Shaun Dougherty, victim advocate and survivor of clergy sex abuse, makes a bid for the state Senate

One of the most outspoken and recognizable faces in the clergy sex abuse survivor community is taking his public advocacy up another notch: Shaun Dougherty is making a bid to represent the state’s 35th Senatorial District.

Doughtery, a Democrat from Johnstown, on Friday officially filed his candidacy with the state, and by Monday expects to launch his campaign.

The 35th District represents Cambria and Bedford counties, along with parts of Clearfield County.

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