Mike Kelly Successfully Files to Seek Re-election

Butler, PA – U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) made the following statement after successfully filing to appear on the ballot and seek another term representing Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional District.  The filing deadline was yesterday, February 16th:

“Over six years ago, the federal government took over General Motors and attempted to take my family’s dealership away.  I fought the government and won our dealership back.  That was my wake-up call.  I decided then to run for Congress because I, like many, saw a federal government that had become too big, powerful, and arrogant.  Unfortunately, my concerns today are the same as they were in 2010.

“So, after much reflection and discussion with my family and close friends, I have filed the necessary paperwork and nomination petitions to seek re-election as representative of Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  I am running to continue to be Western Pennsylvania’s voice in Washington and not Washington’s voice in Western Pennsylvania.  I am very proud of the service we have provided to the constituents of the Third District and believe we can continue, and even build upon, our hard work.

“However, our fight continues.  Washington’s spending problem, though improved since 2010, has a long way to go before we rein-in our record-high debt.  Our economic potential in the U.S. is still unlimited, but our government must get out of the way and allow an economic environment of opportunity and fairness to flourish.  With the right leadership and pro-growth policies, we can restore the entrepreneurial spirit that has always been the backbone of our country.

“And finally, but perhaps most importantly, I continue to be concerned about the destruction of the family, which is the true foundation of a strong and prosperous society. I feel I have been a very forthright voice on all these issues and am proud to say we have made incremental progress on some of them, often in the face of incredibly strong political resistance.

“Lord willing, and with the support of the great people of Western Pennsylvania, I would be honored to continue to be their voice in Washington.”

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Mike believes in fiscal responsibility and smaller government. As a business owner, he knows first-hand that businesses create jobs – not the government. Thanks to his seat on the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, Mike is in a position to promote pro-growth tax reform that would simplify the tax code and lower tax rates.

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