GUEST BLOG POST: ‘I am a Lifelong Democrat…’
…Here’s Why I’m Supporting Brian Fitzpatrick for Congress
“I have been a Bucks County resident for 60 years. Living and raising my family here has always been a great source of comfort and pride.
About 10 years ago, my son started a battle with opioid and heroin addiction. I watched as his addiction changed his life, and the life of our family, and as he struggled to overcome it. Finally, after three stays at local rehab centers, I can gratefully say he has been clean for five years; each day with him is a blessing and I am so proud of his strength.
Through those years of the struggle, I would meet other parents who felt as I did: wondering why, trying tough love, or looking for any last straw to help our children come back to that person they were before the addiction. The number of people I met with similar situations was overwhelming. There is no doubt that this is an epidemic.
Brian Fitzpatrick has acknowledged this epidemic and is sincerely committed to helping our children. His plans to toughen sentences for drug dealers, increase funding for drug education and commitment to help those struggling with addiction recovery are a beginning to get moving on cleaning up our precious county. We need to start somewhere and it is my hope that his success will start national awareness.
I am a life-long Democrat, but I know we need to address this problem. After speaking with Brian, I believe he is ready to address this problem. That’s why I’m supporting Brian Fitzpatrick in his run for Congress.”
Brian Fitzpatrick served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney where he prosecuted violent drug and gun offenders to stem the tide of abuse and violence. A Pennsylvania-certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fitzpatrick has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association for his commitment to addressing drug addiction and keeping our communities safe.
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 and named “Investigator of the Year” by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. 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.