Annual Union County Republican Picnic

All Republicans are invited to our annual picnic at 6 p.m on Tuesday, August 16 at Mifflinburg Park.  Bring your family and get to know your Republican neighbors.
Meat, drinks and paper products are provided by the UCRC.  There is no cost, but each family is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.  RSVP not required but requested for planning purposes either by email at or at UCRC Picnic.


Mark, republican delegate candiate makes the front page of the Lewistown Sentinel

Republican party officials explain role of Pennsylvania delegates

April 13, 2016
By FRANK JOST – Managing editor ( , Lewistown Sentinel

BELLEVILLE – Three individuals seeking to serve as Republican delegates from Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District were able to speak Tuesday night during the Mifflin County Republican Committee’s Spring Banquet at the Belleville Community Hall. A representative from the state Republican committee also was on hand to help shed some light on the role delegates play in the election process.

04.12.2016 Mifflin County GOP Dinner

Mark J. Harris is seeking the position of Republican Delegate to the 10th Congressional Distrist. Irene is seeking the postion of Alternate.

Mark J. Harris is running for the position of delegate in the 10th Congressional District.  He is self- employed, former Snyder County Republican Chairman, former Snyder County Republican Committeeman, and currently active in the PA Ag Republicans.  Mark had the pleasure of representing the people of the 10th district as a delegate in 2012 and hopes to have the honor of doing so again in 2016.

Although Pennsylvania has uncommitted delegates, should Mark be elected, he believes this is not about him.  It is about being a voice for the republican voters in the 10th district.  Although personally he is a Cruz supporter, and would hope Cruz would be the top vote getter in the PA 10th district, if he does not, Mark would have to honor the wishes of the voter and his first vote at convention would be for the top vote getter.  Any votes after that first vote Mark would be supportive of Cruz until the end.

The delegate process can be very confusing.  Being a former delegate has given him the opportunity to understand how the process works and be the best advocate for the voters in Pennsylvania.

 Irene is seeking the position of alternate delegate for the 10th Congressional District.  An Administrative Assistant, Irene is also the President of the SUN Area Council of Republican Women, a Director of Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women, Sergeant-at-Arms of National Federation of Republican Women, and Secretary of the Ag Republicans.  As a grassroot advocate, Irene feels just as strongly as her husband Mark, this is about the voters, not about herself.  The wishes of the voter needs to be honored for the first vote, but is a Cruz supporter after that if she is given the chance.

Mark and Irene are both grassroots advocates; believe in pro-life issues, and one man one women marriage.

Ted Cruz to visit 2016 PLC

Ted Cruz to Speak at2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference

 (Harrisburg, PA) – The Presidential campaign will come to the Keystone State when U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) addresses the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. The conference will be held April 1-2, 2016 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.  Registration for the conference is now open at

Also announced as speakers for the conference are Fox News Channel (FNC) senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, Stephen Moore of Fox News, former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint, President of the Heritage Foundation; State Senator Scott Wagner; Daniel Garza of the LIBRE Initiative; Congressman Mike Kelly; John Gizzi of Newsmax and Jeff Lord of the American Spectator and CNN.  There will also be four interactive panel presentations and three workshop sessions.

The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premiere gathering of public policy conservatives each year in the Keystone State.  It is the largest and longest-running of the state-based conservative conferences regularly attracting a long list of conservative elected officials, scholars, journalists and activists for two days of speeches, panel presentations, workshops and networking.

In addition to Senator Cruz, invitations to speak to the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conferencehave been extended to the remaining candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination: Mr. Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

In 2012, Ted Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas. A passionate fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution, Ted won a decisive victory in both the Republican primary and the general election, despite having never before been elected to office.

Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz received national acclaim as the Solicitor General of Texas, the State’s chief lawyer before the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving under Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted was the nation’s youngest Solicitor General, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General of Texas.

In private practice in Houston, Ted spent five years as a partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, where he led the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice.

Ted has authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court. During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories.

Prior to becoming Solicitor General, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.

Ted graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

Ted and his wife Heidi live in his hometown of Houston, Texas, with their two young daughters Caroline and Catherine.

The 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will feature four interactive panel presentations including Tax, Borrow & Spend: How Wolf’s Agenda Harms Pennsylvanians and Enriches Unions; Restoring the American Dream; All Politics Are Local and Litigating for Liberty.  There will be three workshop sessions including: Going Viral: Make Social Media Work for You; Faith of Our Founding Fathers; and, Campaigning Like It’s 2015, Not 1999.

Registration for the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at



Bring the family to celebrate Ronald Reagan’s birthday; lots of activites for the kids!

reagan bparty picture

Join the Union County Republicans as we celebrate President Ronald Reagan’s 105th birthday.

There will be activities for all ages,  some of Reagan’s favorite foods and, of course,  jelly beans and chocolate cake!  Bring your entire family.  

When:    Saturday, February 6th, 2-4 p.m.

Where:   Union Township Fire Company Social Hall, Winfield

Tickets:   $8 adults / $5 children age 12 and under / $25
maximum for an immediate family

RSVP:     570-568-1217 or
Mail checks to: UCRC, PO Box 588, Lewisburg PA 17837

Activities  are provided in part by PA Ag Republicans, SUN Area Council of Republican Women, National Teenage Republicans, the Union County Republican Committee and other associated organizations.