“I will stand for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 11 th Congressional District. Over the next nineteen months, I will visit with voters throughout the district explaining my positions and listening carefully to voter concerns,” Howe said in a letter announcing his candidacy.
Howe served in the Air Force for 24 years, including 20 years stationed overseas.
Howe is launching his campaign today because it is Tax Day.
“By midnight on April 18th , Tax Day, millions of Americans will surrender a portion of their hard-earned money to fund their federal government. Precious few people like doing this. No one thinks it is unnecessary,” Howe said in the letter.
Howe is a native of New York, and currently lives in Carlisle. He was most recently a SENSE Government Facilitator at United State Institute of Peace.
Update: Barletta’s campaign responded to the announcement.
“Congressman Barletta is focused on doing his job and working hard for the residents of the 11th District,” Barletta spokesman Jon Anzur said in an email.