State consultant candidate allegedly harassed by opponent's father

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. – The daddy of Jill Saunders, a candidate for Pennsylvania state consultant, allegedly assaulted one other candidate Wednesday night at an occasion on the New Ringgold Fireplace Firm, police say. 

Based on a report from the state police in Hamburg, James Saunders, 75, of Kempton, was accused of elbowing the opposite candidate within the again throughout a scheduled break on the occasion. 

He was cited by state police for harassment by bodily contact, and no accidents have been reported. 

Saunders instructed 69 Information that her father had not been close to any of the opposite candidates and had not been contacted by police.

“This seems like somebody is simply in search of some free publicity,” she mentioned in regards to the police report.

Jill Saunders is working within the Republican main for State District 124 on Could 17.

She mentioned her father sat was sitting peacefully within the viewers all night and afterwards frolicked chatting with moderator Joe Sterns.

The opponent, Elle Rulavage, instructed 69 Information, “I might haven’t reported it to the Pennsylvania State Police except in reality it did occur and I used to be harassed.”

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