Saying he was tired of Congress carrying on culture wars instead of serving the Country and “Republicans who believe that compromise is a synonym for treason,” former State Representative Tom Houghton, a West Grove lawyer and a Democrat, said he was giving “some serious thought” to challenging 9 term Republican Congressman Joe Pitts in this Fall’s general election.
Houghton beat current State Representative John Lawrence in 2008 to win a seat in the State Legislator in Harrisburg. While in office Houghton became a strong advocate of Octorara School District in the halls of Harrisburg and within the Philadelphia’s business community.
After winning the seat vacated when Art Hershey retired after 14 terms, Houghton worked hand-in-hand with Octorara district administrators and board members to lower the district’s property owners high tax bills by recruiting more commercial development to the district.
That government-school district partnership faded however, once John Lawrence defeated Houghton in a rematch in November of 2010.
The 45 year-old Houghton is expected to announce his intention to challenge the 75 year-old Pitts next week.
You can read about Houghton on Southern Chester County Times here.
Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Houghton supporter and contributor.