Mayor Ed Pawlowski recently held a fundraising event for State Senator Daylin Leach (17th District Montgomery/Delaware Counties) who is running for Congress in the 13th District. Leach, a native of Philadelphia who graduated from Temple University and University of Houston Law Center, lived in Allentown for over 20 years.
During his 17 years of practicing law, Daylin taught Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics and First Amendment Law as an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg colleges. During this time he also served on the Allentown Zoning Board.
“I drove past my old house on my way here and had a tear in my eye,” said Leach. “I spent 22 years living here, and you become pretty attached to a City. I love Allentown and miss living here, and I wish I could visit more often.”
“Daylin has very strong ties here, he’s been a second Senator to the Lehigh Valley, and he’s the type of Democrat that we need in Congress,” said Pawlowski during the event held at a private home in Allentown. “Daylin has been a champion of Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, Equal Rights for All, Health Care, the Environment and Public Education, all issues that affect each and every one of us. Daylin will serve as a voice in Washington for those that need it the most in the 13th Congressional District.”
The 13th Congressional District comprises of most of Northeast Philadelphia, Norristown and Lansdale.
Leach, who was first elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2002, and then the Pennsylvania Senate in 2008, began his political career at the age of 12 when he volunteered for his first campaign. He later served as President of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats, and co-hosted a weekly political debate show.
Shortly after his election to the PA Senate, Daylin was named the minority chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also serves as a member on the Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Education, Environmental Resources & Energy and Policy committees.
“Daylin has brought bold, progressive leadership to Harrisburg and he’ll do the same in Washington,” added Pawlowski. “I’m honored to support him and call him a friend. Let’s work together and send him to Washington where he belongs.”
To learn more about Dylan’s Congressional Campaign, please visit his web site by clicking here: votedaylin.com.