First a firefighter, then a pub owner, now Brian Haughton will run for Congress.
Haughton, a former Philadelphia firefighter and the owner of SmokeEaters Pub, announced recently that he’s running for a spot in the House of Representatives in the 13th Congressional District.
While a firefighter, Haughton served all over the city, including a stint in Frankford, and opened SmokeEaters in 2006. He has since hosted several events and fundraisers — most recently in conjunction with the Mayfair Civic Association to help rebuild Mayfair Memorial Playground.
Haughton will run against Democratic candidate Allyson Schwartz.