Democrat Andrew McGinty is jumping into the race to challenge Congressman Pat Meehan (R-Delaware) in 2018, joining 3 other candidates for the seat. McGinty was the first to file for the race with the Federal Elections Commission, submitting his paperwork on January 8th.
“We need more elected representatives who, like me: are not career politicians or wealthy individuals; do not compromise their integrity and can be trusted to do what’s in everyone’s best interests; show all people the respect they deserve; listen carefully and consider all points-of-view; speak truthfully, plainly, and candidly; offer fresh perspectives and new ideas; work effectively with diverse groups of people; find creative solutions to complex problems; and are leaders that get things done,” McGinty’s website says.
McGinty has a computer science degree from LaSalle University, and a Master’s degree in information systems from Drexel University. He is currently an information technology consultant.
McGinty is a native of Montgomery County, but currently lives in Philadelphia. Two of the other candidates for the seat also live in Philadelphia, but say they are planning on moving to into the district. The law does not require a congressional candidate to live in the district they are running for.
“My commitment to the environment is real and I put my money where my mouth is. I drive a Chevy Volt (an American-made electric car) and have solar electric and hot water at my home,” McGinty’s website says.
PoliticsPA has reached out to Meehan’s campaign for comment.