Ken Lee hopes to get by with a little help from his friends. The Democrat seeking to replace retiring Rep. Todd Platts scored the support of former Rep. Joe Sestak Friday. Lee had spoken as a surrogate for Sestak during his Senate bid, and even lent him office space in Harrisburg.
Lee is an attorney from Cumberland County.
“A long-time advocate on behalf of women, children, seniors, the working family, and our Veterans, [Ken Lee] has coupled his knowledge of issues, from business to the workforce, with his legal expertise to always fight for the people,” said Sestak. “This, combined with his keen insight into matters facing our nation, make him uniquely qualified to be a tremendous Representative in the United States Congress. He will serve the people as their public servant, always remembering that it is they he serves, above himself.”
“I am truly honored to receive Admiral Sestak’s endorsement. He has a proven track record as a dedicated public servant, and an advocate for our working families,” Lee said. “During his time in Congress he provided leadership on equal rights as well as strengthening our economy, and I will work tirelessly to do the same.”
Lee faces York County engineer Harry Perkinson in the Democratic primary. 7 Republicans are vying for the seat, the front runners of whom are York Co. Commissioner Chris Reilly, State Rep. Scott Perry and attorney Sean Summers. The seat is safely Republican.
Full disclosure: this writer spoke opposite Lee during the 2010 primary, as a surrogate for Sen. Arlen Specter.