Muhlenberg Hosts First Debate for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional Seat

The debate between candidates Lisa Scheller and Susan Wild will be broadcast on WFMZ-TV.

By: Kristine Todaro  Friday, October 7, 2022 08:22 AM

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From Left: Tony Iannelli, host of Business Matters, moderated the debate between candidates Lisa Scheller and Susan Wild. Photos by Kristi Morris.

The race for Pennsylvania’s 7th District is expected to be very close this fall — and could determine party control of the House of Representatives. On October 6, the candidates for that seat, Republican Lisa Scheller and Democrat Susan Wild, met for their first debate on the Seegers Union Event Space stage on Muhlenberg's campus.

The program will be broadcast in two parts on CH69 WFMZ-TV, with the first half shown at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 10, and the second half at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17.

7th District Congressional Debate - Kathleen Harring Welcomes Audience

Muhlenberg President Kathleen Harring (above) welcomed the nearly 300 audience members, including students, faculty and staff, to the program which was moderated by Tony Iannelli, chief executive officer of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and host of Business Matters.

Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district includes all of Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton Counties and parts of Monroe County and has been represented by Wild, an attorney, since 2018. Scheller is the chief executive officer of Silberline Manufacturing Co., in Schuylkill County.