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Schooley announces run for Shuster’s seat

Franklin County resident Travis Schooley intends to run as a Republican Congressional candidate for the 9th District, challenging Republicans Art Halvorson and Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. and Democrat Adam Sedlock for Rep. Bill Shuster’s seat.

“I am the working man’s man, and I am eager to roll up my sleeves and get to work to serve the people of this district,” Schooley said in a press release. “I’d say I’m politically courageous, straightforward and a no-nonsense guy who will fight for conservative principles. I am passionate about serving people and will execute the duties of this office with attention and detail.”

“I deal with the attorneys, engineers and numerous officials,” he said. “I love people, am a careful listener, have a knack for research and natural ability to understand and navigate laws and regulations, and I love to be a part of solving problems.”

If elected, Schooley said he would fight for all conservative causes and put “his work experience to work” by focusing on maintaining the community’s infrastructure. He proposed the idea of expanding train transportation services between Altoona and Pittsburgh, as an example.

Schooley promotes a strong national defense, domestic energy production and a small constitutionally limited government with low taxation to promote job growth and a free-market economy.

Schooley served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army and as a non-commissioned officer for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for 10 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Shippensburg University.

He manages a farm, raising livestock, and an infrastructure consulting and mapping business. Schooley has been a member of the Franklin County Republican Committee for more than eight years and has family roots in the county that date back hundreds of years.

Mirror Staff Writer Shen Wu Tan is at 946-7457.

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