Oct 24, 2023
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2023
Harrisburg Community, Business Leader Blake Lynch Launches Bid for Congress
Lynch Seeks to Take Lifelong Experience Serving his Neighbors in Central Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C.
Harrisburg, PA – Local business and community leader Blake Lynch today announced that he is running for Pennsyvlania’s 10th Congressional District to unseat Scott Perry and restore trust in government among residents of the Harrisburg region.
“As a lifelong Central Pennsylvania resident, I know firsthand the challenges facing my neighbors from Harrisburg to Carlisle to York,” said Lynch. “I know that regardless of what neighborhood you live in, people want safe streets, good schools and good-paying jobs. And they expect their government to work for them and their democracy – and not against it.
“That is why I am proud to announce that I am running for Congress to represent the very community that helped raise me. Central Pennsylvania residents deserve a representative in Washington who will roll up their sleeves and go to work for them – building bridges instead of creating division. And that’s just what I will do starting on day one as your congressman.”
Several local Democrats have already announced their support of Blake’s run for Congress, including Ciera Dent, the Mayor of Steelton, where Blake spent his early childhood.
“Blake Lynch is exactly the kind of leader we need representing us in Washington,” said Mayor Dent. “He understands the needs of Central Pennsylvanians because it is what he has lived his whole life. He is a product of this area and I could not be more proud to stand with him as he runs to replace Scott Perry.”
Born and raised by a hardworking, single mom in Steelton public housing, Blake is forever indebted to the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg which helped shape him into the person he is today. He attended Central Dauphin School District until his junior year when his family moved to Susquehanna Township. It was there that he met his high school sweetheart and future wife, Bryttani. He later attended Messiah University in Mechanicsburg until his financial aid disappeared abruptly during the financial crisis. Undeterred, Blake continued working as he had done since he was fifteen in the hospitality industry, eventually working to become a leader in the business community.
Growing up, Blake found community at the Boys & Girls Club where he benefited from mentors and friendships that he still cherishes today. Understanding the impact the Boys & Girls Club had in his life, he chose to return later in his career and became its Director of Development. Later, seeing a need to build bridges and trust between his community and law enforcement, Blake stepped up and served as Director of Community Relations, and as a spokesperson for the City of Harrisburg, where he was the liaison between the city’s Bureau of Police, members of the community and officers in the field. In this position, Blake built relationships between the Bureau and his Harrisburg neighbors, helping to improve trust on both sides throughout the city.
Blake most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Impact Officer of WITF Public Media, Central PA's PBS and NPR affiliate serving over 2.3 million listeners and viewers each month. There Blake led the organization's overall strategy and engagement on fundraising; government and community relations; and sales and marketing.
Blake is running for Congress because he believes Central Pennsylvania residents deserve a leader who not only understands their needs and struggles but will fight for them in Congress every day and ensure their voices are heard.
To learn more about Blake and why he is running for Congress, visit BlakeLynch.com and follow the campaign at:
Andrea Mead, firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-805-3746
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