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Pat Harkins – PA House 1

Pat Harkins for PA House 1

 

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Phone: (814) 459-1949

Email: pharkins1@outlook.com

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Robert Merski – PA House 2

Robert Merski for PA House 2

Erie City Councilman Bob Merski epitomizes the best of Erie. As one of the youngest individuals ever elected to Erie City Council, Bob never refers to himself as a politician – he instead prefers to think of himself as a public servant, working for the people of Erie. This approach he learned from his father, former Erie County Sheriff Robert Merski. Bob’s father serves as a true inspiration to his civic engagement and helped guide his approach to community leadership since Bob’s first campaign for Erie City Council. Bob has stated numerous times that he met so many people his father had helped that Bob never knew about. It was Sheriff Merski’s quiet humility and true commitment to simply serve in the best way possible that Bob strives to emulate as your Councilman.

Born and raised, now raising a family of his own with his wife Emily here in the City; Erie is more to than just a place to Bob, it’s who he is. A Cathedral Preparatory alumnus, Bob chose to attend college locally; enrolling in Mercyhurst’s rigorous Cadet Teacher Program and earning his degree in Elementary Education in 1999.

Since earning his teaching degree, Bob has taught in the Erie City School District for the past fifteen years. Beginning at Wayne Elementary School, Bob taught special education to second and fifth-grade students, he then spent three years at East High School both in special education and as an English/History teacher and currently, he is teaching online special education at Central Tech High School. Before finding a home in the Erie City Schools, Bob began his teaching career at his own grade school, Holy Family School and then taught theology at Cathedral Prep. Seeking to broaden his experience, Bob moved to Brooklyn, New York for one year and taught elementary school in inner-city Brooklyn before returning to his hometown. In addition to working full-time as a teacher, Bob has demonstrated his passionate beliefs of fair and equal working conditions for working for middle-class families across Erie. Putting those values into action, Bob fought for those workers’ rights as the former Vice-President of the Erie Education Association (EEA) and the Northwestern Region of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). Currently, Bob teaches Advanced Placement World & European History at Northwest Collegiate Academy.

As a community leader, Bob co-founded the South East Hills Neighborhood Watch in 2007 and established the South East Erie Farmers Market in 2009. Bob serves on the boards of the Erie Arts Opportunity Local Education Fund, the Economics Pennsylvania Advisory Board, and the St. Vincent Health Center Foundation. He also serves as the co-chair of the Young Erie Professionals Civic Engagement Committee.

In addition to his civic engagement, Bob lives his life seeking to improve his community and giving back to those less fortunate than he. This commitment began as a child volunteering at Holy Family Church Lenten fish frys, Bingo Nights, and his particular favorite, the Zabawa Polish Festival. Bob has also coached basketball and soccer at Holy Family School in Erie and basketball at Wayne School and continues to serve his church as an usher at Sunday mass, along with teaching confirmation classes.

 

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Contact

Phone: (814) 392-7877

Email: bob@bobmerski.com

Website: http://www.bobmerski.com/

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Ryan Bizzarro – PA House 3

Ryan Bizzarro for PA House 3

Throughout his career, Ryan Bizzarro has served the Erie community with demonstrated leadership, forward-thinking strategies, and detailed execution. Each point in his career has taught him invaluable lessons about the greater needs of the Erie community. Currently, Ryan creates sales and business development initiatives for the Erie County Convention Center Authority (ECCCA). These initiatives are integrated strategies, crafted with the sole purpose of bringing business to Erie and fostering long-term, multi-dimensional partnerships with organizations statewide that have a positive economic impact on our community. Through his work with the ECCCA, Ryan considers the needs of large organizations with those of local small businesses by designing proposals that encourage clients to invest locally.

Ryan began his career as the victim/witness coordinator and advocate for the Office of the Erie County District Attorney and the Crime Victim Center, where he identified and streamlined processes where few existed before. Originally, the belabored victim and witness notification process often resulted in duplicating services and resources, costing time and money. Ryan worked with the attorneys and developed new protocols to assist victims of crimes in a more efficient manner and helped ease victim frustration with the criminal justice system.

Ryan continued to pursue opportunities where he could be of service to those in the community. As a behavioral health specialist at McKinley Elementary school, Ryan initiated school-wide programs focused on bullying and community awareness in an effort to identify common problems among students and facilitate an open dialogue. He coordinated efforts with state and local social services and government agencies regarding cases of child abuse, social work cases, and additional third party support programs.

