Democrat Launches Primary Campaign For U.S. House Seat Held By G.T. Thompson

Dec 15, 2017

Kerith Strano Taylor is running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th Congressional district.

Democrat Kerith Strano Taylor made a stop in State College Thursday to announce that she’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

She said winning the 5th Congressional district won’t be easy, but that’s different than impossible. She also took aim at Republicans and Rep. Glenn Thompson, who currently holds the seat.

“I think our government is broken, and it’s my obligation as a citizen to try to fix it,” said Strano Taylor to a room full of supporters in the State College borough building.

A lawyer from Brookville, Pennsylvania, Strano Taylor is running for the Democratic nomination for the seat Thompson has held since 2009.

Tax cuts for millionaires, undoing environmental regulations and the Republican tax bill are some of the issues she touched on.

“It’s absolutely horrible, and it’s insulting for anyone to tell us, ‘Oh, no, it will be good for the economy,’ when the wealthiest of the wealthy are getting tremendous cuts,” said Strano Taylor. 

She has run for the seat twice before. Centre County Democrat Marc Friedenberg is also running for the nomination.