Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rothfus said his No. 1 priority is the economy.
Republican Keith Rothfus of Sewickley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Mark Critz of Johnstown, Cambria County, by a margin of 52 to 48 percent to win election in the newly re-drawn Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District. Rothfus said his No. 1 priority is the economy. "We've got to get the economy rolling again," he said Tuesday night after delivering a victory speech at the Holiday Inn on McKnight Road in Ross Townshipt. "I'm concerned about tax policy, about the possibility of another tax increase on our small businesses on January 1st. The president said a couple of years ago you don't want to raise taxes in a slow economy. And so we have to convince the president of the wisdom of his argument from a couple of years ago." Rothfus …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Patch editors will be blogging live from the Meet the Candidates breakfast in Wexford featuring the Democratic and GOP nominees for the 12th Congressional District seat. The event begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 11. You can join the conversation, too.
Rep. Mark Critz, the incumbent Democrat from Johnstown, Cambria County, and Republican challenger Rothfus, of Edgeworth, are scheduled to take part in a Meet the Candidates breakfast forum sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce Inc. The event begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Chadwick in Wexford. Each candidate will be given time to answer questions and to speak on topics related to business growth, job creation and economic development. They will not be discussing social issues. Our live chat for the first forum begins at 7:30 a.m. Join us then to share your thoughts.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Here's a look at the candidates and issues most important to Pine-Richland voters in 2012.
As we look ahead to Tuesday’s elections, Pine-Richland Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here are the people and issues you will find on your ballot. President Barack Obama vs. former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney History Pennsylvania has delivered its 20 electoral votes to the Democratic nominee for president in the last five elections. If current polls hold steady, Obama will make it six in a row in November. The president has not taken Pennsylvania’s support for granted and has made several trips to Western Pennsylvania in the past several years, even going as far as choosing Pittsburgh to host the G-20 summit in the fall of 2009. In his October 2011 visit, the president lobbied for …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Pine and Richland townships are in the 4th congressional district currently represented by Democrat Rep. Jason Altmire.
As a result of newly drawn district lines, two incumbent Democrats from Western Pennsylvania will face each other in Tuesday's primary election for the chance to run for one congressional seat in the fall. Rep. Jason Altmire, 44, of McCandless, whose 4th District includes the Pine-Richland area, and Rep. Mark Critz, 50, of Johnstown, Cambria County, both seek to represent the new 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Population losses in Pennsylvania have resulted in the loss of one of the state's 19 existing congressional districts. The reconfigured map of 18 new districts will merge territories once represented by Altmire and Critz into one sprawling district in 2013. That means one of the two incumbent congressmen will be …