(WHTM) – Blake Lynch, who recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer of WITF, is running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 10th District.

Lynch previously served as the Director of Community Relations and Engagement for the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. He had worked at WITF, a public news media and programming outlet for 19 Pennsylvania counties, since August 2021.

“As a lifelong Central Pennsylvania resident, I know firsthand the challenges facing my neighbors from Harrisburg to Carlisle to York,” said Lynch. “I know that regardless of what neighborhood you live in, people want safe streets, good schools and good-paying jobs. And they expect their government to work for them and their democracy – and not against it.

“That is why I am proud to announce that I am running for Congress to represent the very community that helped raise me. Central Pennsylvania residents deserve a representative in Washington who will roll up their sleeves and go to work for them –  building bridges instead of creating division. And that’s just what I will do starting on day one as your congressman.”

abc27 previously reported in September that Lynch was considering a run.

Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional seat is currently held by Republican Scott Perry, who has served in Congress since 2012. Perry serves as Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and serves on several House committees including Oversight and Foreign Affairs.

Democrats have focused in on Perry’s seat in recent years and several Democrats have already announced plans to run against him.

Harrisburg City Councilmember Shamaine Daniels, Marine Corps veteran Mike O’Brien, Army veterans Bob Forbes and Rick Coplen, former news anchor Janelle Stelson, and businessman John Broadhurst have each either filed with the FEC or announced their candidacies.

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