The incumbent Congressman’s younger brother, Fitzpatrick was a FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in California.
“The time is now to restore integrity and honor to our nation’s capital. Our government is broken. People have lost faith in the system: Corruption is rampant in our nation’s capital and Harrisburg. And all the while, too many politicians prefer to be political ideologues, rather than the problem solvers we need,” Fitzpatrick stated. “I believe I have the experience and background to be the leader Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve. Serving in the FBI was an honor of my life, but it’s clear I’m needed here.”
“Together, we will build a strong America again – one that is respected, united and proud. One that works together to get things done,” Fitzpatrick concluded. “As of today, this campaign is storming out of the gates like American Pharaoh and we will not stop until victory is achieved for the American people.”
Other Republicans competing for the nomination are State Rep. Scott Petri, former Bucks County Commissioner Andrew Warren, former Bucks County Assistant DA Dean Malik and neuropsychologist Marc Duome.
Fitzpatrick’s older brother, Mike, is retiring after serving from 2005 to 2007 and 2011 to 2017.
The 8th district consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.