Name: Rep. Seth Grove
District: 196th– York County
Date Elected: November, 2009
-What made you decide to run for the House/Senate?
As a former legislative staff member, I had the pleasure of working for some wonderful State House members and a Congressman. The decision point came when I realized constituents were asking the same questions, about the same issues. I wanted to run and address these issues.
-What do you find most rewarding about being a state legislator?
Problem solving and helping people are the two most rewarding aspects of being a state legislator. It is just that simple for me. I enjoy the challenges of public policy and trying to navigate the bureaucracy to assist my constituents.
-Whom do you admire in politics?
Definitely my former employers and now colleagues: Stan Saylor, Keith Gillespie, and Todd Platts. They have been great mentors to me.
-What advice would you give to someone thinking about getting involved in politics?
Politics is the most frustrating, fun, and addicting past time that is capable of changing the future. Public policy touches all things, so getting involved in politics is an important thing to do.
What is your proudest political accomplishment in elective office so far?
Being considered one of the hardest working legislators. Being recognized for what you do, whether it is public or behind the scenes, is a tremendous honor.
Who is your favorite character in a television show, movie or book? And is it someone you relate to, admire or strive to be?
I have watched most of John Wayne’s movie and the “tough as nails” hero whom overcomes all odds has always been a positive influence in my life. Simple themes like: “fight the ethical and moral fight”, “help those in need”, and “protect the weak”, were ingrained in most of the “Dukes” films.