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Congressional Primary Preview: PA-10

Democratic candidates for PA-10 debate

In our continuing series, PoliticsPA takes a look at the Democratic contenders for the 10th Congressional District nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

CUMBERLAND, DAUPHIN and YORK Counties

Democrats: John Broadhurst, Rick Coplen, Shamaine Daniels, Blake Lynch, Mike O’Brien, Janelle Stelson

The six candidates for the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District vie for the opportunity to contest Republican incumbent Rep. Scott Perry.

 

John BroadhurstJohn Broadhurst

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Fairview Township, York County
  • Experience. Director/Principal, B21 Ventures, consulting company specializing in international business development, market-entry and B2B strategic alliances in the consumer brand, tech, marketing services and media sectors.
  • Quotable. “We have often failed to live up to the promise of America.  But each time the forces of progress gather strength and try again. We have to regain confidence in our ability to bring about positive change together – our future depends on it.”
  • Education. B.A., Villanova University.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $10,615 | Spent: $1,451.81 | Cash on Hand: $9,163.19

 

Rick CoplenRick Coplen

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Dickinson Township, Cumberland County
  • Experience. Small business owner, Rendezvous Run Farm LLC; Member, Carlisle Area School Board (2015-22); Faculty, Elizabethtown College, US Army War College; Army veteran.
  • Quotable. “Republicans like Scott Perry have betrayed the Constitution, betrayed the Country and betrayed all of us in doing so. I’m running for Congress to fight for our democratic ideals and all of our freedoms.”
  • Education. B.A, U.S. Military Academy; MPA, Princeton University.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $63,196.12 | Spent: $54,859.75 | Cash on Hand: $8,336.37

 

Shamaine DanielsShamaine Daniels

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Harrisburg, Dauphin County
  • Experience. Attorney; Harrisburg City Councilwoman
  • Quotable. “I’m running for Congress because the opportunity to build a good life through hard work isn’t available to too many of us, and it should be. Because the sacred right to vote is under attack by people who know they’d never win another election if all of our voices were heard. Because our democracy has enemies, and they need to be stopped.”
  • Education. B.A., West Chester University. M.A., University of Cincinnati; J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $51,081.21 | Spent: $49,826.21 | Cash on Hand: $2,853.04

 

Blake LynchBlake Lynch

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County
  • Experience. Senior Vice President & Chief Impact Officer, WITF; Director of Community Relations, Harrisburg Police Bureau.
  • Endorsements. Harrisburg Mayor Wanda R.D. Williams.
  • Quotable. “I know that regardless of what neighborhood you live in, people want safe streets, good schools and good-paying jobs. And they expect their government to work for them and their democracy – and not against it.”
  • Education. B.A, Messiah University.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $54,483 | Spent: $32,593.12 | Cash on Hand: $21,889.88

 

 Mike O’Brien

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County
  • Experience. Marine Corps veteran; Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314; 
  • Endorsements. Teamsters State Council of PA; Teamsters Local 776; VoteVets; 
  • Quotable. “I’m getting sick of the monopoly that the far right seems to think they have on the American flag. I’m the only candidate out here that can start moving to reclaim freedom, to reclaim patriotism, and ultimately the American flag in the name of democracy. That’s something I can leverage for national interest. And I plan on doing that.”
  • Education. B.S, U.S. Naval Academy; M.S, MIT.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $414,359.90 | Spent: $228,008.12 | Cash on Hand: $186,351.78

 

Janelle StelsonJanelle Stelson

  • Party. Democrat
  • Residence. Manheim Township, Lancaster County
  • Experience. News Anchor, WGAL-TV.
  • Endorsements. United Mine Workers of America; Transport Workers Local 234; American Postal Workers Union; EMILYs List.
  • Quotable. “I would match my knowledge of the 10th [district] up against anybody running, and certainly Scott Perry.”
  • Education. B.A, University of Puget Sound.
  • Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vote411 Voter Guide
  • Fundraising (as of 12/31/2023)
    • Raised: $283,213.53 | Spent: $142,925.66 | Cash on Hand: $140,287.87

 

District Composition. Part of CUMBERLAND County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Cooke, Dickinson, East Pennsboro, Hampden, Lower Allen, Lower Frankford, Middlesex, Monroe, North Middleton, North Newton (only blocks 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1045, 1066, 1067, 1070 and 1071 of tract 012802), Penn, Silver Spring, South Middleton, South Newton, Upper Allen and West Pennsboro and the BOROUGHS of Camp Hill, Carlisle, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, Mount Holly Springs, New Cumberland, Newville, Shiremanstown and Wormleysburg; All of DAUPHIN County and Part of YORK County consisting of the CITY of York and the TOWNSHIPS of Carroll, Conewago, Dover, East Manchester, Fairview, Franklin, Jackson (PART, Precincts 01 (all blocks except 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 3008, 3009, 3015, 3016, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030 and 3031 of tract 020522 and blocks 2031 and 2032 of tract 020524) and 02), Manchester, Monaghan, Newberry, Spring Garden, Springettsbury, Warrington, Washington and West Manchester and the BOROUGHS of Dillsburg, Dover, Franklintown, Goldsboro, Lewisberry, Manchester, Mount Wolf, North York, Wellsville, West York and York Haven.

2 Responses

    1. Too bad they don’t all live in the 10th C.D. This must be the Year of the Democrat Carpetbagger.





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