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David McCormick

Candidate for US Senate

PA GOP endorsed.

Dave is a 7th generation Pennsylvanian. He’s a West Point graduate, combat veteran and Bronze star recipient. He’s a Pennsylvania job creator and a business leader. He’s a national security expert and a strong and experienced voice for how to overcome the threat from China. And, most important, he is a devoted husband and father of six bright young women for whom he wants to preserve the American dream.

A trusted, thoughtful leader, Dave will fight for all Pennsylvanians.

Dave was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, and raised in Bloomsburg. The son of two lifelong teachers and prominent educators and the oldest of two boys, Dave was raised to understand the value of hard work. Growing up, Dave played football and wrestled, trimmed Christmas trees, delivered newspapers, and bused tables at the Magee Hotel.

Dave was nominated to the United States Military Academy by a Pennsylvania Senator and became the first kid from Bloomsburg to attend West Point in decades. After graduating, Dave went on to serve in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was deployed to the Middle East during the First Gulf War and received the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq before retiring as a Captain.

After the Army, Dave earned his Ph.D. in international relations from Princeton University before moving to Pittsburgh to start a career in business. He worked his way up to become the CEO of FreeMarkets, a successful tech startup that employed hundreds in Western Pennsylvania.

In 2005, Dave was called to service again, this time in the highest levels of government, including as Under Secretary of Treasury and as Deputy National Security Advisor. For four years, Dave spearheaded the fight to protect American technology from Chinese theft, advised the President on key national security issues, and helped negotiate the global response to the 2008 financial crisis.

Following the administration, Dave joined Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest, most successful investment firms in the world. He served as CEO until he resigned to run for Senate in Pennsylvania in 2022.

Dave and Dina are proud to support organizations that work with veterans and their families.

Dave is committed to using his unique leadership experiences over the last four decades to deliver results for the Keystone State. He isn’t afraid to stand up to both parties to do what’s right, and he’ll do whatever it takes to fix our broken economy and restore the American Dream for all Pennsylvanians and future generations.

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    Stacy Garrity

    Candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer 

     

    PA GOP endorsed.

     

    As the 78th Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, businesswoman and retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel Stacy Garrity is focused on transparency, cutting waste and fees, returning more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners, and making education affordable for Pennsylvanians.

    Stacy oversaw the first systemwide upgrade to Treasury’s unclaimed property system in more than 15 years, implemented a fast-track return system for simple claims, and introduced the use of direct deposit payments. To date, she has returned more than $521 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners – including a record-setting $273.7 million in Fiscal Year 2022-23.

    As a veteran, Stacy is also focused on returning the hundreds of military decorations being safeguarded in Treasury’s vault. She has returned more than 380 military decorations to the veterans who earned them or their families, including 6 Purple Hearts and 3 Bronze Stars.

    Meet Stacy (garrityforpa.com)

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      Tim DeFoor

      Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General 

      PA GOP endorsed.

       

      Tim DeFoor started his career in public service as a Special Investigator with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Inspector General, where he investigated government and contractor fraud, waste and abuse within state government. 

       

      Tim then went on to become a Special Agent with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Attorney General, investigating Medicaid fraud and illegal prescription drug diversion. Later he became a Fraud Investigator and Internal Auditor for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Health Plan and various federal contractors.  

      With more than 25 years of combined experience in law enforcement and auditing, in both public service and private industries, Tim is uniquely qualified to serve Pennsylvania citizens.

      DeFoor 4 PA

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        Dave Sunday 

        Candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General 

        PA GOP endorsed.

         

        District Attorney Sunday’s collaborative approach to public safety resulted in a 30% decrease in crime during his first term; reductions in the prison population by almost 40% since its peak; a reduced supervision caseload; and a recent study conducted by IUP indicates that offenders in York have the lowest recidivism rate over a 5-year period as compared to seven other counties. Additionally, since the implementation of York’s Early Termination of Probation Program, only 5% of the cases submitted recidivated within two years, resulting in a 95% success rate, now serving as a statewide model.

         

        Dave is also a top litigator, a United States Navy Veteran and a dynamic leader who put himself through college and law school while working at UPS. Dave leads an office of prosecutors and detectives who together investigate and prosecute approximately 9,000 criminal cases annually.

