State Sen. Daylin Leach, the Upper Merion Jewish lawmaker known almost as much for his irreverent observations on social media as for his liberal stands on a host of issues, plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz.
No two people were more concerned to read in the newspaper recently that a ninth grader at Abington Junior High School had experienced anti-Semitism in school than the boy’s mother and the superintendent of his school district.
Bryan Schwartzman has been reporting on the Jewish community of Philadelphia since 2003. After 10 years as a staff writer, he now occasionally freelances for the Exponent. He writes about trends in politics, religion and spirituality, philanthropy and sometimes dabbles in sports and the arts.
He has received numerous awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Jewish American Press Association and other organizations.
A native New Yorker, he earned a master’s degree in modern Jewish history and literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.