Peters Announces Listening Tour of PA-11 Ahead of a Decision
Republican Joe Peters, a former federal prosecutor and Attorney General candidate, announced a listening tour of the nine counties in the 11th Congressional District while he considers a run for the seat. The seat is being vacated by Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne), who is running for U.S. Senate
Peters announced the tour in a Facebook live video in front of the Scranton Police Department.
Edit: The Scranton Police Department, while outside the district, is where Peters started his law enforcement career as a police officer.
“I want to know your issues. I’m going to start on a listening tour of the nine counties of the 11th Congressional district and listen to you,” Peters said in the video.
In the video, Peters discusses what is one of his main issues, the opioid epidemic and its effects on the community.
“People ask me what are my top priorities. The first thing that comes to mind first and most is heroin and opioid addiction,” Peters said.
Former Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced he is running for the seat. State Representative Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland), and businessman Andrew Lewis are also considering runs for the open seat.
You can watch the video below.