Pa. Rep. Kurt Masser won’t search reelection

Pa. Rep. Kurt Masser introduced yesterday in a Fb submit that he won’t search re-election after his time period ends in 2022.

Masser, who has spent 18 years as an elected official, has been within the Pa. Common Meeting for the previous 11 years, taking that workplace in 2011.

He serves the 107th District, which covers components of Northumberland and Columbia County and all of Montour County.

Previous to becoming a member of the meeting, he served as county commissioner for Northumberland County.

Masser mentioned, within the submit, that his service has been “the respect of a lifetime.”

“To these I’ve served, I’ll by no means be capable to adequately articulate how a lot your belief has meant to me,” Masser mentioned. “I’m pleased with what now we have completed in these years, and I do know that now we have made our neighborhood a greater place.”

Masser went on to thank his family and friends for his or her help coping with residing within the public eye. “They sacrifice loads for our option to serve and I recognize them greater than they know,” mentioned Masser.

He additionally thanked his fellow elected officers, calling consideration to 2: U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser and Pa. State Senator John Gordner.

“I’m pleased with the work now we have accomplished collectively to take away blight, entice jobs to our space, and enhance our faculties,” mentioned Masser.

Masser mentioned that he plans to return to the personal sector and that “public service shouldn’t be a profession.”

The announcement opens the race for the newly redrawn district now that there’s no incumbent. Nonetheless, the circulation interval for candidates to submit petition varieties ends on March 28.

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Request for affirmation from Rep. Masser’s workplace has not been returned on the time of publish.