The Southern York County Republican Club will hold a debate for candidates in the 169th House, a new district moving to York from the Philadelphia area because of redistricting.

York County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tim Barker will moderate, asking candidates questions about topics such as property tax reform, the state pension system, and liquor privatization.

Attendees will also be able to ask questions. The event is free and open to people of all party affiliations.

GOP candidates are semi-retired business owner Gene Montanarelli of Shrewsbury Township, attorney Kate Klunk of Hanover, West Manheim Township supervisor and Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania-sponsored candidate Marc Woerner, and former firefighter Leroy Wentz of Hanover. A Democrat has not announced candidacy.

Montanarelli and Klunk plan to attend, but Montanarelli said Wentz and Woerner have not responded to the invitation.

Montanarelli serves as president of the Southern York County Republican Club, but he said other members organized the event.

The debate will be held 7 p.m. Wed., April 30 at Shrewsbury Firehall, 21 W. Forrest Ave. in Shrewsbury.

For more information, call county Republican headquarters at 717-854-7276.

The 169th will include Codorus, Heidelberg, Manheim, Penn, Shrewsbury and West Manheim townships and the boroughs of Glen Rock, Hanover, Jefferson, New Freedom and Railroad. The district will have a population of about 62,800, according to the state.