State Representative Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny) announced he is putting his name forward for the special election to replace Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny).
“In Washington I plan to focus on building educational opportunities for all our citizens, generate family-sustaining jobs, work on creating a fair and reformed tax code, and to ensure the safety and prosperity of not only Pennsylvania, but all of our great nation. I intend to get things done for our state and country,” Ortitay said in a statement according to the Tribune Review.
Ortitay was first elected to the state House in 2014, and owns Jason’s Cheesecake Company.
Since the nomination process will be done by through a conferee process of local party members, putting your name forward for the seat does not cost candidates anything.
Ortitay joins State Senators Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) and Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), and state Representative Rick Saccone in the race for the seat.