Brendan Boyle (Incumbent)
Office Sought: U.S House (Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District)
Political Party: Democrat
Career: Government consulting
Campaign Website: voteboyle.com
No. of Tweets: 6,426
No. of Facebook Followers: 7,859
Biography: Brendan Boyle was born and raised in Philadelphia; the first of his family to attend college, he says, he's never forgotten where he's from or what he's fighting for.
On the Issues:
Boyle sums up his stance by saying that he wants to expand opportunities for all Americans. "As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he is committed to ensuring a cohesive foreign policy agenda that supports our values abroad and keeps Americans safe. In December 2016, Brendan co-founded the Blue Collar Caucus, whose goal is to facilitate legislative ideas focused on addressing wage stagnation, job insecurity, trade, offshoring, and reduced career opportunities for those in the manufacturing and building trades. Recognized for his leadership, he was appointed by the Democratic Caucus as the Co-Chair of the Jobs with Dignity task force to lead the party’s development of a new economic agenda. Prior to his service in Congress, Brendan served for six years in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. While serving Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County in Harrisburg, Brendan worked to support record public school funding under Governor Rendell, helped gather bipartisan support for Act 89, the first major transportation bill passed in Pennsylvania in 20 years, and fought against Republican led cuts to our public schools and attacks on organized labor."