It’s been just eight months since U.S. Rep. Summer Lee was sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District representative in Washington.
However, the first-termer from Pittsburgh is already making plans to stay as she will announce she will seek a second term on Thursday in the Steel City. Lee will formally announce her plans at 6 p.m. event at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers headquarters on the city’s South Side.
Scheduled to join her at the announcement is a who’s who of Keystone State Democrats, including U.S. Senators Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, Allegheny County Executive candidate Sara Innamorato, state Sen. Lindsey Williams, and Allegheny County state representatives Dan Deasy, Emily Kinkead, La’Tasha Mayes, Dan Miller, Mandy Steele and Arvind Vinkat.
Lee defeated Republican Mike Doyle by 12 points last November. Dr. James Hayes has also announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination.