AVOCA — At least one Republican is already eyeing the 2020 election. Teddy Daniels has announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 8th Congressional District.
The 8th District seat is currently held by Democrat Matt Cartwright of Moosic. The 8th Congressional District includes Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike counties and portions of Luzerne and Monroe counties.
Daniels, 44, of Wyoming, said he has a combined 20 years in uniformed service to his community and nation.
“I’m a pro-Trump conservative Republican, I’m a wounded combat veteran, a retired police officer and a successful business entrepreneur,” Daniels said in a news release announcing his candidacy. “I’ve built and sold several companies for a profit. I understand how the economy works and I understand how to motivate and help hardworking men and women in this country.”
Daniels said Cartwright “is a weak Democrat incumbent who represents a district won by President Donald Trump in 2016.”
Daniels is married and has four children. He attended Valley Forge Military Academy, West Virginia University, Pennsylvania Police Academy, Pennsylvania Sheriffs Academy, and U.S. Army Infantry School.