Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Vereb says he will run for reelection

State Rep. Mike Vereb, a Republican representing parts of Montgomery County, announced Monday that he will run for reelection.

In a news release, Vereb said one of his top priorities was creating jobs.

Vereb is unlikely to face any primary challenge in May. Last December, he became the chairman of the county Republican Party after the District Attorney's Office arrested his predecessor, Robert J. Kerns, on multiple counts, including rape and sexual assault. Kerns is in the middle of legal proceedings on those charges.

It's unclear who Vereb's Democratic opponent might be in November, Montgomery County Democratic Committee Chairman Marcel Groen said Monday.

Forty-five percent of registered voters in the district Vereb represents are Republicans, 37 percent are Democrats, and 18 percent are independents, said John Keleman, executive director of the county Republican Committee. The district encompasses all of Collegeville, Skippack Township and Lower Providence, and parts of West Norriton and Upper Providence, Keleman said. - Carolyn Davis
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