Candidate Spotlight for the 156 Legislative Race

Bret Binder



Bret is the founder and managing member of Binder & Canno, LLC, a boutique law firm located in East Bradford Township. Before founding his law firm, Bret was law clerk to Justice Sandra Schultz Newman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He credits his interest in the law to his father, David F. Binder, Esquire (author of “The Hearsay Handbook” and “Binder on Evidence”).


As a small business owner, Bret has created jobs, provided security for a number of families and contributed significantly to the economic growth of his community. Bret has been part-owner of “Pudding Lane Brookline” a gourmet rice pudding emporium in Haverford Township, and was previously part owner of Strikes Bowling Lounge. He was the general partner of Seamazing, LLC, a real estate investment firm, and a member of Darby Station Apartment Associates, LLC and Cambridge Princeton Properties, LLC, both real estate investment companies.


Bret is an avid bowler and baseball player. A star pitcher, he was the ace of two semi-pro baseball teams from 2005 to 2009. He has played semi-pro ball every season since 1997. He has bowled in a league with his family every week since he was a teenager. Bret has tutored many students in SAT’s, LSAT’s, GRE’s and GMAT’s. He has rehabilitated historic homes and revitalized vacant homes and buildings in troubled communities. Currently, he is restoring his 1710 home located in East Bradford Township, Chester County.


A lifelong Pennsylvanian, Bret graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics (with minors in mechanical engineering and mathematics) and went on to Villanova Law School where he became interested in politics.

Recently, Bret was instrumental in developing the Constitutional argument against the preliminary redistricting plan which butchered the 156th district by carving out half of West Chester Borough from the district thus significantly reducing the chances of a Democrat recapturing the seat. He, along with Mayor Carolyn Comitta and Rich Miller, a graduate student at West Chester University, testified against the plan before the Reapportionment Commission in Harrisburg.

Bret is seeking office because, as a legislator, he will use his experience in the law to protect the vital interests of the community, clarify and streamline existing legislation, and work on legislation to promote the economy, job creation, education, and the environment.