Heath Himes, a Huntingdon County native, plans to challenge state Rep. Rich Irvin in the Republican primary in May.
“The people of the 81st District deserve honest diligent representation,” Himes said in a press release. “I am running to restore integrity and confidence in the office and give the people a strong voice by bringing the energy and understanding of government needed to get things done in Harrisburg.”
This will be Himes’ first run for public office. He’s a small-business owner, former college instructor of legal studies, (Huntingdon) Daily News reporter and current paralegal, the release said.
Irvin was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2014. He represents all of Huntingdon County, part of Centre County — Halfmoon Township, Taylor Township, Worth Township, parts of Ferguson Township, parts of Patton Township and Port Matilda borough — and part of Mifflin County.
CDT staff reports