Former Navy Secretary John Lehman will be the senior national security advisor for Petri’s congressional campaign.
“I am excited to work with Scott Petri to help keep our nation safe,” Lehman said. “It’s important to have leaders in Congress who understand the threats facing our nation and who are willing to make decisions to protect Americans at home and abroad.”
“I am honored that Secretary Lehman has decided to join our campaign,” Petri responded. “Recent attacks in Paris and San Bernadino have demonstrated that our nation remains under threat from terrorists. Congress must be willing to lead and keep our citizens safe. Secretary Lehman brings an unparalleled level of expertise from his service as a member of the National Security Council, Secretary of the Navy, and member of the 9/11 Commission that examined how to prevent future terrorist attacks on our homeland. He is a welcome addition to our team and I’m honored to have his support.”
Lehman served on the National Security Council under Henry Kissinger. From 1981 to 1987, he was Secretary of the United States Navy in the Reagan Administration. He was also part of the 9/11 Commission.
The 8th District consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.