Election May 2018: Chris Rieger

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Chris Rieger

Name: Chris Rieger
City of Residence: Cranberry Township
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Office Desired: U.S. House: PA 16th District
Facebook: RiegerforPA
Twitter: @RiegerforPA

Why should you be elected
I am running for two reasons: because I believe the purpose of public service is to help people, and this November presents a unique opportunity to end a destructive legislative agenda that will or has hurt millions of Americans.

Top three priorities 
Our focus is threefold: Medicare for All in the United States once and for all, a living wage for the American worker, and ridding our elections of private moneyed interests.

Chris grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the son of a teacher and a jewelry store clerk. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Pittsburgh and law degree at Duquesne University. Since then, he has remained in private practice and now runs his own small law firm on the South Side of Pittsburgh. He represents the interests of working people in debt relief, landlord-tenant, and consumer protection matters.

During tax season, Chris volunteers at Just Harvest, a nonprofit organization that works with the United Way, and takes part in the Money In Your Pocket Coalition, a program that provides free tax assistance to elderly and low income working families in Western Pennsylvania. He has been certified as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant and Tax Counselor for the Elderly. Chris has also worked with nonpartisan groups to spread the word about reforming Pennsylvania’s congressional and legislative districts, so that elected officials properly serve the broad interests of the diverse communities they represent.

Chris and his wife Tracy, a public school teacher, make their home in Cranberry Township, Butler County.

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