A new candidate steps into the ring to compete for the Lehigh Valley’s congressional seat

Written by on July 16, 2021

 A new candidate steps into the ring to compete for the Lehigh Valley’s congressional seat

By Genesis Ortega

July 16, 2021

Kevin Dellicker, of Heidelberg Township in Lehigh County, announces during a stop Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Bethlehem he’s running in 2022 for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. Photo | Kurt Bresswein | For lehighvalleylive.com

A new candidate has announced his intent to try to secure the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s 7th District. 

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And he’s a man knows how to keep himself busy. Kevin Dellicker is a business owner,  a military veteran and an author. He’s now looking to add congressman to his resume. 

Dellicker says he wants to advocate for safe communities, families, and good-paying jobs. 

“The Lehigh Valley is really in a bind right now because there are so many unfilled jobs that need to be filled,” Dellicker says. 

The Heidelberg Township resident says he wants to limit government involvement.

“Letting people have the freedom to take care of their families, to innovate, to get the jobs that they want, to get the education that they want,” he says. 

Dellicker, who faces a May primary, says his lifetime of military service and his business background set him apart.

He’s looking to unseat the incumbent. 

“You have an opportunity not just to pick up a seat that flips Congress from Democrat to Republican, but I do think it’s a winnable seat here in the Lehigh Valley.”

Dellicker announced his candidacy on July 15 at multiple locations in Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton counties. A rally is planned later in his hometown of New Tripoli.

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