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Slattery announces run for Pa. House in newly redrawn district

Published On: Jan 16 2012 02:23:41 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 16 2012 02:29:08 PM CST
Patrick Slattery - Pa. House
LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

A man who said he's spent the last 10 years of his career creating jobs is hoping to do more of the same as a lawmaker in Harrisburg.

Patrick Slattery announced Monday his campaign for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the state's 134th District.

"I'm running for the state House to serve my community and to be a part of making our commonwealth an even better place to live and work," said Slattery, a Democrat from Lower Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co. "Unfortunately, persistent partisanship and Harrisburg insider corruption has let us down."

Slattery made an unsuccessful bid for the same seat in 2010.

The seat is currently held by Doug Reichley, a Republican who is leaving the legislature to become a judge with the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

The 134th District has been redrawn to include the borough Topton and Hereford, Richmond and Rockland townships in Berks County and the boroughs of Alburtis and Macungie and Lower Macungie Township in Lehigh County. Parts of Salisbury and South Whitehall townships are also included.