30 minutes ago
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Dan Meuser for Congress
The day we have all been waiting for has arrived. Dan Meuser has a website and has made it official.
Here is his press release announcing his candidacy. Thanks to Ray Zaborney for sending it to me.
Meuser Runs for Congress
Conservative Businessman Seeks To Represent PA-10
Dan Meuser, President of Pride Mobility Products, today filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission formalizing a run for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District.
“After careful consideration and consultation with my family, community and party leaders as well as constituents across our District, I have decided to seek the Republican nomination to represent Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District,” Meuser said.
Meuser has spent the past 20 years working with his family and the workforce at Pride Mobility to transform the business from a small furniture company with 25 employees to a worldwide leader in mobility products with over 1000 employees based in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Dan has helped build Pride Mobility into a force in the local economy, purchasing more than $30 million dollars in local companies and compiling sales of over $350 million annually. For the fifth year in a row under Dan’s leadership, Pride Mobility has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.
“I believe that my unique experience of growing a small business into an international leader prepares me well to deal with the fiscal challenges facing our nation today,” Meuser said. “I know the importance of balancing a budget, the need to provide family sustaining jobs, and the burden that over regulation can impose on the economy.”
As President of Pride Mobility; Dan became an advocate for Americans with disabilities and senior citizens across the country. As a leader in his industry, Dan has taken the fight for access to mobility products for senior citizens and the disabled directly to some of the most powerful decision makers in Government.
“I’ve seen firsthand how government works, and in many ways, Washington DC is broken,” Meuser said. “I have spent much time advocating for the rights of senior citizens and the disabled, and have seen far too often in Washington the politics of special interests defeat common sense solutions that would best serve the interests of our citizens.”
Dan believes being an effective Representative for the 10th Congressional District means focusing on district issues and accomplishing goals. Meuser said, “My business record is about setting and accomplishing goals for our employees and our customers. I plan for my political record to reflect a pattern of working with all levels of government and community leaders to get things done here at home.”
Dan is a conservative Republican who has been active in supporting Republicans at the local, state, and federal level. In the past 7 years alone he has donated over $125,000 dollars to Republican candidates and party committees.
“I am proud to be a conservative, both fiscally and socially. I believe that we need to balance the federal budget, extend the tax cuts that have made our economy strong, and work to protect the conservative values of our district,” Meuser said. “I will fight to protect our right to bear arms, the sanctity of life, to secure our borders and oppose Amnesty.”
Meuser stressed the need for a strong military as well.
“As a member of Congress, I will make defending our national security our number one priority,” Meuser said. “We need to win the Global War on Terror. And, in Iraq, supply our military with whatever the commanders deem necessary to accomplish our goals in the most effective and expeditious manner possible, so our troops may return home successfully.”
In other Pa-10 news Chris Hackett has raised a ton of money in just a month. His press release courtesy of Dave Madeira.
Dallas, PA – Business and community leader Chris Hackett has established himself as the
Republican to beat in the race to unseat liberal Democrat Chris Carney after just 31 days of
The Chris Hackett for Congress Campaign Committee today announced it will report over
$245,000 cash on hand as of the September 30, 2007 filing deadline. At the same point in the
2005 cycle, Carney for Congress reported less than $14,000 in the bank.
“My wife Ramah and I are grateful to have the strong support of so many business leaders and
grassroots activists from across this district and throughout Pennsylvania ,” said Chris Hackett.
“Pennsylvanians know that they are getting a bad deal from Washington . Liberal politicians are wasting too many of our tax dollars and not effectively securing our borders. They remain mired in partisan bickering. It’s time for change. Northeastern Pennsylvania needs a Congressman who will fight for taxpayers, work to create jobs and make America strong and safe.
That is what I intend to do.”
Vince Sweeney is weighing the pros and cons of running for office and Paul Swiderski will be kicking off his campaign at the Pierce Street Deli on Thursday.