Brett Burman

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 9

Spotlight Candidate

Brett will be the first openly LGBTQ member of the Pennsylvania State Senate


Brett Burman is a Delaware County native whose Delco roots go back four generations. He started out working as a cashier in his family’s small healthcare business and worked his way up to collaborating with leaders in Harrisburg and D.C. to root out corruption in healthcare that raised costs for families. Now Brett works in his own healthcare business helping companies control costs.

As a business owner and activist, Brett has lobbied for patient protections in the pharmaceutical industry and fought big pharma mergers that would’ve created monopolies.

Brett has always felt called to serve his community and would be proud to be Pennsylvania’s first LGBTQ candidate elected to the State Senate. Throughout his adult life, Brett has been deeply involved in Democratic politics. As a member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, he’s worked to elect Democrats across the county by organizing, raising money, and offering his healthcare expertise. He championed the successful effort to change the state party’s policies on natural gas pipeline safety.

From 2008-2010 he was a public school teacher in an underserved school in New York City as a part of Teach for America. While working in the public school system, he served as a delegate to the United Federation of Teachers. Brett has a degree in Political Science and History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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