An allotment of signatures and the filing of petitions are every potential candidates’ dream on Valentine’s Day. Tuesday marks the day that potential candidates must have their filing done.
The battle is on for Erie’s 3rd Congressional District to uproot freshman incumbent Mike Kelly (R-Butler) from his current seat.
Democrat Missa Eaton, an assistant professor of psychology at Penn State Shenango announced her bid for Kelly’s seat January 19th and filed her petitions a day early, on February 13th.
Eaton believed she had around 1,800 signatures thanks to, “the world’s best volunteers, who made a wonderful effort and really pushed toward the end of the weekend to reach the signature goal.”
Eaton revealed that she is excited to get things started and is happy to have great support from all the counties, as well as those volunteering to help with her campaign.
As time continues, Eaton plans to embody to voice of the people, representing their real interests; something she says Kelly has failed to do. She is in it to win it.
On January 26th, Democrat Lawyer George Schroeck announced his intention to displace Kelly from Congress. Schroeck has been practicing law in Erie for 40 years and said that he had around 1,700 signatures on his petitions.
Schroeck plans to file on the 14th. According to the Erie Times-News, Schroeck plans to “help the United States of America get back on its feet.”
Mel Marin, a strict traditionalist and yet another Dem that plans to extract Kelly from his seat, announced his bid for candidacy on February 1st. He was unable to be reached for comment concerning petitions and signatures.