Dairy farmer and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Denny Wolff entered the race for the seat being vacated by Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) in the 11th congressional district of Pennsylvania. Releasing a video highlighting his agricultural background, Wolff focuses on his background and public service.
“When I look at the United States Congress, I don’t see many people that have lived the same kind of life that I have, the same kind of life my neighbors have” Wolff said in the video release. Born and raised in his Pennsylvania hometown, Wolff briefly moved to Harrisburg for 6 years to work for the farmers of his state.
A public service advocate as well, Wolff is president and chairman of Camp Victory, a camp he started after his youngest son was born with a life threatening liver disease. Extending his interests past farming, he works to help special need children get experiences their disease does not let them participate in otherwise.
Serving on the World Trade Organizations Agriculture Technical Committee under the Clinton and Bush administration, Wolff explains how he is ready to talk to different groups of rural and farm groups to align their needs with the dollars available to the state.
“If I’m elected I’m going to do the same thing, I’m going to talk to folks and make sure the voice I take to Washington aligns with what their needs are” Wolff expresses the need Washington has for more people like him.
You can view his announcement video below.