Former three term Democratic Congressman from Montgomery County Joe Hoeffel looks to return to congress after announcing his intention to run over the weekend.
Hoeffel will need 1,000 signatures by the March 20th deadline to take part in the May 15th primary election for the new 4th District. Hoeffel last held office in 2012 as a Montgomery County Commissioner. He was a member of Congress from 1999 to 2005. Hoeffel was also a State Rep. from 1977 to 1984. Several other Democrats are also running for the seat.