Last updated: June 27. 2014 2:47PM - 1860 Views
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SCRANTON — Congressional candidates U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, and his Republican challenger, David Moylan, the Schuylkill County Coroner, have agreed to participate in two debates before the November 4 general election.

A live debate will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at the WVIA Studios in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, and a second debate, which has yet to be scheduled, will be hosted by WLVT (PBS39) in Bethlehem, Northampton County.

“I look forward to the opportunity to discuss the many critical issues facing northeastern Pennsylvania and the nation. It’s important for voters to see and hear that they have clear choices in this election,” said Cartwright.

Cartwright has represented Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district since being sworn in on January 3, 2013. The district includes all of Schuylkill County and portions of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Northampton Counties. Cartwright serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Since taking office, Cartwright has been a leader among his colleagues, introducing 43 pieces of legislation, being elected as a freshman class President and being named a “Moderate Democratic Leader” by the non-partisan watch-dog group, GovTrack.

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