Conservative Businessman Dean Browning
Launches Bid for Congress in PA’s 15th District
Touts 30-year career in the private sector and says securing the border and stopping illegal immigration will be a major focus of his campaign
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Browning
Allentown, January 4, 2018 – Conservative businessman Dean Browning officially launched his bid for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District today by touting his 30-year career in the private sector and saying his campaign will focus on securing our country’s borders along with rebuilding the military and growing the U.S. economy.
Browning’s emphasis on stopping illegal immigration, he said, would be a natural continuation of his efforts locally to ban sanctuary cities and counties. Browning highlighted his role as Chairman of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party’s Immigration Committee, citing his leadership in pressing for resolutions in support of federal immigration bills H.R. 3003 (No Sanctuary for Criminals Act) and H.R. 3004 (Kate’s Law). Both of which passed the House of Representatives in June of last year, but are still languishing in the Senate.
“It is an absolute travesty that these two bills have not been sent to President Trump’s desk for his signature,” said Browning. “I urge Senator McConnell to modify or end the Senate’s ability to filibuster so we can advance President Trump’s agenda on securing our borders and stopping criminal illegal immigrants from threatening the safety of law-abiding Americans.”
Browning was born in Kentucky and earned his bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Denison University in Ohio and his master of science degree in industrial management with a concentration in finance from Georgia Tech. He settled in the Lehigh Valley in 1979 after landing a job with Air Products and Chemicals. He later held executive level positions with the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of the Lehigh Valley and then with Harvel Plastics before being hired as chief financial officer for New World Aviation located at the Lehigh Valley International Airport. Dean and his wife Cheryl just celebrated their 30th anniversary and reside in South Whitehall Township along with their three dogs.
A former Lehigh County Commissioner, Browning stood up to public employee union bosses and saved taxpayers nearly $7 million a year by initiating a pay freeze and reforming the county compensation and pension system, while reducing the deficit by 65%. A proudly pro-life and pro-2nd amendment Christian conservative, Dean serves on the Board of the Allentown Rescue Mission, which helps local homeless men through Christ-centered programs based on accountability and compassion.
“We’re not going to successfully tackle the serious challenges facing America by sending Harrisburg politicians to Congress or by nominating someone who has failed to act to prevent illegal immigrants from committing crimes in Lehigh County,” said Browning. “President Trump ran and won as a private sector businessman who has real world experience balancing budgets, making hard decisions and getting things done. I will bring that same profile to Washington and would proudly play my part in supporting the President’s agenda to make America great again.”