March 6, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lowman Henry
Congressman Scott Perry to Speak at
2013 PA Leadership Conference
(Harrisburg, PA) – Congressman Scott Perry (PA-4), one of Pennsylvania’s newest members in Congress will speak at the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), Pennsylvania. He joins Steve Hayes of Fox News/The Weekly Standard; pollster/commentator Scott Rasmussen; Fox News Contributor Deneen Borelli; FrackNation producer Ann McElhinney, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, and John Gizzi of Human Events as announced speakers.
The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier annual gathering of conservatives each year in the Keystone State. This year’s conference will be held on April 19-20. Panel topics include session on Broadening the Conservative Coalition, Unleashing the Economic Potential of Penn’s Woods, Freedom to Work, and a State Issues Roundtable. There will also be three workshop sessions focusing on Using Social Media; The 10th Amendment and States’ Rights and Citizen Lobbying.
The conference begins at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, April 19th with the social media and constitutional workshop sessions and ends at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 20th with the session on citizen lobbying. Speakers, interactive panel presentations, and three meal functions with featured speakers round out the schedule.
Registration for the two-day event is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org. Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks.
Scott Perry brings a unique background of hard work, business acumen, military leadership and community involvement to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served three terms as a Pennsylvania State Representative, establishing a record of dedication to the cause of protecting taxpayers’ interests in Harrisburg. While serving in Harrisburg, Scott was assigned to the Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Labor Relations, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness and Rules Committees.
Scott knows the importance of effort and dedication. He began his working career at age 13 picking fruit at Ashcombe’s farm in Mechanicsburg. He has worked as a mechanic, dock worker, draftsman and a licensed insurance agent. He is a 1980 graduate of Northern High School and the Cumberland-Perry Vo-Tech School.
To further his education, Scott was able to put himself through college while working a full-time job. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1991 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management.
In 1993, he started his own mechanical contracting firm, Hydrotech Mechanical Services, Inc. The Dillsburg-based business provides contract construction and maintenance services to municipal and investor-owned utilities from North Carolina to New York and specializes in large meter calibration.
Scott began his military career in 1980 when he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He attended basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., and graduated Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, Va., as a technical drafting specialist. He graduated as the president of his officer candidate school and was commissioned a second lieutenant – field artillery branch.
Colonel Perry served as the Commander of the 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion. He assumed the command in February of 2008. That unit was called to service in Iraq, deploying in January 2009. The deployment ended in January 2010, after a successful mission, and returned to the base at Fort Indiantown Gap.
On February 5, 2011, Scott was promoted to the rank of Colonel, and has assumed command of the 166th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, located at Fort Indiantown Gap. He is also a recent graduate of the US Army War College.
Scott’s service to his community has included serving as the chairman of the Carroll Township Planning Commission, and as a member of the township Source Water Protection Committee. He was chairman of the Dillsburg Area Wellhead Protection Advisory Committee and he served on the Dillsburg Revitalization Committee. He is still active in the Jaycees and held the office of regional director for the state organization. He is also a member of Dillsburg Legion Post #26 and Dillsburg VFW Post #6771.
Scott began serving as the Congressman from Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District in 2013. He serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees.
Scott and his wife, Christy, are the proud parents of two daughters, Ryenn and Mattea.
Registration for the 2013 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is now open at www.paleadershipconference.org.