“I respect him (Perry) and I respect the service he provided. But, I’m hearing that voters are less concerned about the party and more concerned about the person. We need leaders who are less ideological and not so committed to a set of rigid principles,” Scott said at the York Central Market according the the Daily Record.
Scott was an Officer in the Army before he retired. He then worked for five years in the intelligence sector for both the government and private companies. Scott is also an ordained Lutheran minister.
In 2016, Perry won the district by 32% against Democratic candidate Joshua Burkholder.
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Update: Perry welcomed Scott to the race, and reiterated his focus on serving the people of Pennsylvania.
“Running for office isn’t easy and I respect anyone who wants to be a part of the solution and is willing to step forward to serve their community. The last election was just over eight months ago and right now my focus isn’t on the next campaign; it’s on doing the job the people of the 4th District sent me to do,” Perry said in an email.