PIKE COUNTY - Former Pennsylvania Governor and the nation’s first Homeland Security Secretary, Tom Ridge, has endorsed Mike Peifer in his bid to represent Pennsylvania Legislative District 139 in Harrisburg. “Mike is the right man at the right time,” said Ridge. “He has already shown a high degree of professionalism as an elected county official and his background as a CPA will be welcomed in Harrisburg as we face many fiscal and budgetary challenges. Mike knows the district and, if elected, he will bring his skills and the talent of a new generation to the state capital.” Peifer is seeking to fill the seat recently vacated by Rep. Jerry Birmelin who chose not to campaign again citing family concerns. Peifer will face candidate Margaret Mitchener of Pike County in the May Primary Election.