Brendan was born in Philadelphia to a janitor and a school crossing guard. He was the first of his family to go to college, and after graduating he worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense before going to Harvard to pursue his master’s degree in public policy. In 2014, Brendan was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. Though he is a first term representative, Brendan is a champion of finance reform in Congress. He cosponsors the 2017 DISCLOSE Act, which seeks to increase transparency in election spending. Brendan understands that corporations are not people, and he fights for the voice of all Americans rather than just mega-donors.
Candidate for New York's 22nd Congressional District
"The onslaught of untraceable, secret money is a stain on our democracy.”