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 advocated for patient protections in the pharmaceutical industry and fought big pharmaceutical mergers that would have 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, he has been deeply involved in Democratic politics. He has a track record of supporting and being in the trenches fighting for working people, members of teacher unions and organized labor. Burman serves as an elected member of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, the state party’s governing body, where he championed a recently adopted Mariner East resolution. He is involved with the Delaware County Coalition for Prison Reform, the Delaware County Historical Society and Delaware County’s Child Guidance and Counseling Services. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Delco Dems LGBTQ+ Caucus.
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 the University of Washington in St. Louis.