AFP Action Endorses Jeremy Shaffer for Congress

Arlington, VA—Americans for Prosperity Action today endorsed former Ross Township Commissioner Jeremy Shaffer to represent Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

AFP-Action Pennsylvania Senior Advisor Ashley Klingensmith gave the following statement before a gathering of AFP Action volunteers at Celebrations outside Pittsburgh:

“Jeremy Shaffer is the kind of committed leader that Pennsylvanians deserve to have representing their interests in Congress. As a former township commissioner, he’s demonstrated his commitment to low taxes, responsible spending, and limited government intervention. He’s voted against nuisance taxes that other lawmakers would use to fund special interest projects. As a small business owner, Shaffer understands how well-meaning government regulations can hamstring private businesses and erect barriers that stunt economic opportunity in our communities.

“Western Pennsylvanians have been lucky to have Shaffer active and involved in their communities, but now it’s time for him to take this energy to represent them in Washington. After several years, Allegheny County will finally have principled representation that can help create a policy majority in our nation’s capital.”

AFP Action is mobilizing volunteers and activists in the Keystone State to knock doors and make phone calls urging voters to support Shaffer’s candidacy. This seat was vacated by Rep. Connor Lamb.


During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability supported by a world-class data operation.

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.