Conshohocken – On January 20, Commonwealth Club members gathered for their first Luncheon of the year at the West Philadelphia Marriott in Conshohocken. In what is becoming an annual occurrence, they were joined by Freshman Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-6). As always the room was filled with elected officials, party leaders, and community activists, eager to hear from the Congressman.
Costello began by recognizing the many people present that were there as he began his career in politics. Before delving into his re-election campaign, Costello reflected back on his first year in Congress. He began by thanking the Pennsylvania delegation for their leadership. He credited his success through his first term to their guidance and ability to work together especially when working to help our veterans. Following in his predecessor's footsteps, Congressman Jim Gerlach, he also worked to continue to focus attention on the need for land conservation throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.
As he looked to his re-election campaign this year, he began by expressing his desire to continue what he began in congress. The 6th District has long been known for its representatives that have served their district with loyalty, experience, and integrity. The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee was forced to run candidates that were more concerned with their own needs rather than the needs of the district. However, the people of the 6th District continue to trust in Congressman Costello's leadership. After taking questions from those gathered, the luncheon concluded.