Centre County, Pa- Monday, President Donald Trump was in Montoursville, Lycoming County, helping to campaign for the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election for PA’s 12th Congressional District.
About 55 percent of precincts in Centre County will have this special election on the ballot.
You do not need to be a registered Democrat or Republican to vote in this race… all registered voters can cast their ballot.
The 12th Congressional District occupies the southeastern portion of Centre County and includes all precincts in the following Boroughs and Townships:
-Centre Hall Borough
-State College Borough
If you vote in these municipalities, the special election will be on the ballot.
Registered Independents, Democrats, and Republicans in these areas can either vote for:
-Republican Fred Keller, who’s served in the PA State House since 2010 (representing PA’s 85th District).
-Democrat Marc Friedenberg, who teaches Cyber-Law and Cyber Security at Penn State’s University Park Campus.
“The biggest issues are jobs, healtcare, and protecting social security… jobs making sure that we invest in critical infrastructure, roads and bridges, and certainly broadband… high speed internet as well , especially in rural parts of the district,” said Friedenberg.
“The thing I’d like to do is make sure the tax cuts that so many people have benefited from remain permanent… that’s one thing that needs to happen, another thing that needs to happen is we need to make sure we take care of our veterans,” Keller said.
Both Friedenberg and Keller are running to fill Republican Congressman Tom Marino’s seat.
Marino was elected this past November, but announced his resignation two months later in January, 2019…. citing health problems.
The winner of this race will represent a district that occupies nearly a quarter of PA’s landmass.