Connected to the Commonwealth, Harvard grads lead candidates of color for congress



Adem Bunkeddeko and Dr. Paul Perry have a few things in common. Both are connected to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New York City public school system. Bunkeddeko and Perry are also alum of the prestigious and globally renowned Ivy League research institution, Harvard University. But most notably, in their respective Pennsylvania and New York communities, Perry and Bunkeddeko are two dynamic public servants and civic leaders seeking to serve in the 116th Congress.

“We need a new kind of politics in Washington – a politics that cares about everyday folks and the concerns on their hearts and minds,” Perry said recently. “Pennsylvania’s Seventh District deserves a leader who listens. Plain and simple,” added Perry, an educator and nonprofit executive who grew up in Montgomery County’s borough of Norristown.

A scholar and writer, Perry earned his doctorate in education leadership from Harvard, masters’ degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (public policy) and the University of Pennsylvania (education), and a dual degree in political science and international studies from American University.

A Teach for America Philadelphia alum, the son of military veterans has taught reading and language arts and worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District on teacher and principal professional development.

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