        After high school, Dave joined the Navy as an enlisted recruit and was deployed to the Persian Gulf, where he participated in Operation Desert Strike. Dave was also deployed to South America and conducted numerous counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean. Those four years changed his life forever. While serving, Dave learned what it takes to be an effective leader under tremendous pressure. He proudly carries on the Navy’s core principles of honor, commitment, and courage to this day.

        Dave received his undergraduate degree in Finance from Penn State University in 2002 and graduated from Widener Law School in 2007. During Law School, Dave worked as a legal intern at the United Nations Office of the Secretariat in New York, where he was assigned to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. After graduation from law school, he worked as Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph C. Adams, former President Judge of the York County Court of Common Pleas. For the last fifteen years, Dave has been a prosecutor with the York County District Attorney’s Office and prior to being sworn in as the elected District Attorney, served as the Chief Deputy Prosecutor of Litigation. In that capacity, Dave supervised Major Crime cases and the Felony Narcotics Unit. Additionally, Dave served as the Legal Advisor to the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force and York County Quick Response (a.k.a. SWAT) Team.

        In 2013, Dave was appointed by the United States Department of Justice as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, where he assisted in prosecuting gang, illegal gun, and drug cases in Federal Court. During this time, Dave led the prosecution of Operation Sunrise, a large-scale multi-jurisdictional arrest and prosecution of over 100 members and affiliates of the “Latin Kings,” a violent criminal gang operating in York County.

        Dave is leading York County’s fight against the heroin/fentanyl epidemic. He and the York County Coroner co-founded the York County Heroin Task Force, now the York County Opioid Collaborative, where Dave served as board chair. Dave’s leadership was also instrumental in the expansion of the District Attorney’s Drug Task Force to fight the heroin/fentanyl trade throughout the entirety of York County.

        Dave protects our seniors through his role on the Elder Abuse Task Force. In addition to conducting numerous Scam Prevention seminars throughout the county, Dave has successfully prosecuted scam artists targeting senior citizens. Since taking office, Dave further strengthened this priority by appointing an elder abuse special prosecutor that collaborates with strategic partners, including the York County Area Agency of Aging.

        Dave is a career litigator and has personally tried approximately fifty felony jury trials to verdict, including the successful prosecutions of over ten of the most high-profile York County murders in recent memory. Dave has obtained many First Degree Murder Convictions, including a multi-defendant gang murder, a targeted multi-victim shooting, and a domestic violence killing.

        In addition to homicides, Dave has successfully tried to verdict Murder Conspiracies, multiple Attempted Murders of Police Officers, multiple Murders for Hire, Felony Narcotics Deliveries, a complex Embezzlement, Aggravated Assaults, Burglaries, Armed Robberies, Bank Robberies, Insurance Fraud Cases, Thefts and Elder Fraud Scams to name a few.

        Beyond trial work, Dave is the Immediate Past President of the York County Bar Association and serves on the Board of the York County Children’s Advocacy Center. He also chairs the Education and Training Committee of the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association (PDAA) and was elected by his colleagues to the Board of Directors for both the PDAA and the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Institute. Also, Dave previously served on behalf of the PDAA on the Pennsylvania Commission for Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) statewide Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee.

        Nationally, Dave serves on the American Conservative Union’s prosecutor advisory board and has spoken across the country on effective public safety initiatives.

        Additionally, Dave was a founding member of the York Group Violence Initiative (GVI) and now serves on the governance committee. He is a key leader with the Community Action for Recovery and Diversion (CARD) initiative and his office co-chairs the York County Reentry Coalition.

        In January 2020, Dave was appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and was subsequently re-appointed by Speaker Bryan Cutler. DA Sunday is the only prosecutor on the commission, comprising state judges, members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and State Senate, legal professors, and a criminal defense attorney.

        Since he was elected District Attorney, Dave has been called upon to provide expert testimony on the heroin epidemic and human trafficking before the York County State House Delegation Public Hearing on Human Trafficking; the US House of Representatives – Committee on Homeland Security – Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency; the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Law & Justice Committee; and the Pennsylvania State House Majority Police Committee.

