In a democracy, our preferred candidates do not always win. Accepting defeat, however, is essential for a democracy to work. How a candidate handles defeat shows what type of person they are. In his loss, Ilya Breyman has shown class and dignity. He declined to engage in negative campaigning, instead focusing on a positive message of democracy reform.

We at the Pennsylvania Forward Party want to thank Mr. Breyman for running to represent the 178th District. We wish you the best and hope that we can work together in the future on these important issues.


Benjamin Valimont


I am an advocate for democracy & making our government work for us.