Why I'm Running


Liberal “leadership” has been catastrophic for NEPA. Biden and Cartwright are trying to run our country into the ground by mishandling Covid, to runaway inflation, to their attempts to borrow and spend $5 trillion.

I am running for Congress to STOP the Biden-Cartwright agenda in its tracks and to save our country from the socialist ideology that is currently controlling Washington, D.C.

I was blessed to work for President Trump’s administration creating manufacturing jobs to rebuild America’s industrial heartland. Some of the greatest honors of my life were working in the Trump administration, attending President Trump’s nomination acceptance speech at the White House in August 2020, and having President Trump’s endorsement in the 2020 election.

In 2020, I ran for Congress to fight against the Democrats’ witch hunt to remove President Trump from office. In that election, we saw Democrats break every rule they could to rig that election. Today, election reform is crucial to ensure fair elections. I will fight to eliminate no-excuse mail-in voting, require strong voter-ID, and support auditing the vote in Pennsylvania. We The People deserve honest and fair elections without Democrat dirty tricks.

The liberals’ war against American energy has killed many great jobs. Unlike Democrats, I support fracking to enhance our economy in NEPA. I support finishing President Trump’s Border Wall and ending our border crisis. I also support Making China Pay for what they have done to us.

I am running for Congress to ensure Republicans take back the House so Nancy Pelosi, her lapdog Matt Cartwright, and AOC can not hurt the people of NEPA anymore. We need to pick up where President Trump left off to advance his America First policies.



Meet Jim


Jim Bognet was born into a big Italian-Irish family in Hazleton, PA, and he grew up surrounded by siblings and cousins in a tight-knit community at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Jim’s dad is a small business owner, building schools and doing construction projects for industries across northeastern Pennsylvania. Working construction with his dad taught Jim the value of hard work and saving money. Jim’s mom is a retired high school business teacher who taught him the value of education and compassion. Jim played football, basketball, and baseball at Hazleton Area High School before graduating from Penn State University on a partial academic scholarship. Jim earned a law degree and MBA, worked hard, and started his own small business.

Jim has fought for conservative causes and Republican principles his whole life. From interning for GOP Senator Rick Santorum, to working on his first campaign for former Congressman Lou Barletta, Jim has always believed in making his community better through conservative policies.

During the 2016 campaign, Jim attended the 2016 GOP Convention in Cleveland, Ohio to support President Trump. Jim is proud that Pennsylvania was the key state that put Donald J. Trump over the top to be elected President.

President Trump appointed Jim to a position in his administration to help rebuild our industrial heartland and to create jobs, support small businesses, and promote “Made in America” products around the world.

We need to get back to President Trump’s America First policies and pass legislation that strengthens our economy and secures our border. Jim will represent Pennsylvania’s 8th District in Washington to focus on results – for you, your family, and all Northeastern Pennsylvania.