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Monday, November 20, 2017
David Molony David Molony

Molony nominated for 133rd District race

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

David Molony, of Catasauqua, was unanimously selected as the Republican nominee to run for the state representative seat in the 133rd Legislative District. The selection was announced Oct. 11 by the Republican Committee of Lehigh County.

The seat was left vacant by the Sept. 8 death of state Rep. Dan McNeill.

A special election will be held Dec. 5. Molony will face McNeill’s widow, Jeanne, who is the Democratic nominee.

Molony was joined by family and friends in Whitehall for the party nomination. He previously had run against McNeill for the seat, which encompasses the eastern part of Lehigh County, including Catasauqua Borough, Coplay Borough, Hanover Township and Fountain Hill Borough and parts of Whitehall Township, Salisbury Township and the City of Bethlehem.

“If elected, I will continue with and will expand upon McNeill’s work to address the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. I will also work to develop enhanced pain prescription criteria so that those in pain can still have access to medication while reducing its illicit use,” Molony said.

“We can fight the opioid epidemic through education, flexible treatment options, support for families and additional resources for law enforcement,” Molony added.

The candidate said his priorities will also include bringing family-sustaining jobs back to the region, advocacy for children and teens, protecting homeowners and taxpayers and reforming state government.

Molony has served on many boards and volunteers frequently, including being a donor to Victory House. He is a former court-appointed special advocate for children.

Molony said he is a familiar face throughout the district.

“I’ve knocked on over 25,000 doors in previous elections for the 133rd and have met thousands of people face to face. If elected, I will be easily accessible, working to ensure the voices of the constituents are heard in Harrisburg.

“It is time to include the people of the 133rd District in the decisions that affect them. As state representative, I will be a voice for the people of the district and not for special interests — be they corporations or unions,” Molony added.

Molony, 64, has been married to Dr. Ming Ming Molony since 1988. The couple has a daughter in the U.S. Navy and a son in college.

To contact Molony, email Dave@DaveMolony.com, call 610-443-0609 or visit friendofdave.com.