Soon, Ryan found himself in the classroom, getting the students interested in government and about the people who have a true effect on their lives. Teachers noticed the students were more engaged when Ryan was in the classroom, so he collaborated with the teachers to hold mock elections and other activities that would continue to interest students. It wasn’t long, however, until Ryan noticed patterns in most at-risk students’ behavior. After speaking with the school principal, Ryan proposed bringing in a local organization known for its success at mentoring at-risk youth–the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organization. He worked with McKinley teachers and BBBS to implement a program to give students positive role models, not only to do actiivites with students, but to instill in them a sense of citizenship, specifically about playing a positive role within the community. Ryan continued to go above and beyond for the students, and by the end of the first year of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in conjunction with other initiatives he led by Ryan, the school saw a reduction in the number of behavior and delinquency incidents by more than 25 percent.

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Mailing Address

Committee to Elect Ryan Bizzarro
2653 West 25th Street
Eric, PA 16506

Contact

Website: http://www.pastaterep.com/

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Mark Longietti – PA House 7

Mark Longietti for PA House 7

Rep. Mark Longietti (D-7, Mercer) is a native of Sharpsville and was first elected to serve in the Pa. House of Representatives in 2006. Taught the value of education, hard work and helping others by his middle-class family, Longietti has established a strong reputation as a dedicated community servant.

After graduating with honors from Sharpsville Area High School in 1981, Longietti graduated summa cum laude from Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science. He then entered Boston College Law School and graduated cum laude with his law degree in 1988.

Longietti served as a law clerk to the Hon. Albert E. Acker, President Judge of the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas from 1988 to 1989. In 1989, he joined the Sharon law firm of Routman, Moore, Goldstone and Valentino as an associate and made partner in 1999. In 2001, he established his own law practice in Sharon.

In addition to his professional career, Longietti is involved in several community organizations and held leadership positions with the United Way of Mercer County, his local chapter of the American Heart Association, the Community Child Care Center, and the First Baptist Church of Sharon, where he currently teaches Sunday school and serves as a worship leader.

Longietti and his wife, Tina, live in Hermitage.

 

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Contact

Phone: (724) 981-4655

Email: mlongietti@pahouse.net

Website: https://www.facebook.com/RepLongietti/

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Lisa Boeving-Learned – PA House 8

Lisa Boeving-Learned for PA House 8

Lisa Boeving-Learned is a former US Army soldier, a retired police sergeant, a Mercer County resident, and your Democratic candidate for the PA General Assembly, District 8.

During her police career, Lisa used her community policing role to solve problems for the citizens she served to truly make a difference. Lisa’s projects included: Community partnerships to reduce homelessness and crime by partnering with Neighborhood Watch groups, the Salvation Army and other local homeless coalitions to provide housing and job opportunities to those on the street. She developed the first proactive strategy to identify and monitor sex offenders released into the community. Her work earned the Department of Justice’s “Best Practice” endorsement for innovative policing. Lisa also developed a project to follow up with Domestic Violence victims to ensure they understand the criminal justice system and to help draft safety plans and shelter placement.

Lisa returned home to PA with her wife, also a retired police officer. They settled in Mercer County, and Lisa once again felt compelled to serve her community and seek solutions. In addition to supporting local charitable organizations like Prince of Peace and AWARE, she has been an advocate for Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan group dedicated to reclaiming democracy. Lisa is a member of Equality PA, because she believes every American deserves respect and dignity.

Just as she did in her law enforcement career, Lisa seeks workable solutions where others have given up. She believes that universal health care, good jobs with a living wage, and strong communities are within our reach if people come together and do the work. that’s why she decided to run for the General Assembly.

 

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Mailing Address

268 Limber Road
Jackson Center, PA 16133

Contact

Phone: 724-300-3064

Email: lisaforpa8@gmail.com

Website: www.lisa4pa8.com

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Chris Sainato – PA House 9

Chris Sainato for PA House 9

 

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Contact

Phone: (724) 656-1112

Email: repsainato@pahouse.net

Website: https://www.facebook.com/reelectsainato/

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Daniel Smith – PA House 12

Daniel Smith for PA House 12

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Raised in Zelienople, Daniel Smith currently resides in Adams Township with his partner, Don. They are proud owners of a beautiful, rescued, 8-year-old retriever greyhound mix named Star. Daniel has long been active in the Barbershop Harmony Society and sang with several quartet and Choruses though his travels.

