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Top Pa. House Dem Matt Bradford says he has COVID-19

By: - January 15, 2021 7:30 am

State Rep. Matt Bradford (Pa. House photo)

State Rep. Matt Bradford, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says he’s tested positive COVID-19.

In a Twitter thread posted Thursday night, Bradford, of Montgomery County, said he “[believed] I contracted the virus from a family member who became symptomatic and was tested on Tuesday.

“When I learned of this after session on Tuesday, I immediately informed members of our staff, as well as Human Resources, that I would not be returning to Harrisburg and began to quarantine,” Bradford wrote.

Bradford added that he was tested Wednesday, “and late [Thursday] my test came back positive. Myself and members of my family will continue self-isolating at home.”

Bradford was in the Capitol this week as the House resumed voting sessions for the new year, the Capital-Star’s Stephen Caruso reported, which could lead to a long list of potential contacts for the suburban Philadelphia lawmaker.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A three-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's former Editor-in-Chief.