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Get to know Charlie Dent

Hello. I’m Charlie Dent and it is my honor and privilege to represent the people of the 15th Congressional District. I am asking for your vote in this year’s election and I’d like to introduce myself.

I was born on May 24, 1960 to Walter “Pete” and Marjorie Dent in Allentown, PA. My Dad has passed away, but Mom is still living in our family home. I have a brother, Peter and a sister, Lisa.

In 1982 I graduated from Penn State with a degree in Foreign Service and International Politics. I later sold electronic components on a commission basis. From 1986 to 1990 I worked at Lehigh University in the Development Office. I also went back to school in the evenings at Lehigh and earned a Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A).

1991 was a big year for me. It was the year I married my wonderful wife, Pamela Serfass. It was also the first year I started serving in the State House of Representatives. I walked door-to-door constantly during my campaign and met over 20,000 voters at their homes. I listened to their concerns and told them I would work hard for them. They responded by honoring me with their votes and elected me to the State House.

“In fact, every time I have asked for the privilege of representing the people, I’ve made my best effort to meet voters at their doors.”

In 1994, Pam and I were blessed with the birth of our daughter, Kathryn. Our son, William, was born in 1996, and our youngest child, Jack, was born in 2000.

In 1998 I was elected to the state Senate and in 2004 I was elected to Congress. In Harrisburg and in DC I have always worked to promote economic growth, control spending and to reduce the tax burden on families and businesses.

I currently serve on the Appropriations and Ethics Committees in Congress. I have previously served on the Government Reform, Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

I would be honored to receive your vote and to represent you in Congress. Every day, I’ll strive to maintain your confidence and trust through dedicated service, strong leadership and by approaching the challenges we face with common sense.

I respectfully ask for your support and vote on Election Day, November 4th.