Former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson plans to run for Congress against Scott Perry

Former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, a Democrat, told Roxbury News that she plans to run for Congress against U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County.

In a video interview, Thompson said she was waiting to collect all of her signatures before making an announcement. PennLive also reported that she was circulating nomination petitions at the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit in Harrisburg.

She said she didn’t believe any other Democrats were seeking the party’s nomination to represent the 4th Congressional District, which includes all of York and Adams counties, and parts of Dauphin and Cumberland Counties.

March 11 is the deadline for major party candidates to collect and file nomination petitions for the May 20 primary.

Roger Lund, chairman of the south central caucus of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, said he spoke to Thompson Saturday.

“We’re very excited about this,” said Lund, who is also chairman of the Adams County Democratic Committee.

Lund said Thompson understands the impact that decisions by federal officials have at the local level.

Lund and Bob Kefauver, chairman of the Democratic Party of York County, both said they weren’t aware of any others Dems currently seeking the nomination.

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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One Response to Former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson plans to run for Congress against Scott Perry

  1. blaine quickel says:

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING!!!!!! SHE WAS A JOKE AS MAYOR, UNBELIEVABLE

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