Comcast executive campaigns for 4th congressional district seat

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Christian Nascimento believes that his skills and experience make him an ideal candidate for Congress.

As an executive at Comcast, he understands the need to strengthen our digital infrastructure.

As a former school board chair, he knows the importance of education in the community.

And as a business leader, he recognizes the need to bring manufacturing back to America.

These are the reasons the Montgomery County Republican has decided he can no longer sit on the sidelines as federal lawmakers discuss the future of these issues in Washington. He felt he had to get involved, which meant launching a campaign for a seat in the 4th congressional district – which includes all of central, eastern and northeast parts of Berks County as well as part of the county. of Montgomery.

“I have a skill set and a set of experiences that give me unique insight into some of the issues we face today as a nation,” the 47-year-old said. “I couldn’t live with myself if I looked back years knowing I had the opportunity to try to make things better and didn’t.”

Nascimento is the only candidate to have officially announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination in the May 17 primary. The winner of the primary will face Madeleine Dean, a Democrat from Montgomery County who is seeking her third term in the general election.

“I’m really excited to run on the new Congressional map because the district has so many new communities,” he said. “I think it will give both candidates a level playing field to put our case to voters.”

Nascimento said if voters sent him to Washington, his legislative priorities would focus on his expertise.

He said he would fight to ensure that children can still go to school in person, that parents have choice and a say in their children’s education and that all children have the same opportunities in matter of education.

“I was a former school board president and I know education is everything,” he said. “We need to give children the tools they will need for the 21st century. We’ve stuck with fighting for masks when we should be focused on making sure kids are in school all the time.

Nascimento is committed to ensuring the global supply chain is America-based by bringing manufacturing back to the United States.

“We have outsourced the entire global supply chain to China, and I think that puts us in a precarious position both from an economic point of view and from a national security point of view” , did he declare. “We see what is happening right now with stifled global supply chains and record inflation. Part of this is due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, but we have also put ourselves at risk by allowing other countries to dictate global supply chain terms.

And he promised to ensure that citizens have online privacy, that foreign adversaries are held accountable, and that our digital infrastructure is better protected against potential cyberattacks.

“Through the work I do, I understand the economics of the internet and some of the cybersecurity challenges we face,” he said. “A lot of our lives, our business, our commerce is online, so there are so many weak spots and opportunities for hackers to take advantage of that we really need to strengthen our cybersecurity infrastructure. a national priority.”

US Representatives serve two-year terms and receive an annual salary of $174,000.

Meet the candidate

Candidate: Christian Nascimento, 47, Montgomery County.

Job sought : United States Representative for the 4th District, which includes portions of Montgomery County and all of central, eastern, and northeast portions of Berks County.

Current salary for the position: $174,000.

Context: Nascimento is vice president of product management and strategy for Comcast. He earned a degree in accounting from Widener University and a master’s degree in commerce from Villanova University. He has also served on the boards of nonprofits and private companies, was elected to the Methacton School District, and has spoken frequently about cybersecurity at various industry events.

Website: cn4pa.com

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