HERSHEY, PA: Attorney and author Tom Brier, who is running to challenge incumbent Republican Scott Perry in Pennsylvania’s Tenth Congressional District, announced today that his campaign—for the third consecutive finance reporting period—raised more than $100,000. Brier, who announced his candidacy in March, has raised more than $300,000 for his 2020 Congressional bid.
Of the 1,100-plus contributions made to Brier’s campaign, 75 percent of them have come from individual Pennsylvanians. Additionally, more than half of the contributions were for $100 or less—a statistic that reflects Brier’s grassroots message.
“We’re running a true grassroots campaign,” Brier said. “Our money hasn’t come from the establishment or from special interests; instead, we’re supported by citizens who believe in the mission of our campaign and are excited about new leadership in Central Pennsylvania.”
Perry, who received less than 51% of the vote in 2018, is expected to have the toughest Congressional reelection campaign in Pennsylvania and one of the toughest in the country. For a race that is expected to draw national attention, Brier has also received contributions from friends and supporters in 28 different states.
Brier grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, graduated from Dickinson College and Penn State Law, and is an alumnus of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.’s legislative team. An expert on legal issues related to cybersecurity and technology, Brier clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and worked as an attorney at an international law firm. He is also the author of While Reason Slept, which Kathleen Kennedy Townsend praised as a “must read for those who want to use an argument grounded in reason to change the nature of political discourse.”
Tom Brier represents a new generation of leadership born and raised in the Tenth District. Brier is running for Congress to fight for the common good, restore trust in our political system, and ensure that the people of Central Pennsylvania have access to educational opportunity, good jobs, and affordable health care.