Announcement: Pike for PA 6th Congressional District

Gearing up for the primary season of 2010.  Democrat Doug Pike announces his intention to run for PA 6th Congressional District.

Democrat Doug Pike Announces for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 6th District

Doug Pike, a former Editorial Board member for The Philadelphia Inquirer, announced today that he is running to represent Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress.


“I am committed to listening to people and figuring out solutions that actually help,” said Pike. “I’m not a career politician. I won’t play political games.  I’m running for Congress to bring a renewed focus on the needs of everyday citizens; and to replace a partisan career politician who has failed the people time and again.”
“We need to shake up a political system that too often fails to hear our voices, let alone solve urgent problems,” Pike continued. “Even in this economic crisis, career politicians are still playing partisan games. They just don’t get it.  For more than 20 years, I’ve been writing about the most important issues facing this country and our community.  Now I want to use that experience to make change in Washington.”

“We are confronting the gravest economic challenge of our lifetime, in part because of the policies of George Bush and Jim Gerlach,” said Pike.  “Now, Republicans in Congress just say no to everything that President Obama suggests.  That won’t work.  We need leaders who can come together to get our economy moving again.  And we need to invest in clean energy technologies, infrastructure, health care, and other urgent needs.”

Pike, who lives in Lower Merion in Montgomery County, served on the Editorial Board of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 14 years.  He graduated with honors fromPrinceton University in 1971. Prior to his work at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pike served as a Special Assistant to Senator Paul Tsongas; he wrote speeches and issue summaries for the Senator. Pike has been involved with Greater Philadelphia Cares, and has worked with high school journalists through the Temple Press Tournament. He is currently a member of the International Visitors Council, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the National Conference of Editorial Writers.


This District encompasses parts of Berks, Chester, Lehigh, and Montgomery counties.

Pike has also launched a campaign website today: www.PikeforCongress.com <http://www.PikeforCongress.com/>
Let’s kick out Gerlach.  He voted AGAINST the people of PA 6th CD and against jobs for Pennsylvanians when he voted “no” to the President’s stimulus plan.  Pike is the change that we need.
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5 thoughts on “Announcement: Pike for PA 6th Congressional District”

  1. Doug Pike is a great guy – we have been friends for 20 years – and he is smart, fair, and likeable! I can’t wait for the public to get to know him – he should run a great race and hopefully prevail in the end and represent our district the way it should be represented in Congress!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jill. If you have more details to add regarding Doug Pike, I would gladly post them here. I don’t live the 6th District, but my mailing address is in the 6th District so I always get Gerlach’s mailings. You can contact me at paforchange@gmail.com

  3. A lino lib whose anly qualification is deep pockets and a motivation to destroy true American values. What a Lib

  4. I can see that you are a friend of Gerlach’s. All you can do is mimic Gerlach’s words. Get a brain. Your boy Gerlach will be giving up his seat to run for a governorship that he won’t win. Then he will join his true friends and become a lobbyist and maybe even spend a few nights with the C Street Gang.

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