According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, it’s official that US Rep Ryan Costello will not be seeking re-election in the 6th District.
Costello’s departure from the 6th District race was rumored the last couple of weeks but there were mixed messages last week when he filed petitions for the May primary, meeting the deadline. However in the end, citing personal and political reasons, Costello decided not to seek another term in Congress. An attorney and Chester County native, Costello will seek employment in the private sector when his current term ends.
Tax attorney from Chadds Ford, Greg McCauley has filed signatures to run as a Republican in the 6th District, with a priority issue for new jobs and wage growth in the economy. At this point, it is unclear if Costello’s name will appear with McCauley’s on the ballot for the May primary election.
Democrat Chrissy Houlahan, a veteran and former CEO, is currently running for her party’s nomination in Pennsylvania 6th Congressional District.