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Ortitay Tosses His Hat into the Race for PA-18

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.

5 Responses

  1. isn’t ortitay the guy who was challenged (ineptly) for not even living in the election district from which he then successfully ran ? ..something about him moving in to ozone’s house located in the district just in time to be eligible to run …?

  2. I’m still waiting for Former Governor Tom Corbett going to announce a run for congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District for the special election and the general election in 2018.

    1. And everyone is waiting for you to stop talking about Tom Corbett running for the special and the general election because he doesn’t live in District 18.

      1. For Pennsylvania and they don’t have to go by of where they in their congressional districts, he might move to Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District by then, and for Tom corbett is the only republican and who can hold on to this seat in the special election and the general election in 2018, and add his name on politics1, politicspa, ballotpedia, and wikipedia is to run for Pennsylvania’s congressional district 18 in 2018 for the special election and the general election and he will win both of these races.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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