Last updated: February 12. 2014 10:45PM - 2193 Views
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HARRISBURG — Andrew “Andy” Ostrowsk has announced his candidacy for the United States Congress in the 11th District.

The Democrat will seek his party’s nomination in the spring primary to run for the seat held by U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton.

Ostrowski is a graduate of Millersville University and the Widener University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. After graduation, he entered private law practice. Today, he has more than 20 years of experience, primarily in the civil rights field, and has worked on a wide range of cases protecting the rights of American citizens. In 2010, he established the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law Network, which is an organization devoted to providing equal access to justice for all.

“I established this organization as the cornerstone for the development of a nationwide advocacy system, dedicated to upholding the United States Constitution in our courts,” Ostrowski said. “This network has provided support for victims of judicial misconduct and court deficiencies all over the country that have violated their civil rights.”

Ostrowski has pursued cases involving race discrimination, sex discrimination, and whistle-blowing against government misconduct. In the past, he has handled cases against Penn State University, warning of the culture of secrecy that originated with then-president Graham Spanier.

Ostrowski said that his top priorities in Congress would be job creation and judicial and government reform.

“I want to make sure that every Pennsylvanian has the opportunity to pursue their dreams, whether that means raising a family, opening their own business, or working for one of the many great employers in Pennsylvania in a free and open system where their rights are fully protected”

Mr. Ostrowski is a resident of Dauphin County.

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