Rep. Wild extended her State of the Union “plus one” to business owner and immigrant Murat Guzel. With the national conversation focused on immigration, walls, and possibly another shutdown, Rep. Wild took the opportunity to give a face, name, and purpose to a population politicians often talk about but rarely talk to in the ongoing debate.
“Murat is a pillar in the Lehigh Valley community – his business and entrepreneurial spirit has fueled our local economy and his philanthropy and civic engagement has been invaluable to our community, schools, and neighborhoods,” Wild said.
“His countless contributions to the Lehigh Valley, to Pennsylvania, and to this country are an important reminder of the integral role that immigrants – or New Americans – play in the fabric of our society. I am honored to have him join me for the State of the Union,” Wild said.