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York College to host candidate forum for 95th legislative district seat

October 25, 2016
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York College will host a public forum for the candidates running for 95th Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 2, in Weinstock Lecture Hall, Willman Business Center. Democrat Carol Hill-Evans and Republican Joel Sears will discuss issues of concern to students and the community.

The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and the History and Political Science Student Union, as well as the York NAACP.


Hill-Evans was first elected to York City Council in November 2007 and sworn into office in January 2008. After winning a re-election bid for a third term, she was again sworn into office on January 2016. Hill-Evans serves as Council president, as well as chair of the Rules and Administrative Code Committee. She is also a member of the Police, Fire, Public Works, and Economic and Community Development committees, and a member of the Officers and Employees Retirement Board. Hill-Evans also served as vice president of Council from 2008 to 2011 and as member of the York City Planning Commission.


A lifelong resident of York City, she attended city schools, and in 2001, earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State York. Hill-Evans was a founding member of the Veterans Memorial Park Neighborhood Association and served for two years as its president.


Sears is president of Fleet Technologies, Inc., a software design and consulting firm he founded in 1981. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years and spent four years in private business. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and completed graduate coursework in operations research at Georgia Tech.


Sears and his family have lived in the 95th Legislative District since 1997. From 2011 - 2015, he served on the board of school directors of the York Suburban School District and the Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, and as president of the York County Taxpayers Council. Sears is a frequent guest editorial writer for the York Sunday News and appears weekly on the Gary Sutton Show on WSBA. In his spare time, he is the manager and lead trombonist of the Gettysburg Big Band.