PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — In two U.S. House races of interest to the bike industry — oddly, both in Pennsylvania — Democrat Madeleine Dean won the race in the state’s 4th District, while Republican Marty Nothstein lost his race to represent the state’s 7th District, although there’s still a chance he could serve the remainder of the term of Rep. Charlie Dent, who resigned a seat earlier this year.
Dean is the wife of industry veteran Pat Cunnane, who is the CEO of Advanced Sports Enterprises, the parent company of Performance Bicycle and ASI, the distributor and owner of bike brands including Fuji, Kestrel, SE and Breezer. Dean has served in the Pennsylvania House since 2012.
Dean won the 4th District race over Republican Dan David, taking more than 63 percent of the vote. Cunnane’s business briefly became an issue in the race after David questioned Dean’s commitment to a $15 minimum wage in light of the wages paid at some Asian bike factories connected to ASE. David also tried to make a campaign issue out of the fact that, during the campaign period, Chinese investors had pumped millions of dollars into a …read more