New faces eye Pitts’ seat in 16th District
Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District, the longtime stronghold of Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts of East Marlborough, has opened up after his 10 terms in that seat. Pitts announced his intention not to pursue another term late in 2015.
The 16th District covers a large portion of southern Chester County, most of Lancaster County, and a sliver of Berks County, including the city of Reading. The 16th stretches from the southwestern suburbs of Philadelphia in the east to the Susquehanna River in the west, and north to include areas around Reading.
Running for the seat this election cycle are Libertarian Shawn House, Democrat Christina Hartman and Republican Lloyd Smucker. The election is Nov. 8.