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Independent enters race for Schuylkill County Senate seat

A Schuylkill Haven man has announced his candidacy for state Senate as an independent.

Eddie Wenrich, 39, said he’ll champion education, technology and economic development in his race for the 29th Senatorial District, including all of Schuylkill and Carbon counties and much of southern Luzerne.
Wenrich said he worked as an AT&T store manager for years until late last year and is now concentrating on the campaign.

Wenrich, who said he has a diverse background in management, theater and film, said he aims to bring “fresh, nonpartisan leadership to the district.”

“For too long, the residents of this district have been underserved and overlooked by the current political leadership,” he said in a news release.

Wenrich said the established leadership is what led him to run as an independent instead of a Republican.
“It’s time for leadership that puts the community first, not special interests,” he said.

Wenrich said he wants to ensure children have access to quality education, the economy thrives through innovation and support for small businesses “and that every voice in our district is heard.”

He said his campaign is focused on empowering parents in educational decisions, investing in underfunded schools and supporting technological startups and launching the “Pennsylvania Success Initiative” to boost the local economy and workforce development statewide by revamping critical infrastructure and attracting diverse industries from outside of borders to enhance competitiveness.

“I believe in the power of innovation, honesty and hard work,” he said. “Our district deserves a leader who is unapologetically honest and dedicated to their welfare and success. I am ready to lead District 29 towards a brighter, more inclusive future.”

Wenrich has a website at

Third party candidates can’t be on the ballot in Pennsylvania primaries. They have until Aug. 1 to file their nomination papers.

Incumbent Republican Sen. David G. Argall of Rush Township and John Zugarek, a Democrat from White Haven, have filed to be on the ballot for the April 23 primary.

Eddie Wenrich
Eddie Wenrich

Source: Berkshire mont

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