A local businesswoman and former Lehigh County commissioner says she's running for Congress.

Republican Lisa Scheller announced Monday she'll seek her party's nomination next year in the 7th Congressional District. Democrat Susan Wild currently has the seat.

Scheller is the president of Schuylkill County-based Silberline Manufacturing. She was elected to the Lehigh County board of commissioners in 2011 and served one term.

Scheller says the 7th district has been overlooked by what she calls "divisive partisan battles" in Washington.