Bruce Slater

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Bruce Slater was the Democratic candidate for the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania

Bruce A. Slater was the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 16th Congressional District (map) of Pennsylvania. He was the Democratic nominee to challenge incumbent Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), but lost to Pitts in the November general election.[1]

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Positions, record and controversies

Bio

Bruce Slater is a successful businessman who has lived most of his life in Chester and Lancaster Counties. Raised near the Brandywine River, he acquired an lifelong passion for such outdoor activities as hunting and fishing. The son of a WW2 veteran and working mother, he earned his own way by gardening and doing odd jobs for others at an early age.

Slater is a product of the Downingtown, Chester County, School District and graduated as an industrial arts major in 1975. The next year, he enlisted in the US Navy. After serving as a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the WestPac Fleet assigned to the seas of Southeast Asia, he was awarded an Honorable Discharge.

After leaving the Navy, Slater returned to the construction industry. Today he owns his own business as a contractor specializing in residential period restoration. He has completed many restoration projects all along the Atlantic seaboard.

Slater is a lifelong Democrat and has been active in the Party for several years as a Committee Person. As a community activist, he has been actively involved in the struggle to keep the management of a local community library open and responsive to that community’s needs.

When asked why he is running for Congress, Slater said, “I am positive I can bring to Congress the self-reliant, success-oriented work ethic that mirrors the goals of my friends and neighbors of the 16th Congressional District. For too long, our district has been represented by a career politician out-of-touch with his constituents. I am eager to return to the service of my country and to help solve the great challenges we face in the years ahead.”

Slater, 50, is married and lives with his wife, Jacquie, and their daughter, Amelia, a sixth grader in the Pequea School District. He also has a son, Aaron, who is 20 years old and 2nd-year student at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. The Slater family has resided in Lancaster County for 17 years.

Website: http://www.slaterforcongress.com

2008 elections

Slater was the Democratic nominee to challenge incumbent Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), but lost to Pitts in the November general election.[1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Slater will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Bruce Slater
Bruce Slater for Congress
P.O. Box 3211
West Chester, PA 19381-3211
Email: bruce AT slaterforcongress.com
Phone: 717-207-9330 Website: http://www.slaterforcongress.com

Campaign Manager:
Greg Paulson
Bruce Slater for Congress
P.O. Box 3211
West Chester, PA 19381-3211
Email: greg AT slaterforcongress.com
Phone: (717) 419-4209
Fax: (717) 207-9330

Treasurer:
Susan Quigley, Treasurer
Slater for Congress
P.O. Box 3211
West Chester, PA 19381
Email: treasurer AT slaterforcongress.com

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pennsylvania 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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