Jul. 23, 2019

UNIONTOWN – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s appointment of Mark Esper as the U.S. Secretary of Defense:

“We should be very proud that one of our own has been chosen by President Trump to fill such an important, high-profile position dedicated to preserving the safety of all Americans. Mark Esper has a long history in defense that began after he graduated from Laurel Highlands High School.

“I would like to congratulate this Fayette County native on this incredible achievement and wish him great success as he prepares to serve our country as the next Secretary of Defense.”

Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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