The Times: Sean Meloy hoping to represent his home district in U.S. Congress

Allegheny County native and local and national LGBTQ advocate Sean Meloy has announced he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives for the newly reconfigured 17th District, which includes all of Beaver County and about half of Allegheny County.

He will be running in the Democratic Primary on May 17. The new 17th District is projected to go from an R+2 to a D+1.

If elected, Meloy would be the first openly gay member of Congress from Pennsylvania.