A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.
State Democrats on Tuesday added David Kessler to the ballot as the party's nominee in the 130th District. He'll face Republican David Maloney, the incumbent, in November.
"Tom Corbett and David Maloney have failed our district," Kessler said in a statement Tuesday. "Since taking office in 2011, Corbett and Maloney passed policies that have directly hurt the hard working middle-class families of our communities. Their billion dollar cut to public education has robbed our children of a world-class education and pushed property taxes up even higher."
Kessler, a longtime resident of Oley Township, began his service in the state House in 2007. He lost his bid for re-election in 2010.
His public service also includes 18 years as an Oley Township supervisor and 15 years as a member of the township's planning commission.
In addition to Oley, the 130th District is made up of Amity, Colebrookdale, District, Douglass, Earl, Pike, Union and Washington townships, part of Exeter Township, and the boroughs of Bally, Bechtelsville, Birdsboro and Boyertown.