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Perry Bentley announces his candidacy for State Representative

12/08/2015 11:58AM ● By J. Chambless

Chester County native and resident Perry Bentley today announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 158th legislative district.

In a letter addressed to Chester County Republican Committee members representing the 158th legislative district, Bentley emphasized his local roots and his desire to replicate the successes of the Chester County community in Harrisburg.

 “I can affirm, as you already know, that Chester County is a special place to live, work and raise a family,” Bentley said. “I purchased a home here in East Marlborough for those very reasons. We have strong communities, good public schools and an efficient local government that keeps our taxes low. I have decided to seek the nomination for State Representative to defend the principles of free markets and small government from a Governor and President with little understanding of either.”

Bentley stressed the importance of his time working at his family’s business, which in three decades has grown into one of the largest engineering and architectural software companies in the world.

“Bentley Systems, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, represents the importance of the conservative family values and pro-growth policies that are the heart of my candidacy,” Bentley said. “The communities of this district need a representative who will effectively advance the case for conservative renewal in Harrisburg. I believe I have the political experience and business background to lead that charge.”

Bentley can be reached via email at

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