Meet the 12th Congressional District Candidates

Do you have an interest in the 12th Congressional District race?  If so, tomorrow morning (October 11)  you should make your way the The Chadwick in Wexford.  THE CHAMBER of Commerce Inc., the SMC Business Councils and the Manufacturer and Business Association (MBA) are hosting a “Meet the Candidates Breakfast” with the contenders for the 12th Congressional District seat.

Incumbent Representative Mark Critz (D) and challenger Keith Rothfus (R) will answer questions on federal issues specific to job development and economic growth in our area. Each candidate will prepare 20 minute statements that answer key economic questions and present their economic policies. Then, the candidates will each entertain 30 minutes of questions from the audience. Only issues related to job creation, business development, and economic growth will be discussed.

Here’s the agenda:

7:30-8:00 am Continental Breakfast

Welcome: Susan Balla Executive Director at THE CHAMBER

Introductions: Moderator Hal Martin

8:00-8:20 Keith Rothfus Prepared Statement

8:20-8:50 Keith Rothfus Q&A

9:00-9:20 Representative Mark Critz Prepared Statement

9:20-9:50 Representative Mark Critz Q&A

9:50-10:00 Closing Remarks and Special Thanks: Moderator Hal Martin


This event is open to business stakeholders in the 12th district. Price for THE CHAMBER, SMC, and MBA members is $15, and for non-members $25.  Please register on THE CHAMBER website at or call (724)-934-9700.

This is your chance to hear straight from the candidates and ask the questions that are important to you!


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