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Lance: To a prominent Washington County politician caught up in Harrisburg’s ‘#MeToo’ moment |

Lance: To a prominent Washington County politician caught up in Harrisburg’s ‘#MeToo’ moment

| Thursday, January 4, 2018 8:55 p.m
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Former state Sen. Tim Solobay landed back on the state payroll courtesy of Gov. Tom Wolf just weeks after losing his 2014 re-election bid.

Democrat Tim Solobay, a state representative from 1998 to 2010, responded to a July 2011 sexual-harassment complaint by denying he’d slapped the backside of a female aide who’d managed his 2010 campaign for his sole state Senate term. But he abruptly resigned Sunday as state fire commissioner after PennLive tried to contact him about this incident — which brings to mind the phrase, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

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