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Interview with Harry Stokes, Candidate for Gettysburg Borough Council [Episode 4]

The Adams County primary is on Tuesday May 21st.

The ballots have been prepared. You can see yours here.


Harry Stokes is running as a Democrat for an at-large Gettysburg Borough Council seat.

I had a chance to talk with him about his candidacy.

Stokes is an experienced local politician, having spent three terms as county commissioner and one-plus term on Borough Council from 1986 to 1991.

During his time on council Stokes helped with the Hotel Gettysburg rebuilding project, the construction of the Race Horse Alley parking deck, the relighting of the Peace Light, a redesign of the Gettysburg square, permitting of horse drawn carriages and sidewalk cafes, and getting the historic district certified by the state.

Stokes also helped get the Adams County library installed in the old Post Office Building which was purchased from the federal government, with the help of the Rotary Club.

Stokes said the only historic building lost while he was on the council was the Old Agricultural Hall, in which Frederick Douglass spoke in 1869.  Stokes said losing that building “was a real heartbreak.”

You can listen to the interview here:

Contact Stokes:

Harry Stokes

+1 (717) 495-4274


26 Mummasburg St.

Gettysburg, PA 17325


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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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