Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Montco freshman state reps seek reelection

Two freshman state House members have announced they will seek second terms.

The Times-Herald in Norristown reports that Republicans Jay Moyer (70th Dist.) and Mike Vereb (150th Dist.) will attempt to keep their respective seats this year.

Moyer is a longtime fixture on the Montgomery County political scene.

Vereb is relatively new to politics, after a distinguished career in law enforcement.

Like the rest of the Freshman 50 in the state House, neither Moyer nor Vereb have much to write home about during the first term, although both did get bills passed last year, which is more than some veteran lawmakers can say.

Both voted in favor of the property tax elimination plan before the House Tuesday, so that should give them some goodwill with voters.

No Democrats have announced for either seat yet, but don't be surprised if challengers emerge, especially against Moyer, who narrowly won his race in 2006.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tony: We enjoy reading your work in the Pottstown Merc. Vereb needs to be a stonger voice for Real Estate Tax elimination in the 150th.Moyer hasworked hard for voters in the 70th. The dem's are not going to pass on these guys.
Mr John Rightwood West Norriton PA