Friendenberg nominated for special election

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Marc Friedenberg as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 12th Congressional District which will be held on May 21.

“We are proud to nominate Marc Friedenberg to replace Tom Marino in the 12th Congressional District,” PDP chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills said in a press release. “Marc ran a great campaign against a deeply-entrenched incumbent in 2018, and we are confident that he will take his experience from last year and translate it into success this year. Republicans should not take this seat for granted. PA-12 deserves a congressman like Marc, who will fight the opioid epidemic and defend working Pennsylvanians. Like we did with Conor Lamb, we are going to fight for every vote in every district and ensure that Marc will be victorious on May 21.”

Friedenberg is an assistant teaching professor at Penn State, where he teaches cybersecurity and cyberlaw courses. He’s a Columbia Law School and Penn State graduate. He was born in northeast Philadelphia, graduated from Council Rock High School in Bucks County, and now lives with his wife and two young daughters in State College.

The party said Friedenberg was the only candidate to apply.

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