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.