“Kevin Strouse is far and away the most qualified candidate in this race,” said Glenavie Norton, Chair of the Southeastern PA chapter of ADA. “Kevin is a strong progressive with an impressive breadth of experience, from serving his country as an Army Ranger and counterterrorism officer, to his work with Teach2Serve, a non-profit that teaches social entrepreneurship to local high school students.”
“Kevin’s strong advocacy for early childhood education, raising the minimum wage, and his commitment to investment in infrastructure and job creation make him the ideal choice for Bucks and Montgomery county voters looking for someone who will be a fighter for the middle-class,” Norton continued. “We are proud to announce our endorsement of Kevin Strouse for Congress in the 8th Congressional district.”
“ADA is an organization with a rich history of fighting for democratic values and government reform, and I am honored to have their support,” Strouse responded. “I know voters are frustrated by Congressman Fitzpatrick’s continued obstruction and alliance with the Tea Party that has caused gridlock in Washington and job losses in the district. Families in Bucks and Montgomery counties deserve better, and they can count on me to go to work every day to fight to create jobs and grow the middle-class in the 8th District.”
Strouse is being formally backed by the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the ADA. The ADA was formed in 1947 to serve as a strong liberal interest group that would also be solidly anti-communist. Among its founders were notables like First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, future Vice President Hubert Humphrey, UAW President Walter Reuther, famed economist John Kenneth Galbraith and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Strouse faces businesswoman Shaughnessy Naughton in the Democratic primary, the winner of which faces Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks).