Jim Thorpe lawyer runs for House seat

BY THE STANDARD SPEAKER / PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 15, 2015

Jim Thorpe attorney Neil Makhija on Thursday announced his candidacy for the state House of Representatives in the 122nd District, which includes most of Carbon County.

He will seek the Democratic nomination in the April primary for the seat now held by Republican Doyle Heffley of Lower Towamensing Township.

Makhija is a graduate of MMI Preparatory School, Freeland; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, and Harvard Law School. He recently was sworn in to the Pennsylvania Bar Association by Supreme Court Justice Correale F. Stevens.

“I love this community,” he said. “I’ll fight to revitalize our region and build a new economy where working families prosper.”

Article published in The Standard Speaker.