PA-10: Scott Brion To Run Against Rep. Marino
Today, businessman Scott Brion announced that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 10th District.
“Rural Pennsylvania has a long history of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. I’m running for Congress because Pennsylvanians deserve a leader who will use those qualities to bring people together and achieve results benefiting the 10th District,” he said.
Brion is running against incumbent Rep. Tom Marino (R-Lycoming), who has held the seat since 2011. Brion said that Marino’s votes for the federal government shutdown, the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, and his repeated siding with partisan extremists prove that, “Congressman Marino is out of touch with what rural Pennsylvanians are all about.”
The 10th District is one of the biggest in the state and encompasses 15 mostly rural counties, including Bradford, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Juniata, Mifflin, Monroe, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna,Tioga, Union, and Wayne.
“Our country was built by people eager to seize opportunity, and my story is proof that America continues to provide opportunity for those who work hard. In Congress, I will help build opportunities for others willing to work hard for a good-paying job and an affordable college education. And I will fight to keep the promise made to America’s seniors – like my own parents – that if they worked hard they deserve a secure retirement.”
Despite his confidence and promising history, Brion may have a tough time ahead of him as a Democrat. The Cook PVI rated Pennsylvania’s 10th District R+12, meaning the area is nestled quite comfortably to the right of the party spectrum.
Scott attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania on scholarships and was able to pay his way through college by bailing hay and harvesting bark in those same ancestral fields and forests.
He founded Tioga Resources, a company investing in oil and gas assets in the Marcellus Shale region. Brion is an advocate for responsible gas development, environmental stewardship, and the property rights of all Pennsylvanians.
Brion currently lives with his wife Bibi near Liberty, PA, and they are expecting the birth of their first child this month.