Democrat Daylin Leach Says He Has the Best Record on Women’s Rights – May 5th, 2014
by Carl Rotenberg

NORRISTOWN — State Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Dist. 17, 52, has lived in Upper Merion for 16 years, served as a state representative for six years and as a state senator for the past five years.

“The country faces a number of threats that are unprecedented in their severity. Our right to vote because of the gerrymandering of districts. We need finance campaign reform. There are threats to the environment that are becoming irreversible,” Leach said. “I feel my knowledge, training and experience will address those problems.”

His previous job titles include lawyer, small business owner and college professor.

“I have the best record in the last 30 years on women’s rights. Right now we have a war on women that is attacking their right to have basic health care,” he said. “For the sake of my wife and daughters I want that to change.”

In early 2014 Leach was ‘first’ in fundraising and had the most cash on hand for the primary election, he said. Leach led the race for “cash on hand” for the primary election in the first quarter of the year with $576,928. Arkoosh had $553,931, Margolies had $507 and Boyle had $320,052.

On a recent campaign day in late April, Leach had a breakfast meeting with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at the Radnor Hotel; a press conference in Abington with state Sen. Michael Stack (D-5th Dist.), on animal rights issues; telephone calls to donors and reporters; a meeting with the Inquirer editorial board; a meeting with the Laborers Union, Local 135; the Colonial Democrats spring reception in Conshohocken and the Holme Circle Civic Association in Philadelphia.

Why should he be elected to Congress?

“We have such significant threats. We need someone who is willing to buck their party leadership. The best predictor of someone who is ready to lead is previous behavior,” Leach said. “Anyone who has followed my career knows I will continue to be a very fearsome fighter for these causes.”