Source: Reading Magazine
February 4th, 2019
Jess Royer, Democratic candidate for Berks County Commissioner is touring the County with a series he’s calling “Coffee with the candidate”. We caught up with Royer on Sunday at the new Gourmand Cafe in West Reading to learn more about his campaign.
Within his role of librarian at the Reading Public Library, Jess has worked to make information, technology, and educational opportunities more accessible to the Berks County public. As a public servant for Berks County, Jess has learned about and experienced the issues of local critical importance and is ready to take them on with the passion and nuance they deserve.
“I work at the library and see everyday the benefit, and its really important to me that library’s in particular remain an option for people that want a place to go, things to read, and information technology available” said Royer.
Royer feels like were at a political turning point in Berks County. Referencing Berks Heim and Berks County Prison, he talked with a group about the issues surrounding the privatization of both facilities. “Im running to show people I am a champion for those services”.
The campaign will be visiting various cafes and coffee shops throughout Berks County over the course of the campaign, including next weekend (February 10th) at Exeter Family Restaurant, and (Febraury 17th) at Wild Sage in Downtown Reading. More info of the tour can be found at: voteyesforjess.com
With the tour, Royer hopes to offer Berks County voters a casual, open forum to get to know Jess and share his take on local issues. All members of the public are invited to attend these informal events.
READING, PA, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 - Jess Royer's campaign kickoff this past Saturday, November 10th at Schaylor Brewing Company was a welcome success with approximately 50 supporters in attendance. Several boxes of donated books were also collected as a result of the event.
The campaign is hard at work planning additional opportunities for the candidate to learn from his constituents. Jess will be participating in the Reading Holiday Parade tomorrow, Saturday November 17th, with his family. Starting in December, Jess will begin a monthly series of “Coffee with a Candidate” events. This series will serve as a way for community members in Berks County to meet Jess and discuss county needs and issues. The first “Coffee with a Candidate” will be held on December 2nd from 12 - 2 at Cafe Bold in West Reading.
READING, PA, NOVEMBER, 2018--
On Saturday November 10th from 4:00-6:00 pm, Jess Royer will mark the beginning of his campaign for Berks County Commissioner with a book donation drive at Schaylor Brewing Company (2390 Lancaster Pike). Donations of paperback books will be accepted and later distributed to organizations that need them. Jess is well aware of the transformative power of books and the importance of literacy, and is also inclined to connect people to programs and resources that will improve their lives whenever possible.
About Jess Royer
Jess Royer’s roots in Berks County go back 3 generations – representing a deep commitment to Berks County as a parent, union member, civic leader, and county resident. Within his role of librarian at the Reading Public Library, Jess has worked to make information, technology, and educational opportunities more accessible to the Berks County public. As a public servant for Berks County, Jess has learned about and experienced the issues of local critical importance and is ready to take them on with the passion and nuance they deserve. As an advocate and leader for organized labor, Jess will be a strong defender of public services provided for and by Berks County residents. As a hobby farmer and family man to his wife and children, he knows the importance environmental stewardship and the preservation of open spaces to protect the agricultural and recreational integrity of the county.
As County Commissioner, Jess Royer will work diligently to ensure that all Berks County residents have the highest quality of life possible.