By Ryan Miner
Tony Puca, a longtime Democratic activist and former congressional candidate, is challenging Rep. John Delaney in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District Democratic primary.
Here’s a bit on Puca from a 2010 Patch article:
A mortgage officer, owner of an office furniture company and North Potomac resident since 1985, Tony Puca has been active in Maryland and national Democratic politics for the past 30 years.
Originally from Staten Island, NY, Puca raised four daughters in Montgomery County Public Schools. He ran for U.S. Congress twice and state senate once, and he’s giving elected office one more shot with the run this year.
In 1982, Puca helped lead the fight to defeat the banking deregulation bill in the Maryland legislature. With some recent health problems this year and given the extreme heat, he was unable to do much door-to-door campaigning. He is one of six Democrats running for House of Delegates for District 39 in Tuesday’s primary.”
Puca’s LinkedIN profile says he’s an Independent Associate Director with Legal Shield and an Insurance Agency with The Champion Agency of Germantown.
Puca ran unsuccessfully for the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010. Here’s a YouTube video of Puca discussing his candidacy:
According to one Montgomery County political insider,
“He [Puca] last tried to run for a vacant state delegate seat in 2013 until somebody on the Democratic Central Committee explained to him that he lived in the wrong district”
As of this afternoon, Puca is the only Democrat challenging Rep. John Delaney in the 6th District Dem primary.
The filing deadline is this Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 9:00 p.m.