Eric J. Weaknecht announces candidacy for State Representative in the 5th Legislative District

Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht has officially announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 5th Legislative District, aiming to secure the opportunity to represent the residents of Berks County in Harrisburg.

With a track record of dedicated community service and a reputation for addressing critical county issues, Weaknecht aspires to extend his advocacy from the local to the state level. “I have dutifully served my community, with a reputation for solving county problems that matter most to our residents, and, given the opportunity, I will be a staunch advocate at the state-level as well,” expressed Weaknecht in his announcement.

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Throughout his extensive career, Weaknecht has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public service, tirelessly advocating for the citizens of Berks County. If elected as State Representative, Weaknecht says he pledges to be a formidable voice for the district, safeguarding individual rights and championing the greater good of Berks County.

Drawing upon his 15 years of experience as the Sheriff, Weaknecht highlighted his achievements in professionalizing the Sheriff’s Office staffing and modernizing law enforcement services. By fostering collaborations with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, he claims success in combating violent crime and fulfilling his promise to “Keep Berks Safe.” In his bid for State Representative, Weaknecht envisions building coalitions, leading positive change, and promoting Berks County as an ideal environment for small businesses and families.

“I am ready to take the leap into the next level of public service, hoping to represent Berks County and the region at the state-level with integrity and honor,” stated Weaknecht, expressing his readiness for the challenges and responsibilities associated with this new chapter in his public service journey. As the campaign unfolds, residents can anticipate a spirited effort from Eric J. Weaknecht as he endeavors to secure the privilege of representing the 5th Legislative District in Harrisburg.

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