Malvern, PA – Today, Josh Shapiro, Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, endorsed Democrat Mike Parrish in his campaign for Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District.  In 2011, Shapiro was the highest vote-getter for the office of County Commissioner in the history of Montgomery County, and has been widely praised for getting the county’s fiscal house in order and creating greater efficiency and effectiveness in government.

“I’m proud to endorse Mike Parrish for Congress,” said Shapiro. “Mike has protected our country, created jobs, and has been a fierce advocate for Pennsylvania veterans.  Mike understands the challenges facing Montgomery County and is offering sound ideas to create more economic opportunities.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Commissioner Shapiro,” said Parrish. “Josh’s record of cleaning up Montgomery County’s government is an example for all of us looking to make a difference.  And I look forward to working closely with Josh over the coming months.”

Shapiro joins a growing list of endorsements for Parrish, including Governor Ed Rendell and Chester County Democratic Chairman Brian McGinnis.

Mike Parrish is a former Army Aviator and serves as Colonel in the Army Reserves.  As an engineer and businessman, Parrish has led several publically traded companies and founded an environmental services company which was recognized as one of the top 100 start-ups in America.  Parrish is running for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican Congressman Ryan Costello.