As a Spring Grove High School and York College graduate, I am proud to say I am a lifelong resident of York County. My parents raised me to appreciate our community and hold true to my conservative, family-oriented values. I take these values with me to Harrisburg, along with a commonsense approach to government, to better represent you.

My path to wanting to hold public office started in high school. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in high school and was selected for their nuclear engineering program for submarines. Because I had open heart surgery in 7th grade and still had stress hypertension I was unable fulfill my enlistment. Since I always wanted to serve my country, due primarily to my grandfather’s WWII stories growing up and my father’s service in the Navy during Viet Nam, I opted for a major in public administration at York College. If I could not serve my country in uniform, I would find another path. During my freshman year at York College, my State and Local Government professor was former State Senator Ralph Hess. For extra credit he sent some students to political fundraisers. I ended up at Rep. Stan Saylor’s pig roast at Winterstown Fire Hall. From there the rest is history, but it is so true that when one door is closed God will always open another one; you just need to realize it.

As your state representative, I have advocated for limited government, holding the line on government spending, and ensuring our tax money is utilized in the most fiscally responsible manner. I have had the opportunity to work for dedicated and hardworking public servants in my career and have learned the importance of dedication, perseverance, and integrity first hand.

I believe the only way to represent the people is by simply listening to the people. I have enjoyed the opportunity to hear from you at my many constituent breakfasts, town hall meetings, telephone town hall meetings, and through social media. This allows me to hear from you on important issues facing our Commonwealth and allows you to hear how I have been voting on your behalf.

Governing Philosophy:

I believe
government has a role in our society, but should not dominate an individual’s everyday life.

I believe
in free markets and capitalism.

I believe
government tends to muck things up rather then get things right.

I believe
cutting taxes will raise more revenue, create more jobs, and make life better for everyone.

I believe
in giving a helping hand up, not generational welfare.

I believe
personal responsibility and an individual doing a good deed means the government doesn’t to do it. The more individuals you have doing good deeds, means less government and taxes.

I believe
the private sector creates jobs and the public sector needs to create the climate for the private sector to create jobs.

I believe
small business is the backbone of our economy and will always be the backbone of our economy.

If faced with a difficult decision, I revert back to the Gospel of Matthew 20:25-28. I am a servant of the people and always need to base my decisions on how it will make their lives better.






©2012 State Representative Seth Grove - 196th District
"Paid for by Citizens for Grove"