Carl Hiller has announced his intent to seek the 83rd state House seat as a write-in candidate in the November election.
Hiller, 52, of South Williamsport, calls himself a fiscal conservative who believes in less government, lower taxes, state sovereignty and personal freedom.
He said a number of people approached him about running following the primary.
Incumbent Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport, and Dave Huffman, R-Cogan Station, represent two very weak candidates, he said.
"I believe I can make a huge difference in Harrisburg. I think it's time to send someone to Harrisburg who won't be bought out by special interests," he said. "Whenever we send someone to Harrisburg, they fall into the same old routine. They make a few votes and start running for re-election. I will not accept any money outside the district. I won't accept any individual contributions more than $50. I won't be bought and sold."
Hiller, who previously ran unsuccessfully for state House and Lycoming County commissioner, said the area needs to bring in good-paying jobs, including those for people after the Marcellus Shale industry is gone.
If elected, he is looking to serve only a few years.
He would refuse any per diems and retirement benefits.
As a fiscal conservative, Hiller would concentrate on reducing government spending and putting the state on good financial footing.
"I consider myself a Constitutional Republican, a conservative Republican," he said.
He fully endorses the goals of the tea party and those of the Williamsport Tea Party.
Hiller is retired as a business manager for several area car dealerships.
He is a 1975 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School.
Active in the community, he has served as a church basketball team assistant coach, vice president of South Williamsport Youth Football and manager and coach for South Williamsport Little League Baseball. He is vice president of South Williamsport Wrestling Boosters.
He has served as the Lycoming County PA Cleansweep coordinator.
Hiller and his wife, Krista, are lifelong residents of Lycoming County and the parents of three sons and one daughter.
The Hillers belong to St. Luke Lutheran Church.