With just a few days until the election, candidates in the race for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 2nd District are checking in with the voters.
Democratic Candidate for State Representative Bob Merski joins the voters at Premium Coffee in Erie for a town hall-style meeting.
Merski says it’s important people have a chance to meet the candidates face-to-face and learn first hand what they can bring to the table. “I’m the only person in this race who’s balanced a municipal budget, a government budget. I’m the only person who has dealt with constituent services and I have a platform of results, not rhetoric. We know that we need good public schools. I’ve taught in Erie’s public schools.”
Meanwhile, his opponent, Republican Candidate Tim Kuzma, is also talking to voters today. Kuzma says throughout the campaign season, he’s knocked on at least 4,000 doors, rain or shine. He says one of his main priorities, if elected, is to work towards implementing term limits.
He believes his roots in Erie real estate and connections to the area make him a great fit for the job. “A lot of government people, they talk about what the people want and stuff but unless you get in there and talk to them, you’re pretty much just guessing what they want.”
Kuzma says he and Merski both agreed to run clean, honorable campaigns. He believes that is something the voters admire.