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Skylar Hurwitz throws hat into First District ring


Skylar Hurwitz of New Hope, a small business owner and environmentalist born and raised in Bucks County, launched his official announcement video Tuesday, declaring his intention to seek the Democratic nomination to run against Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District in 2020.

Candidates who have also announced candidacy in the primary election for the Pa. First District include Christine Finello, Judi Reiss and Debbie Wachspress.

“While more than 20 percent of the country is under 35, barely 2 percent of our representatives in Washington are in that age group,” Hurwitz said in a press release. “Meanwhile, our district and country are facing a crisis of leadership on a number of critical issues facing the current generation.”

According to the release, by directly addressing fears and anxieties around job security, student debt, medical bankruptcy, and retiring securely, the video underscores Hurwitz’s understanding of the current concerns and divisiveness facing individuals across the district. The announcement closes with a proposition to unite around a fair tax platform that levels the playing field for everyday Americans while addressing the nation’s most pressing issues.

Hurwitz is 27, a graduate of New Hope-Solebury High School, and owner of Demetrius Consulting, a technology consulting firm.

Learn more by visiting and join the initial organizers’ meet and greet in New Hope 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 16. Register online at