HD11: Mustello Selected As GOP Candidate

Last night, Butler County republican committee members gathered to select their nominee for the state’s 11th House District.

Marci Mustello, district scheduler for U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler), was awarded the nomination after one round of voting, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Last week, state Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) resigned from office in the midst of an ongoing sexual assault investigation. Ellis represented the district since 2005.

In a release about her intentions for the GOP nomination, Mustello touted her knowledge of the district.

“I am uniquely qualified for this position due to my vast knowledge of Butler County and my twenty years of experience working with community leaders and other elected officials at all levels of government,” Mustello said in a release. “I understand the issues facing this district and will work hard to find solutions by vigorously representing the 11th district in Harrisburg, as well as providing exemplary constituent service here at home.”

Mustello has worked for Kelly for the past 8 years and served as the executive director of the Butler County Humane Society and board president.

“The voters will recognize my name in the 11th district,” Mustello said last night, according to the Butler Eagle.

Her campaign release also detailed her pro-life position, support for the 2nd Amendment and the need for lowering taxes.

“I am pro-life and I fully support the 2nd Amendment,” she said in a statement. “I will work to lower taxes and fight to bring our hard-earned tax dollars back to our district for infrastructure projects and to foster economic development. We need to work together to create more well-paying job opportunities here in Butler County and to ensure that our workforce gets the training they need for family-sustaining jobs.”

This is Mustello’s second time seeking this seat. She previously made a bid for the seat in 2004, but was bested by Ellis in the GOP primary.

The Democratic Party has selected Sam Doctor, a steel worker, as their nominee. Doctor ran in 2018 against Ellis as an Independent, but lost.  

The special election will take place on May 21, the same day as the Pennsylvania primary.

March 28th, 2019 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 9 Comments

9 thoughts on “HD11: Mustello Selected As GOP Candidate”

  1. dean ritter says:

    morally and spiritually blind will not vote for marci…God is with marci mustello and so are many prayers…i vote for pro life candidates in all elections…and i share that vote strategy with many others…pro life first consideration…then economics taxes imigration…30,000 inocents were aborted last year…for those women who say they are pro choice and control their bodies is a lie…if pro choice women are in control of their bodies why dont they have the right to take their own lifes???since they dont have that right who gives them the right to take other lifes especially innocent lifes who cant defend themselves….you cant be a Christian and vote pro choice candidates…this is my opinion…i could be wrong why dont you be honest and ask God yourself like i did….He will let you know what is right and what is terribly wrong..

  2. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Doctor, doctor I got some bad news, I am going win thisis special elections from you.

  3. Zakrey Bissell says:

    You will not have my support Marci Moustachio. I only support incumbents. PS. I live in Ohio.

  4. #loser says:

    What a joke. GOP hack and Val DiGeorgio puppet. She will get smoked again. She’s part of the problem with the Republican Party, not a solution.

  5. Zakrey Bissell says:

    You will have my support Marci Mustello.

    1. Zakrey Bissell says:

      Nah, no you don’t

      1. Zakrey Bissell says:

        Well, maybe, but, probably, not

  6. john says:

    correct. much too inexperienced to understand you can’t do both. Sad.

  7. Verdad says:

    “I will work to lower taxes and fight to bring our hard-earned tax dollars back to our district for infrastructure projects and to foster economic development.”

    Just how, pray tell, will there be enough tax dollars to bring home for infrastructure and economic development if you lower taxes?

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