Hi, I’m George Halcovage and I’m running to be your Congressman for Pennsylvania’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I grew up in the heart of the newly formed 9th District. I love this District and its people, and it is here that I serve, worship, and work. My wife, Barbara, and I raised our family in Pottsville where Barbara and I continue to reside.We need a representative who is actually from this District, who knows first-hand the issues confronting our residents and has the proven years of experience addressing those issues. We need a representative from this District who is not controlled by big money and outside influences, or merely seeking to purchase an available congressional seat. We need a person who actually cares deeply about our District. This new 9th District deserves a representative who understands the privilege it is to serve his fellow citizens and not the special interests outside this District that would negatively affect our way of living. I give you my absolute word that I will be that representative who can best be the champion for all of us in this District. I have proven over the last 7 years as a Schuylkill County Commissioner that I have earnestly worked to serve our area and its needs. In my capacity as a Commissioner, I have not only worked closely with the people of Schuylkill County, but have consistently done so personally with the leaders of all of the counties comprising the 9th Congressional District to assist in the betterment of those counties as well. As a Commissioner, I know what is needed for the 9th District to succeed and stand ready to give my hardest efforts to tirelessly represent us in Washington and here in our District.
Barbara and I have been married for 37 years. We have been blessed with 5 fantastic children, 2 amazing son-in-laws and 7 beautiful grandchildren. I graduated from Villanova University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting where I met Barbara, a Villanova graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. I immediately returned home to work with my mother and father in our family insurance agency which was established in Minersville in 1950. I am currently President of that agency which continues to be family owned and operated. I am a lifelong resident of Schuylkill County and this Congressional District. My parents instilled in me a keen sense to serve my community, and I was raised to to respect all people. In addition to my 7 years of representing the area, as a Schuylkill County Commissioner, I have served as a member of the Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority, for over 15 years, I am a member of the City of Pottsville Hospital Authority, for over 20 years. I have served on the Allentown Diocesan School Board, Catholic Charities Advisory Board, and St. Joseph’s Center for Special Learning Board. I am a Fourth Degree member of The Knights of Columbus having served in many leadership capacities. I have served on National Agency Council Boards for insurance companies. I have been fortunate to be able to do this while raising a family and running a business. After deep consultation and the full blessing of Barbara and our children, I am humbly asking for the support of our District to run for the House of Representatives.