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Marlene Katz

About Marlene Katz

Marlene Katz is a Democratic candidate for state representative in the 29th district. Prior to running for office, Marlene worked for several decades in the spa and wellness industry. Her experience includes the creation of her own product line, ownership of multiple day spas with training centers across the country, and consulting work with an equity firm that acquired midsize beauty businesses. After selling her company, Marlene began consulting as a Certified HeartMath® Coach and Mentor with individuals and organizations. HeartMath® tools and techniques are used in corporations, government, social-service agencies, the military, schools and universities, health-care professionals and law enforcement agencies to build resilience, regulate stress and develop innovative solutions for more fulfilling lives.  

Marlene earned her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in political science. She was awarded the Francis and Irving Seliger Memorial Fund recognizing her study of the Holocaust.

In 2019 Marlene became an Ordained Interfaith Minister and serves as Member at Large on the Board of Circle of Miracles Church.

Community Involvement

Marlene’s interpersonal skills and strengths in management, organizing, and communications have been instrumental in leading grassroots and activist organizations in her community. She serves as the deputy chair of the Bucks County Democratic Committee and deputy chair and elected committee person of the Buckingham Democrats. In 2018, she worked as acting campaign manager for state representative candidate Meredith Buck and assistant manager for state representative candidate Andrew Dixon.

Marlene campaigns for social change amidst the rise of anti-Semitism, racism, hate rhetoric, and gun violence. She is on the Committee for Social Activism at Temple Judea and serves on the Board of The Peace Center of Bucks County. Through Peace Center programs, she has worked with teens to reduce bullying, an experience that has expanded her understanding of the challenges that teens face. She is involved with a number of organizations working to end gun violence, including Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, Orange Wave For Gun Safety, and Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based organization working to raise awareness of gun violence.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s, University of Connecticut

 

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