Dear constituents of the 156 District,
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Bret Binder, Democratic Party candidate for Pennsylvania state representative in the 156th district (East Goshen Township, West Goshen Township, the Borough of West Chester and part of East Bradford Township). I have my home and law office in East Bradford Township. I am running for public office because, as a lifelong Pennsylvanian, I am passionate about the issues affecting our state and I believe I can do a better job in Harrisburg for the people of Chester County. Our public schools should remain among the best in the country. Our history, open spaces, and quality of life should be preserved. I have the business and legal background, work ethic, problem solving abilities and team building skills to make a difference in our community and in Harrisburg, but I need your help to accomplish these goals. Any financial support you can give to my campaign would be greatly appreciated. My team and I have been working very hard, but we still need volunteers in the campaign office at 803 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382, and on Election Day we will need help to staff the polling stations, but most importantly, please come out to vote for me, Bret Binder, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Thank you. I appreciate your attention.
P.S. I have attached my biography for your information, and for further information, please visit my website at www.bretbinderforpa.com. You may also telephone my campaign office at 215-620-0248.
Bret is the founder and managing member of Binder & Canno, LLC, a boutique law firm located in East Bradford Township. Before founding his law firm, Bret was law clerk to Justice Sandra Schultz Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He credits his interest in the law to his father, David F. Binder, Esquire (author of "The Hearsay Handbook" and "Binder on Evidence").
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER:
In addition to his law firm, Bret has been part-owner of "Pudding Lane Brookline" a gourmet rice pudding emporium in Haverford Township, and was previously part owner of Strikes Bowling Lounge. He was the general partner of Seamazing, LLC, a real estate investment firm, and a member of Darby Station Apartment Associates, LLC and Cambridge Princeton Properties, LLC, both real estate investment companies.
COMMUNITY AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT:
Bret is an avid bowler and baseball player. A star pitcher, he was the ace of two semi-pro baseball teams from 2005 to 2009. He has played semi-pro ball every season since 1997. He has bowled in a league with his family every week since he was a teenager. Bret has tutored many students in SAT's, LSAT's, GRE's and GMAT's. He has rehabilitated historic homes and revitalized vacant homes and buildings in troubled communities. Currently, he is restoring his 1710 home located in East Bradford Township, Chester County.
EDUCATION AND POLITICAL AFFILIATION:
A lifelong Pennsylvanian, Bret graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics (with minors in mechanical engineering and mathematics) and went on to Villanova Law School where he became interested in politics.