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Altoona native second candidate to seek McGinnis' House seat

Altoona native Lou Schmitt announced Monday he will enter the race for the 79th District seat. (Photo provided)

ALTOONA - A second name is entering the fray for the House of Representatives seat currently held by John McGinnis.

Altoona native Lou Schmitt announced Monday he will enter the race for the 79th District seat.

The Blair County attorney will make his formal announcement Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Altoona.

Last week, Altoona school board member Sharon Bream announced her bid for the seat.

Incumbent John McGinnis, who has had the seat for the last three terms, said he is not seeking re-election. He said during his initial campaign in 2012 he would not seek more than three terms.

The 79th District represents Altoona, Logan Township and portions of Allegheny Township and Tunnelhill.

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