Janelle Crossley is running for State Representative in HD-199, which is located in Cumberland County, and she is the the first openly transgender woman to run for PA state elected office. She worked in health care facility management for 25 years before recently semi-retiring and is also a regional representative for TransAdvocacy PA, a volunteer with Community Cares, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Safe Harbor, the Amani Festival and Cumberland County Roundtable.
As a legislator, her platform is built around equality, equity, and justice including school funding, school safety, gun violence, response to climate change, improving infrastructure in our communities, combating homelessness, working for equality and equal pay for women, and ensuring equality for all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions. She currently lives in Newville, PA with her wife, dog (Bo), and cat (Chesapeake) and has one daughter and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks, model railroads, and repairing and restoring clocks.