DOYLESTOWN, PA – Brian Fitzpatrick, former FBI special agent and federal prosecutor, released the following statement Wednesday regarding the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passage of two bills addressing the Commonwealth’s opioid epidemic – and State Rep. Steve Santarsiero’s disappointing choice to skip the votes:
“I applaud the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives for coming together – Republicans and Democrats – to unanimously pass a pair of bills aimed at addressing our community’s opioid epidemic. These bills highlight the multiple fronts in the fight against addiction – from increasing education, including for medical professionals, to limiting the over-prescription of medication which can lead to abuse. In Congress, I will continue this mission and work with local, state and federal stakeholders to win this battle.
BACKGROUND ON BRIAN:
After being born and raised in Levittown, Brian Fitzpatrick spent nearly a decade and a half serving as a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agent where his focus was fighting political corruption and supporting global counter terrorism efforts – including as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the National Director for the FBI’s Campaign Finance and Election Crimes Enforcement Program, as well as a national supervisor for the FBI’s Political Corruption Unit. For his work, Fitzpatrick was an inaugural recipient of the FBI Director’s Leadership Award. Additionally, as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Fitzpatrick, prosecuted violent drug and gun offenders to stem the tide of abuse and violence. Brian Fitzpatrick is a Certified Public Accountant, certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and an Eagle Scout.
Brian Fitzpatrick is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Eight Congressional District. He is a Levittown native and lives in Middletown Twp. Learn more at (FBI) Specwww.brianfitzpatrick.com