Milton resident eyes House seat

Joe Moralez has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 12th Congressional seat.

Moralez, 26, of Milton, is vice president of sales with StaffQuest Inc., a statewide nursing agency, where he oversees and manages operations of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre office. He was formerly employed at Bucknell University as an administrative assistant for both the Presidential Arts Initiative and the Griot Institute for African Studies.

A graduate of Lewisburg High School, he attended Thiel College for two years where he served as academic adviser of his fraternity.

He serves on the Milton Public Library Board.

Moralez said, if elected, he would bring a unique perspective to Washington.

“I am a black gay conservative who through those titles is far from the status quo,” he said. “However, my strong conservative convictions run deep to my core. From my own experience as the vice president of a small business, I truly believe that big government is not the solution, lower taxes facilitate job growth and economic empowerment, a stronger military and border security are a necessity, and the protection of states’ rights is vital to our union.”

Moralez said the Republican Party needs someone unafraid to challenge Democrats.

He said Democrats aim to be obstructionists looking to run the Trump Administration and policy into the ground.

“They convinced a vast majority of minorities that they have their best interests at heart,” he added.

Moralez said he supports a flat tax and term limits for members of Congress.

If elected, he said he would donate most of his salary to non-profit organizations in the 12th House District.

“Our party is at a crossroads, we need to expand our base and diversify. Diversity does not mean compromising on our beliefs but rather embracing communities who share our values,” he said. “I would not only bring a fresh perspective to our district but also to our party, as a whole. I am pro-life, pro-small government, pro-2nd Amendment and pro-wall. As a President Trump supporter I will fight for strong

conservative values and stand up to Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Recognizing that the criminal justice system hasn’t always been fair to disenfranchised communities and working to reform it is just one step towards alleviating that stigma. Electing woman and minorities who hold our values is necessary, this doesn’t mean vote for me because I’m black and gay but rather vote for me because I can advocate a perspective that most cannot.”


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