Michael Marsicano, who was a Democrat when elected mayor of Hazleton 25 years ago, confirmed that he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 8thDistrict as a Republican.
Marsicano, a former state trooper and commercial airline pilot, now lives in Hazle Twp. and became a Republican two years ago.
He plans to make a formal announcement today.
Marsicano expects to compete against several Republican candidates in a primary April 28.
Earl Granville, a decorated Army veteran from Scott Twp.; Harry Haas, a Dallas…