WILLIAMSPORT — NorthcentralPA.com is reporting… Lycoming County resident Amanda Waldman has announced a run for the 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democratic candidate.
The seat is currently held by Republican Dan Meuser, who has represented the 9th District since 2019.
Born and raised on her family’s Lycoming County farm, Waldman is a single mother who wants to represent rural Pennsylvania as, “Someone who actually understands what it means to struggle,” according to a release from Waldman’s campaign.
Waldman’s policy agenda includes fully funded public education, protection of small farms, a higher living wage that would fuel a better economy, and demanding better for rural communities. One of her top priorities would be affordable, accessible health care for veterans. “While working in Harrisburg for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, I saw firsthand just how dysfunctional our government can be,” Waldman said. “I’ve watched as people’s priorities were disregarded and common sense legislation never even made it to a vote, making life harder for us in rural Pennsylvania.” “I’m tired of status quo politicians telling the people what their lives are like and what they need, instead of listening to us. I will represent everyone, regardless of political party,” she added.
The 9th District encompasses Schuylkill, Bradford, Columbia, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties as well as parts of Berks, Luzerne and Lycoming counties.