Dermatologist Enters Race for New 13th District
“After thoughtful prayer and consideration, and with the support of my wife and family, I am committed to listen to my community and continue to serve them as a strong conservative voice in the United States Congress. I am officially announcing my candidacy for the United States Congress,” Joyce said according to the Altoona Mirror.
Joyce runs the Altoona Dermatology Associates, and has practiced medicine in the Altoona area for 25 years.
“The citizens of this country are looking for someone who is not a career politician, someone who has never run before. I feel I can have an impact in Washington, D.C. Political insiders say how hard it is to beat career politicians. I am running to be your voice. It is time we elect someone who cares more about the people than the politics,” Joyce said during his announcement.
Joyce was considering a run for the old 9th Congressional district following the retirement of Congressman Bill Shuster.
Joyce joins state Sen. John H. Eichelberger, state Rep. Steve Bloom, Art Halvorson, Travis Schooley, and Douglas Mastriano in the race for the new 13th district.