Centre Daily Times (Sunday) - - Opinion -

The 13th District race in­volves two candidates who are new to pol­i­tics. A look at their web­sites of­fers an in­sight into how they will rep­re­sent us in Congress. Brent Ot­t­away does not take cor­po­rate PAC dol­lars, one good sign of whose side he is on. He be­lieves that up­grad­ing our in­fra­struc­ture of­fers enor­mous em­ploy­ment po­ten­tial and would also serve thriv­ing busi­nesses. What has been hold­ing this back in Wash­ing­ton?

Ad­di­tion­ally, in to­day’s tech­nol­ogy-driven world, power grid im­prove­ments for wider broad­band would ben­e­fit busi­nesses and in­crease ac­cess for all cit­i­zens.

Brent also puts great em­pha­sis on ed­u­ca­tion. High-stakes test­ing has strained bud­gets at a time when re­sources are needed to pre­pare fu­ture em­ploy­ees and en­trepreneurs to adapt to a con­stantly chang­ing work­place. Shouldn’t re­train­ing and post-high school op­tions be more nu­mer­ous and af­ford­able?

It takes time to re­search. Isn’t that our duty be­fore step­ping into the vot­ing booth? – Denice Ro­daniche, Al­toona, PA

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