Incumbent Mike Doyle Wins Democratic Nomination for U.S. House Seat
The Forest Hills man won Tuesday's 14th District Democratic primary. He'll face Republican Hans Lessmann in November.
Incumbent Mike Doyle is the Democratic winner over Janis Brooks in Tuesday's primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives' 14th District of Pennsylvania, which includes Baldwin Township and Baldwin Borough.
Doyle will face Republican Hans Lessmann in a general election in November for that district's seat. Lessmann was unopposed in the primary.
Doyle, who resides in Forest Hills Borough, has a Bachelor of Science degree in community development from Penn State University. He has been a small-business owner and was once the chief of staff for state Sen. Frank Pecora.
Doyle is serving in his ninth term in the U.S. Congress. He has been Pennsylvania's 14th District representative since 2003. He serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is a member of the subcommittees on Energy and Power and Communications and Technology.
He is a member of the House Democratic Caucus and is the founder and co-chair of both the Congressional Autism Caucus (also known as the Coalition for Autism Research and Education, or CARE) and the House Distributed Generation Caucus.
Brooks celebrated the run of her campaign in Braddock Borough at the Nyia Page Community Center.
"I will definitely run for office again," she said after the election's results came in. "This was our first time. We got a lot of experience, and there are still a lot of needs that are unmet in the community.
"It is essential that people report the truth and not what they want it to be. Pittsburgh is operated by machine-style politics, and it has to end.”
Brooks has enjoyed the journey of campaigning throughout Pennsylvania's 14th District.
"The most interesting part was meeting different people and knowing that their needs have not been met by the government and listening to their stories," she said at the Nyia Page gathering. "It is essential that we do more to help them."
Brooks said that her campaign was all about the people.
"People need help, and they need jobs," she said.
Brooks, a Democrat who resides in North Versailles, holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in urban studies in management from the University of Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clarion University, where she studied comprehensive social studies for secondary education.
Brooks, of North Versailles Township, holds a doctorate in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in urban studies and planning from The University of Maryland. She received her bachelor's degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where she studied comprehensive social studies for secondary education.
Brooks is the founder and pastor of the Church of Inclusion International Ministries in North Versailles and the founder and CEO of Citizens to Abolish Domestic Apartheid, a nonprofit organization also located in North Versailles that provides learning experiences for youths and senior citizens as well as after-school programs.
This article originally appeared on the ForestHills-RegentSquare Patch.
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