“Congress Needs More Thoughtful, Productive Members Like Matt Cartwright. He Deserves a Second Term.” Editorial Board, Citizens Voice

By The Citizens Voice Editorial Board

October 26. 2014

U.S. Congress for the 17th District

In his first term in Washington, Matt Cartwright has proven himself a moderate and independent Democrat who has done the seemingly impossible by building relationships across the aisle in the politically polarized U.S. House of Representatives.

Cartwright has taken a leadership role in the freshman class in the 113th Congress, won bipartisan support for more than two dozen bills, helped secure raises for employees at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and fought for legislation to improve veterans’ health care.

He also took the lead in finding to solutions to the violence at Wilkes-Barre’s troubled Sherman Hills housing complex.

In contrast, Cartwright’s Republican opponent, Schuylkill County Coroner David Moylan, has staked out the most extreme positions on social issues, foreign policy and immigration.

Congress needs more thoughtful, productive members like Matt Cartwright. He deserves a second term.