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Barry Cockley


Barry Cockley, a current township supervisor in Berwick Township, Adams County, has announced his campaign for State Representative in the 193rd District.

The 193rd statehouse district comprises parts of northern Adams and southern Cumberland counties, and is currently represented by Will Tallman. Tallman announced this week his intention to retire at the end of his current term.

In a campaign announcement news release, Cockley describes himself as a “common-sense conservative” and “fiscal hawk,” who is pro-life, pro-gun rights, and a “defender of traditional marriage.”

Cockley’s website,, also describes his position on a number of looming state budgetary issues.

He is in favor of eliminating school property taxes, but outlines changes he would like to make to Senate Bill 76, the controversial proposal to eliminate said taxes and replace them with increased sales and income tax.

Cockley also states that he favors a reduction in the state’s corporate tax rate, believing it will increase economic growth.

Cockley holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Frostburg State University, according to his announcement, and has over 27 years’ experience in the health insurance field. He is married with two children and two grandchildren.

His website is


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