Latest updates from the campaign trail.

Former Pa. agriculture secretary running for Congress

Reading Eagle - Thursday, March 8, 2018

Columbia County dairy farmer Denny Wolff has moved his congressional campaign from the old 11th District to the new 9th District, which covers most of Berks, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Carbon and Columbia counties, and parts of Montour, Northumberland and Luzerne counties.

The change comes as a result of the state Supreme Court's decision to redraw district lines it ruled were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

“It needed to happen,” the Democrat said of the new lines. “This district is (now) more condensed, like it should be. The timing makes it a little more interesting for us. It's challenging getting petitions signed. The timing makes that part of our plan a little bit more challenging, but we are doing OK.”

Read the full article at the Reading Eagle.

Former ag secretary running for Congress

The Times-Tribune - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Former state agriculture secretary Denny Wolff promises to think independently and listen to citizens’ ideas if elected next year to the congressional seat Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta plans to give up.

Wolff, who formally announces his candidacy today, said Wednesday he listened to citizens as agriculture secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell between 2003 and 2009. His conversations with farmers across the state led his agriculture department to develop programs that help dairy farmers adapt best practices and pass on farms to their children; labeling that lets consumers know if a product was made locally; and loans that aid farm expansions.

“I really think that Congress is in desperate need of some independent thinkers and that’s exactly what that (his record) is,” said Wolff, 66, a Democrat from Greenwood Twp. in Columbia County.

Read the full article at The Times-Tribune.