’s Hose Fire Department
415 Fourth St., South Renovo, PA

Light snacks provided
SNUG & SIGN

February 6: 7-8 p.m.
Avenue 209 Coffee Shop
209 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, PA

Enjoy a free performance by local band SNUG and sign petitions!
(MINI) SOUP & SIGN

February 9: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friendship Community Center
127 Main St., Beech Creek, PA

Enjoy free soups (three choices)


Can you collect petition signatures for Joe?

We’ll be door-knocking before or after three of the petition events:

  • February 8 (12-2 p.m. in Avis)
  • February 9 (1-3 p.m. in Beech Creek)
  • February 15 (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in South Renovo)

Can you join us!?

Joe Waltz launches campaign for 76th District seat

Joe Waltz, 68, of Lock Haven, PA, has announced his candidacy for the 76th State House seat.

He will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the April 28th Primary election.

After serving 34 years as an educator, Waltz retired from the Keystone Central School District in 2007. 

“I’m running for State Representative because I believe that commonsense, compromise and reforms can make our government more effective and efficient,” said Waltz. “My life experiences and years of public service make me uniquely qualified to represent the people of the 76th District.”

Waltz said his campaign will focus on the issues that keep people awake at night — jobs and decent pay; quality, affordable education; fiscal responsibility and accountability to the taxpayer. 

“Our area has many attractive qualities for businesses, and I will work tirelessly to encourage business growth and new opportunities for residents,” said Waltz. “In addition, I saw firsthand how education can transform and uplift lives. I will support our schools, fight for quality college and technical education offerings, and stand up against unfunded mandates in Harrisburg that overburden our schools.”  

Waltz also noted that he will champion quality infrastructure — including roads, bridges, and broadband internet, as well as a safe environment for rural Pennsylvania.

“Roads, bridges, broadband … these are vital to the success of rural Pennsylvania. They directly impact our ability to properly compete in the modern economy and access educational resources, job opportunities, and health services,” Waltz said. 

Waltz has been a resident of Clinton County for nearly 50 years. He was raised on a farm in Lycoming County and graduated from Montoursville High School in 1969. He earned a degree in education from Mansfield University in 1973.  Waltz has been married to the former Stephanie Klecker, a retired small business owner and Clinton County native, for 37 years.

Waltz is a member of the Lock Haven Kiwanis, Clinton County Historical Society, and Clinton County Economic Partnership; a social member of Lock Haven Sons of Italy; and a former member of PA Interscholastic Athletic Association. Waltz was chairman of the Clinton County Democratic Committee from 2014-2018. He also served on the City of Lock Haven Planning Commission.

Campaign kick-off event planned for February 1, 2020

Joe Waltz

Join fellow residents of Pennsylvania’s 76th Legislative District on Saturday, February 1, 2020, for the official campaign kick-off event for Joe Waltz for State Representative.

The event will take place at Avenue 209 Coffee Shop, 209 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven.

Waltz, 68, of Lock Haven, will speak about why he decided to run for public office and what he hopes to accomplish once elected.

Read the official campaign announcement press release here.

Voter Outreach Event

Following the kick-off announcement event on February 1, volunteers will be canvassing with petitions. Joe needs at least 300 petition signatures in order to be placed on the Primary Election ballot.

Volunteering will take place between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1.

Please sign up to volunteer on February 1st by using this form.