Government classes at Elizabethtown Area High School ran a mock election the week of Oct. 29 through Nov. 2. Students elected Lou Barletta, Jess King, Tom Wolf, and John Fetterman. Monday through Thursday, students debated as the candidates, and Friday, the government classes ran a get-out-the-vote effort and elections.
The purpose, according to government teacher Mr. Sostack, is to “provide a learning experience about how to run a campaign and the importance and value of voting.” Students in government classes acted as candidates or worked on the campaign by creating ad campaigns or fliers. The candidates went from homeroom to homeroom stumping on the campaign trail.
For the Pa. Governor’s race, Ryan Minnich portrayed Tom Wolf, Hunter Murray portrayed Scott Wagner, and Julia Randazzo portrayed Ken Krawchuk. For the Pa. Lt Governor’s race, Joe Szymanski portrayed John Fetterman, Aiden Hellein portrayed Jeff Bartos, and Erik Webb portrayed Kathy Smith. For the US Senate race, Casey Lyons portrayed Bob Casey, Stevie Dixon portrayed Lou Barletta, and Ozzy Wells portrayed Dale Kern. For the US House race, Adnan Traore portrayed Jess King and Amairanys Cedeno portrayed Lloyd Smucker.