Perry is a community leader and, before representing the district in Harrisburg, served in local office as a member of the Newtown Borough Council for almost seven years. During his time on council, Perry helped pass bipartisan budgets, worked to preserve our parks and open space, and helped write the Borough’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which defends the LBGT community from discrimination in employment and access to public accommodations.
Perry was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2016. Since being elected, Perry has helped pass legislation increasing funding towards our education system and treating Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Perry has also fought to end partisan gerrymandering, supporting recent efforts to reform voting districts within Pennsylvania. As state representative, Perry has made it his goal to better our community in a number of ways by working to improve infrastructure, reducing the cost of flood insurance, and preserving our environment.
Over the years, Perry has shown his dedication to improving the access and quality of our education and healthcare, and has committed himself to protecting our children, our environment, and our basic rights, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. His string of endorsements include the AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, President Barack Obama, among others.
Perry is an attorney, small business owner, and former public school teacher. He lives in Newtown with his wife, Liz, and their children.