        Dave has received multiple awards recognizing his dedication to public service including:

        • Widener University Commonwealth Law School Excellence in Public Service Award – 2018

        • York County Economic Alliance: Spirit of York County Awards – Elected Official of the Year – 2019

        • US Department of Justice: Middle District of Pennsylvania – Cooperative Law Enforcement Award – 2020

        Dave is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Legion, and the VFW.


        Dave lives with his wife and son in Spring Garden Township, York County.

        Dave Sunday for AG

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          Ryan Mackenzie 

          Candidate for Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. Congressional District

          When it comes to fighting for American freedoms and helping others, Ryan Mackenzie has had some great teachers. 

           

          A 9th generation resident of the Lehigh Valley, Ryan’s first ancestor to settle in our area fought in the Northampton County Militia during the Revolutionary War. In more recent generations, his family members helped build companies like Hercules Cement, served our country in both World Wars, and served our community here at home in professions like nursing and teaching. 

           

          It’s that spirit of service that inspired Ryan to fight back against the Far Left here in Pennsylvania. Ryan faced an all-out assault by the abortion industry in his first race, and he beat them back. Rush Limbaugh said of Ryan: “Planned Parenthood took it on the chin … Mackenzie won by an 18-point margin.”

           

          In Pennsylvania’s state capitol, Ryan is known by conservatives and feared by the establishment as one of the most effective and proven reformers in government. Ryan didn’t just talk – he got our values enacted into law. Ryan has been fighting for Pennsylvania taxpayers for a long time. He led efforts that saved us $400 million per year through conservative reforms at the Department of Labor & Industry, and saved us another nearly $60 million by smartly refinancing debt that we would pass on to our children and grandchildren. It’s no surprise that Americans for Prosperity named Ryan a “Taxpayer Hero” and a Policy Champion. Pennsylvania workers and veterans know Ryan will always have their back. He led reform on unemployment compensation, workers’ comp, workforce development, and other areas of labor law. Ryan received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business and was honored by both the U.S. Department of Defense and Lehigh Valley Chapter 190 Military Order of the Purple Heart for his work helping service members and their families.

          Ryan has served on state and federal boards for economic development, workforce development, and environmental protection. President Trump appointed Ryan to serve on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Government Advisory Committee and as a commissioner on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

           

          Ryan is a local guy who has made the Lehigh Valley proud. After graduating from Parkland High School near the top of his class, he received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Finance and International Business from New York University, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

           

          Involved in several charities and nonprofit organizations in our community, Ryan currently serves on the executive council of the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, previously served the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the boards of other non-profits that provide affordable housing for seniors and helped individuals with special needs.

           

          Ryan and his wife, Chloe, make their home in Lower Macungie Township with their rescue hound dog, Ruckus.

          Note: Recognition and awards mentioned do not indicate endorsement of candidacy.

          Ryan Mackenzie for Congress

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            Rob Bresnahan

            Candidate for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District

             

            Born in Kingston, raised in Wyoming Borough and Hughestown, Rob Bresnahan learned the nuts and bolts of business by getting his hands dirty. He learned how by sweeping floors, wiring junction boxes, driving trucks, and running heavy equipment with his grandfather Walt Kuharchik, an electrical contractor from Exeter, and his team of union tradesmen—proud workers who have spent decades electrifying Northeastern Pennsylvania.

            Throughout his childhood, Rob’s routine went something like this: Up at 4:00 a.m. to plow snow for his neighbors, then off to school, followed by hockey practice, then off to help out his mom at the family’s bowling alley or his grandparents at their electrical shop, before finally heading home.

            At the age of 19, Rob Bresnahan joined his grandfather’s business, Kuharchik Construction, as CFO making it a third-generation electrical contracting company.

            After graduation, Rob took over as CEO of the company as his grandparents retired from the business. He helped open new territory for the company and secure financing to hire even more skilled tradesmen and women, ultimately growing the operation to support more than 150 families across Pennsylvania.

            Not one to rest on his laurels, Rob Bresnahan founded RPB Ventures to invest back into the communities that raised him. Rehabilitating historic buildings in Downtown Pittston, breathing life back into downtown and providing innovative spaces for other local entrepreneurs to chase their dreams.

