The Republican nominee for the congressional seat being relinquished by U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz said that if he is elected, he will donate his salary to charities in Northeast Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County.
Dee Adcock, 62, a Montgomery County businessman, made the announcement Wednesday.
"If you send me to Washington, while I'm working to fix the system to restore the American dream for the forgotten worker, I will donate my entire after-tax paycheck to local charitable organizations in Northeast Philly and Montgomery County," he said.
Adcock, who lives in Abington, is president of W.W. Adcock, a Huntingdon Valley distributor of swimming pools. He made the comments at a news conference at the home of the Bustleton Bengals youth organization in Northeast Philadelphia.
He will face Democrat Brendan Boyle in the November election for the 13th District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Schwartz did not seek reelection, instead running, unsuccessfully, in the May 20 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
Adcock, who defeated Beverly Plosa-Bowser, a retired Air Force colonel, in the Republican primary, said pledging to donate the salary "set the right tone for me and my staff."
"My hope is that this example of personal action will let people know I am one of them and that I am running for office for the right reasons, to serve others rather than to serve myself," Adcock said.