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Senator Andy Dinniman and James J. Burns
As a follow up to yesterday's post about the Republican who currently represents the 155th District  here is some information about Rep Corbin's Democratic challenger, former Spring City Borough Councilman, Jim Burns. Courtesy of the Friends of Jim Burns Facebook Page here is some biographical information about the candidate:
I am running as a Democratic candidate for the 155th state Legislative District of the General Assembly. My father was a decorated career Marine. I graduated from Rutgers University at New Brunswick NJ in 1975 with a BA in Psychology. My career has been in data processing, software design and development. I moved to Pennsylvania in the late 1980′s. In 1999 I moved to Spring City Borough. I have served as Councilor for six years from 2008 to 2014. I have been Chair of the Spring City Planning Commission for over four years and a member for six years. I have been president of the Spring City Lions Club for several years and am a volunteer with the Spring City Chapter of Meals on Wheels. I helped create the Spring City web site and served as its webmaster for over two years. I have also served on the borough Police Committee and as chair of Parks and Recreation.

Here is some information about his accomplishments as a Spring City Borough Council member:

Councilor Burns with the assistance of America Responds with Love put together a project utilizing high school volunteers to beautify the borough by planting over 1,000 spring flowering bulbs.

Councilor Burns wrote a proposal for and received a grant from the Schuylkill Heritage Foundation for the design, manufacture, casting and installation of three Spring City Keystone markers to be installed at the borough boundaries on the Schuykill River Trail and New Street.  Matching funds were in the form of donations from the Keystone Marker Trust, Penn Organic, America Responds with Love, Spring City Electrical among others.  The project cost the borough no out-of-pocket expense.

His personal interests include: collecting vintage lighting, traveling, gardening and cooking.

For more about the candidate, please visit and make sure to Like Friends of Jim Burns Page

To get involved in the campaign, please join the Friends of Jim Burns Group

Please Follow Friends of Jim Burns on Twitter!

Originally posted to RovingBlueDot on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 10:15 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania and DKos Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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