Election season is now in full swing for State Rep. Brendan Boyle and his congressional campaign. This morning the candidate for PA’s 13th district released a new biographical web video.
The two-minute ad emphasizes his Philadelphia roots, beginning at a SEPTA station where his father continues to work as a janitor. The State Rep. describes his early life as a classic tale of a son of an immigrant who hopes to improve his hometown community.
“Dad came to America from Ireland when he was nineteen, looking for a better life,” Boyle says over shots of old family photos. “I was the first in my family to ever graduate from college. Was able to go to grad school at Harvard, thanks to student loans, and then I came home.”
He proceeded to lay out his rationale for running for Congress.
“When millionaires are paying lower tax rates than cops and firefighters, and the largest corporations on earth are getting billions in handouts, while we cut proven anti-hunger programs and talk about privatizing Medicare, something is really out of whack with where we’re heading as a country,” Boyle says.
The video was produced by Chicago-based Snyder Pickerill Media Group.
He also mentions that he has been endorsed by over 20 local labor unions, likely due to help from Rep. Bob Brady, a backer of Boyle and notable ally of labor.
Additionally, his campaign premiered an upgraded website.
Boyle’s campaign is boosting the video debut with an online advertising buy, including on PoliticsPA.
Other candidates to replace Allyson Schwartz’s old congressional seat include physician and activist Valerie Arkoosh, State Sen. Daylin Leach, and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.
Leach unveiled his first web video of the fall in mid-October.