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Minister Enters Race for Open 15th District Seat

Democrat Greg Edwards, a minister from Allentown, announced he is running for to replace Congressman Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh) in the 15th Congressional district.  

“Today I declared my candidacy as a Democrat for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District,” Edwards wrote in a Facebook post.  

“I am running because we need a bold new vision for this country; where we can reach our full potential as human beings; where our children have a brighter future; where families have greater opportunities; where we have good jobs that last; and where doing what is right comes before power and profits.”  

Edwards has been a minister in Allentown since he graduated from Drew University in 2002, founding Resurrected Life Community Church.  

Edwards joins Bill Leiner as the Democrats officially in the race.  Former Democratic Party Chair T.J. Rooney, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, Bethlehem City Councilman Willie Reynolds, and former state House member Jennifer Mann are rumored to be considering bids for the seat.

9 Responses

  1. John Morganelli?! Jeez, just what Congress needs — a serial office seeker who spends taxpayer $ “making an example” of 14-year old kids. Puh-LEEZE, spare us.

  2. His info says he supports #SinglePayer healthcare. If so, I’ll hear him out. I’ll do all I can to make sure someone who does wins our Democratic primary. And I know many Dems who will as well.

  3. Why didn’t Bill Leiner get any coverage?

    I have no idea who that is, but I’m surprised to hear that there are so many Dems lining up–and one already in–for PA-15.

    Does PoliticsPA only report on Republicans anymore?

  4. He should stay behind the pulpit. He doesn’t have any political experience. No disrespect, but he is going to have a real challenge on his hands.

    1. …but [Pres.]Trump should have stayed behind his ‘apprentice’ desk…along with his children. This candidate is BETTER QUALIFIED…because of his “Pulpit” experience.

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