Dan Meuser, president of Pride Mobility, lost his primary bid for the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District.
Meuser’s opponent, Chris Hackett received 33,760 votes while Meuser received 30,777, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State web site. Meuser conceded the victory to Hackett in a Wednesday morning phone call, reports the Times Leader.
After announcing his candidacy last November, Meuser took a leave of absence from Pride to contest the district, which is located in the state’s northeast corner and bordering both New York and New Jersey, is the largest in Pennsylvania.
Meuser joined Pride in 1987 when the company was known as Pride Health Care. He is credited with helping the company gain recognition as a designer, developer and manufacturer of mobility products. In announcing his candidacy, Meuser cited his experience working on HME-industry issues with Pennsylvania’s senators and Michael Leavitt, secretary of Health & Human Services