Former mayor and congressman Lou Barletta, Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, today announced the formal endorsement of State Representative Sue Helm (R- Dauphin/Lebanon): "Lou Barletta is a self-made man who embodies the American Dream," said Representative Sue Helm. "He and his wife built their own company from the ground-up for $29.95 and grew it to the largest of its kind in Pennsylvania - and sixth largest in the country. He is the private-sector business executive we need leading our Commonwealth. I have no doubt in my mind that Lou will unleash the full potential of Pennsylvania’s economy and fix the serious issues facing our state. Lou is pro-jobs, pro-life, pro-energy, and pro-Pennsylvania, and I am proud to endorse him to be Pennsylvania’s next governor.” “I am grateful and appreciative to have earned the endorsement of Representative Sue Helm - the first woman ever elected to serve in the State Legislature in Dauphin County history," said Barletta. "Representative Helm is a trailblazer who champions fiscal responsibility and running government like a business. Under the disastrous tyrannical rule of Governor Wolf and Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania we all grew up with has started to slip away from us. Pennsylvanians are ready for a business-minded governor with real world business experience who can restore common sense to the Commonwealth. I look forward to working closely with Representative Helm to unleash Pennsylvania's tourism industry and market our state to the world that Pennsylvania is the best place to live, work, and raise a family."