from the inbox, Kevin Strouse announces his candidacy in the 8th congressional district:
Today former U.S. Army Ranger Kevin Strouse announced that he is formally launching his campaign for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.
A combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Kevin’s family has lived in Southeastern Pennsylvania and served our nation in the Armed Services since the Revolutionary War. Kevin’s grandfather served in World War II and his father in Vietnam. When it was Kevin’s turn to defend America, he enlisted in the Army Rangers and was in basic training during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Kevin’s first combat deployment was with the Army Rangers in Afghanistan in February, 2002. Later in Iraq, Kevin was part of the mission to rescue Army Private Jessica Lynch, helping clear the streets and completing a successful rescue. After serving three tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, Kevin put his experience to good use by continuing his service as part of the CIA’s counterterrorism center.With a demonstrated commitment to public service and a track record of problem-solving in the most difficult and chaotic situations, Kevin knows that the most effective way he can continue serving Southeastern Pennsylvania is by bringing the skills he learned in the Army and the CIA to help fix a dysfunctional Congress.
“When I was serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, it didn’t matter whether the Ranger next to me was a Democrat or a Republican, all that mattered was that we worked together and got the job done,” Kevin Strouse said. “I've dedicated my life to public service and solving tough challenges and I know Washington can do better at strengthening the middle-class, protecting our national security and creating good paying jobs. The families of the 8th District need leaders who have proven they will work for common-sense solutions, not the broken politics of Washington."
Kevin lives in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Amy have two young children, Walter and Charlotte. Kevin earned his BA from Columbia University and his Masters in Security Studies from Georgetown University, graduating with honors.