(Chambersburg) -- Midstate Congressman Bill Shuster is trying to become the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, a position once held by his father.
Shuster sent a letter to fellow Republicans after last week's election saying he has demonstrated leadership and achieved a strong record of accomplishments in his 11 years on the committee.
His father, Bud, chaired the committee from 1995 to 2001.
Florida Congressman John Mica is barred from another term as chairman by House Republican rules.
No Pennsylvania House member chairs a full committee.
The 52-year-old Shuster won election to a 7th term representing the 9th Congressional District, which will cover all of Franklin County and stretch west to Greene and Washington counties.
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