Jake Towne (NPA-PA)
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Jake Towne, No Party Affiliation 2012 Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 15
Biography of Jake Towne from Jake Towne for US Congress
Jake Towne is a chemical engineer who worked in the semiconductor industry for the past seven years. With a full scholarship, Jake earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering with honors from Lehigh University. He spent a summer at Dortmund
University in Germany as an exchange student and, as a Martindale scholar, traveled to Hong Kong to write on the political system following the British handover to the Chinese.
For the last four years Jake worked for Ablestik Laboratories leading the start-up and commissioning of two manufacturing cells in Shanghai, China. He discovered the extreme nature of doing business in a country lacking individual freedoms and understands the destructive exportation of American jobs through corporatist government policies.
His mother teaches adult education at a local university and his father works in a machine shop at a local university.
Jake has an adventurous spirit having backpacked in Nepal and New Zealand, teaching English to tribal villagers on the rain-forested Chinese-Burmese border and running several marathons. Living abroad gave Jake an understanding of how hard life can really be without the liberties that we Americans often take for granted.