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John Mack Meets Steve Bacher at the Launch of His Campaign for U.S. Congress in Newtown

John Mack Meets Steve Bacher at the Launch of His Campaign for U.S. Congress in Newtown | Newtown News of Interest |

The Democratic primary election race for congress got a little more crowded on Saturday morning when Lower Makefield resident Steve Bacher announced his candidacy. 

Bacher, a self-described lifetime progressive Democrat, announced his candidacy in the community room at the historic Temperance House in Newtown Borough as more than 50 people gathered to hear the announcement speech.

“I think it is appropriate that we are gathered in a place where colonists gathered to plan a new nation,” said Newtown Democratic activist Steve Cickay while introducing Bacher to the crowd.

Bacher has had been involved in public service as a career and in his volunteer efforts. These experiences have given Bacher the experience of seeing problems that plague real people from close up, he said.

Throughout the course of his announcement, Bacher touched on important policy positions and his top priorities. Health insurance for all, jobs jobs that pay a fair wage and climate change are Bacher’s biggest priorities moving forward if he could only choose three, he explained.

While discussing the opioid epidemic in the district, Bacher acknowledged the good Fitzpatrick has done by raising awareness. The budget put forth by congress, however, does more harm in cuts than the awareness campaign can do good, he said.

Further Reading: 

“Former Newtown Resident & Democrat Steve Bacher to Enter 8th District Congressional Primary Race”;

johnmacknewtown's insight:
I like his views on the environment and the opioid crisis. I hope to interview him soon.
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