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Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Lancaster Counties, PA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for George Badey

Candidate for
US Representative; Pennsylvania Congressional District; District 7

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George has been a lawyer in private practice since 1982, representing working class families. In his career, he has taken on some of the largest and most powerful institutions, including Big Tobacco, pharmaceutical giants and the insurance industry. In 2000, George was involved in the litigation in Florida surrounding the Presidential Election. George knows what it takes to run a business, meet a payroll, and provide health insurance for his employees. George was widely recognized in the media for being instrumental in saving the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, a Philadelphia tradition. As a small business owner, he knows that more needs to be done in Congress to help the economy, working people and small businesses.

George's story demonstrates that the American Dream is alive and well, and he is running for Congress because he wants to keep it that way for future generations. Born and raised in South Philadelphia, George grew up in a modest row house and attended Philadelphia public schools. His father was a longshoreman and his mother a homemaker. After graduating as valedictorian of his class at South Philadelphia High School in 1975, he received an academic scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, George double majored and was awarded a bachelor's degree in both political science and music. He went on to Villanova Law School and passed the Bar Exam on his first try in 1982. Ever since, George has represented the people, not the powerful, to level the playing field.

For 25 years George has lived in Radnor Township, Delaware County. As Chair of the Radnor Democrats, he reached across party lines to show his friends and neighbors that the Republican Party has been hijacked by extremists. For the first time ever, Radnor Township, in the heart of the Main Line, is now governed by a Democratic majority. When his sons were younger, he coached little league baseball in the Radnor-Wayne Little League. Like their father, George's two sons also attended public schools. His son George is now a senior at Villanova University and his youngest son, Michael, is a freshman at Fordham University.

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