Fred Keller runs for District 12 U.S. Congress seat

Fred Keller

KREAMER– Republican state Rep. Fred Keller has announced he is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing the 12th congressional district.

Keller has represented the citizens of Union and Snyder county in the state House of Representatives for the past nine years.

“My conservative record in Harrisburg, along with my business background make me well suited to represent the people of the district,” Keller said. “I have a proven record of working hard to grow Pennsylvania’s economy and attract jobs, standing up for taxpayers, promoting agriculture and tirelessly supporting local families and businesses. I’ll work just as hard in Washington.”

Keller, 53, said that as a member of Congress, “I’ll work to secure our boarders and promote economic and tax policies that help families and small businesses. I’ll support our military and promote a foreign policy that puts America first.”

He said that job training and ending the opiod crisis will be legislative priorities. Keller said that as a congressman,“I’ll support President Trump and stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the liberal Democrats in Congress who want to increase taxes and take our nation in the wrong direction.”

Keller thanked Congressman Marino for his years of dedicated public service as our U.S. representative, U.S. attorney and as a district attorney.

Keller, who is a full-time legislator, had a business career prior to being elected state representative. He had a 25-year career at Conestoga Wood Specialties where he rose to plant operations manager at the company’s Beavertown facility, managing over 230 employees and a $50 million annual budget. Additionally, he owned a successful small business managing properties and serving as a general contractor. Keller is a lifetime member of the NRA and is staunchly pro-life.

Keller has been married to his wife, Kay, for 34 years. They have two adult children, Jamie and Freddie, and two granddaughters. He has been a member of the First Reformed Church in Sunbury for over 30 years and served as a deacon at the church.