            A fifth generation Northeastern Pennsylvanian, accomplished businessman, college athlete, former Chairman of the Joint Apprentice Training Committee and Trustee for the Health Wellness and Annuity for IBEW 163, and community philanthropist, Rob Bresnahan is completely dedicated to facing challenges and solving problems

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            That’s why he’s running for United States Congress.

            Rob is committed to bringing people together and is uniquely qualified to send a jolt of energy through Congress and deliver results for everyone here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

            Rob for PA - New Leadership for Northeastern Pennsylvania

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              Jack Rader

              Candidate for PA House of Representatives -176th Legislative District

              Jack Rader Jr. was elected in 2014 to represent Monroe County’s 176th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is now serving in his forth term. 

              Prior to his election, Rader served 28 years on the Jackson Township Board of Supervisors in Monroe County, including 20 years as chairman. In addition, he served as chairman of the Pocono-Jackson Water Authority, vice president of the Monroe County Council of Government, chairman of the Hamilton/Jackson/Pocono Park and Open Space Commission, and vice chairman of the Chestnuthill/Jackson/Eldred/Ross/Polk Regional Planning Board. Rader is also a past president of the Monroe County Township Officials’ Board. 

              Rader’s business background includes three decades as the manager and vice president of Mountain Springs Resort, located in Reeders. The company has been owned by Rader’s family for more than a half-century. 

              Rader is a graduate of Pocono Mountain High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Susquehanna University. 


              His legislative priorities include job creation and economic growth in addition to addressing the school property tax issue. 

              Rader lives in Reeders with his wife, Susan. They are proud parents of four children and six grandchildren
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                Matt Long 

                Candidate for PA House of Representatives -115th Legislative District

                Matt Long was born and raised in Pennsylvania, spending his formative years in Central PA before moving to East Stroudsburg, PA in 5th grade. He spent the next 8 years in the Notre Dame East Stroudsburg schooling system, graduating in 2011 as Senior Class President and Captain of his Basketball and Golf Teams.

                 

                He then pursued an education in Political Science and Philosophy at Washington & Jefferson College where he played on the college golf team, participating in an NCAA Championship.

                 

                He chose to follow his dream of being a professional golfer, where he spent time working at country clubs in New York and Maryland. In 2023, he moved back to East Stroudsburg, taking a job as Senior Assistant Golf Professional at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. 

                 

                Throughout his life Matt has been involved in multiple political campaigns. He has worked for candidates of both parties, being more Democratic when younger, but identifying more with the Republican party in the last decade. He grew up with two large families, one side mostly Republican and one side mostly Democratic. Because of this, Matt was always interested in bringing people together and listening to anyone he disagreed with. The degrading state of political discourse in America today is one of the main reasons he now seeks public office. 

                 

                At the end of the day, Matt cares about what's best for Pennsylvanians. He will prioritize their needs over party politics and will work will representatives in both parties to get things done for his constituents. Matt believes the U.S. Constitution and the Pennsylvania Constitution are the greatest guarantors of freedom we have in this Commonwealth. He will steadfastly defend the rights enshrined in both documents as he fights for you in Harrisburg. 

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                  Lisa VanWhy

                  Candidate for PA House of Representatives -189th Legislative District

                  Lisa lives in East Stroudsburg with her husband Scott. She and her husband are proud parents of two children, Scott II age 34 and Jessica age 25. 


                  Lisa served 8 years: 2, 4-year terms in the East Stroudsburg School District in Monroe County. One year as chairman and 2 years as vice chairman. While in office Lisa had served in many committees, which include: the Finance committee, Policy committee, Properties and Facilities committee (chair of the facilities committee for 4 years), as well as many negotiation committees. 


                  During those 8 years of being on the East Stroudsburg School Board she was a part of Monroe Career and Technical Institute Joint Operating Committee (JOC); one year as chairman and one year as vice chairman. While being a part of the JOC she was simultaneously on Building and Grounds committee, and along with several negotiation committees. 


                  Lisa currently owns and operates a small business, a salon, in the borough of East Stroudsburg for the last 20 years. Along with a few rental properties her and her husband of 37 years own and manage. 


                  Her legislative priorities include small business support, education/curriculum, school property tax issues and will fight to protect your Freedoms, Rights and Liberties.

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