DiNicola, an Erie Democrat, has started circulating petitions as well ahead of the March 20th filing deadline.
“The voters in Northwestern Pennsylvania can finally choose a representative based on his or her ideas, vision, character, and principles, rather than a candidate’s party affiliation being the dominant factor in who gets elected,” DiNicola said.
“My wife, Monica, and I, along with our three daughters, have concluded that despite the rigors of such a race, the challenges facing the people of our region and the nation compel us as a family to consider such a run.”
DiNicola currently runs the law firm DiNicola Law Offices. According to a release DiNicola was a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge Gerald Weber in Pittsburgh and Erie, and was the Erie County Solicitor.
The new 16th district consists of Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, and part of Butler counties. Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Butler) currently lives in the new district.