Committee Assignments: Foreign Relations, Homeland Security, and Transportation & Infrastructure
Chief of Staff: Lauren Maglia
Legislative Director: Maryanne Meyers
Experience: Rep. Perry served three terms as a Pennsylvania State Representative where he served on the Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Labor Relations, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness and Rules Committees. He has worked as a farm hand, 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. 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 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. He enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1980. Rep. 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. On February 5, 2011, he 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. He served 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.
Importance: Rep Perry describes himself as a strong fiscal conservative, and said his goal in Washington would be to cut the national debt, lower taxes, repeal Obamacare, and reduce the size and scope of government. He favors adding a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, securing the nation’s borders against illegal immigration and increasing domestic energy production, including natural gas. Perry said he wants to look out for area defense installations, pointing out that the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Depot Susquehanna, the Navy Depot in Mechanicsburg, the Army War College in Carlisle and the Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg are all important sources of local jobs. Winning election with over 60 percent of the vote, Rep. Perry is in a safe seat. As a Member of the Foreign Relations, Homeland Security, and T&I Committee’s, he is in a strong position to use his business and military experience to advocate for energy policies that keep prices affordable and supplies reliable.
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