Monday, April 9, 2012

Middletown resident announces he will pursue run in the 7th district

A Middletown resident announced he is pursuing a run in the 7th Congressional District as an independent candidate.

Owen Powell, 59, said the main focus of his campaign is cutting military spending. He also is interested in helping young adults who are graduating from college with high student loans and a poor job market.

Powell said he will run as an independent candidate on the “99 Percent” ticket. He said he does not have any official ties to the so-called Occupy movement but rather likes the symbolization of the 99 percent.

“My slogan is ‘a candidate for the rest of us,’” he said.

The district is currently represented by U.S. Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby. Meehan, along with Radnor Democrat George Badey III have already filed with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Here are more details on this candidate.

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