U.S. Rep. Pete
Visclosky, D-1st, is announcing that he will seek re-election to the U.S.
House of Representatives.
the following statement after deadline Wednesday:
“Today, I am
excited to announce I have filed to seek re-election to the U.S. House of
“I understand the
tremendous responsibility entrusted to our public servants and I consider it
a great privilege to represent the interests of Northwest Indiana in our
“I will continue to
fight hard on behalf of all residents of Northwest Indiana and work to build
a more prosperous and successful regional economy.
“We have made great
progress to support and defend American steelworkers, but now is not the
time to be complacent. Now is the time to act with all urgency to fight back
against unfair trading practices and to encourage new technology and
manufacturing industries in our region.
“We have also
fostered investments in our economic and transportation infrastructure, but
now is not the time to be complacent. Now is the time to use every day to
maximize the value of these investments to retain and attract new people and
economic activity to our region.
“I remain dedicated
to fighting for every resident of Northwest Indiana in our nation’s capital
as the Representative of the First Congressional District of Indiana and as
the Ranking Member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to
continue to work to keep our nation safe and secure.
“I look forward to
the 2018 election.”
Visclosky was first
elected to the U.S. House in 1984 and is currently serving his 17th term.