Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, April 23, 1994, Image 39

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    TOM RIDGE: The right
for governor
Tom Ridge is what America is all
about. A working class kid from Erie,
Pa., every step up the ladder was a
challenge. But he never quit.
At school he studied hard and won a ,
four-year scholarship to Harvard.
In the Vietnam War, he served as
a non-com “grunt" and came home with
the Bronze Star for Valor and Vietnamese
Cross of Gallantry.
Back in school under the GI Bill.
Tom earned a law degree at Dickinson
College and served as Erie Assistant
District Attorney.
Then, in 1982. Republican Ridge
stunned political pundits by winning the
Congressional seat in northwestern
Pennsylvania despite an overwhelming
Democratic registration.
And, boy, did he earn the respect of
farmers and rural leaders. Ridge fought
our wetlands battles, won immediate
disaster aid for communities hard hit by
the 1991 drought, authored a federal law
that makes bank loans more available to
distressed rural communities, helped
assure fair milk prices, and more, much
Now the six-term Congressman has
accepted the call to serve as governor.
We know Ridge has the brains,
training, experience and courage to do
the job. He’s already proved that. But
first that “working class kid from Erie”
must win the Republican primary May
10. And that’s up to you.
Ag Coalition for
Tom Ridge, who’s seeking the Republican nomination for gover
nor May 10, wows son Tommy with this farm tractor on visit to a
southeast Pennsylvania farm. Wife Michele and daughter Lesley
also accompanied Ridge on farm tour.
Dan Cook, chairman.
Farmers for Ridge, Dennis Grumbine, chairman.
Agribusiness for Ridge, Mike Brubaker, chairman.
Ad authorized hy Ridge lor Governor Committee
Ad paid by Pennsylvania Ag Republicans
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