More than two decades ago, Daniel began work in the banking sector as a customer service representative. After many years of focus and determination at BNY Mellon, Daniel moved into a leadership position and has supervised the careers of dozens of young professionals.

Daniel’s interest in politics was cultivated at a very young age. As a student at Seneca Valley Junior High, Daniel asked family friend and Representative David Levdansky to speak in class. He got an even closer look into the inner workings of our government when his Civics teacher, Pat Carone, ran a winning campaign for PA House of Representatives District 12 seat. Pat used her campaign as a learning experience for her students, capturing Daniel’s attention and fueling his interest in politics that lasts to this day.

Now, that once-young high school student has decided to run for the same seat once held by his civics teacher!

Fed up with the business as usual in the Pennsylvania House, Daniel has witnessed his opponent, the district incumbent Daryl Metcalfe, pursue an extreme right-wing agenda that is out of touch with the needs, interests, and concerns of hard-working residents in Adams, Callery, Clinton, Cranberry, Forward, Mars, Middlesex, Penn, Seven Fields, and Valencia.

Daniel believes that a representative should be just that: a person who represents ALL of the residents of the district. Someone who puts his constituents first; not the special interest groups or wealthy corporate donors.

In his twenty year career in business, Daniel has fostered principles of camaraderie, social justice, and economic growth; and believes government policy can be created which includes ALL those principles without having to sacrifice one for the other.

Daniel Smith Jr. possesses the drive, determination, organization, leadership, and work ethic needed to succeed as our State Representative.

Let’s send him to Harrisburg where he will be a voice for all the residents of Pennsylvania’s 12th House District.

 

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Contact

Phone: (412) 512-9535

Email: info@danielsmithjr.com

Website: https://danielsmithjr.com/

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Sue Walker – PA House 13

Sue Walker for PA House 13

A community activist, public educator and 20-year resident of Landenberg, Sue Walker is running to be the next Pennsylvania state representative for the 13th District. An independent thinker, she intends to work diligently and collaboratively towards:

  • Fiscal accountability in Harrisburg and District 13
  • Economic growth and new jobs
  • Educational excellence in our schools
  • Infrastructure repair and improvement
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Quality health and wellness services for all

For the last 14 years, Walker has worked with the Avon Grove School District as a volunteer coordinator, Title I instructor for reading remediation, and currently is manager of the high school library. Prior to 2004, she was president of the local MOMS club–a national organization for stay-at-home mothers.  She also worked as an employment recruiter.

Walker is concerned about our country’s direction, particularly since the 2016 election. Well-versed in national issues and their impact locally, she is taking local politicians to task on her own and as an OxGrove Democrats ActNow and Fair Districts PA volunteer.

A native of New Jersey, Walker attended public schools and earned a B.A. in English and Communications from The College of New Jersey.  She is married to Michael Soltis.  Their sons, Zach and Ryan, are students at Penn State University.  Additional family members include Lucy and Brody, both Great Danes (the state dog of Pennsylvania) and two cats. Providing foster care for All 4 Paws animal rescue is a volunteer endeavor enjoyed by the entire family.

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Mailing Address

Friends for Sue Walker
P.O. Box 12
Oxford, PA 19363

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Amy Fazio – PA House 14

Amy Fazio for PA House 14

14th District PA House of Representatives candidate, Amy Fazio, is a resident of Daugherty Township, PA and the founder of Fazio & Associates where she serves as a strategic planning consultant to empower the region’s small business and nonprofit leaders to achieve intention, focus, accountability and results.

Over the past twenty years, the variety of roles in which Amy has served – educator, volunteer, community organizer, community health counselor, nonprofit executive, CEO, consultant, and business owner – have contributed to her well-rounded perspective. The organizations she served, including the Colorado District Attorney’s office Domestic Abuse Prevention Task Force, Penn State Beaver Adult Literacy Action, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Affordable Comfort Inc, and the many business and nonprofit clients she serves today, have provided Amy a myriad of opportunities to help advance the missions and goals of organizations, businesses, and communities. Her career path has always been in alignment with her passion for community organization, collaboration, civics, and social justice.

Amy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY by her mother, who was a homemaker, and her father who is a retired police officer, firefighter, Korean War veteran, and entrepreneur. They impressed upon Amy, her brother, and sister, the values of hard work, perseverance, and compassion, and the importance of always trying to understand the perspective, struggles, and joys of others. This foundation grew stronger as she studied to earn her Bachelor’s in History and her Master’s in Political Science. Amy was the first in her family to receive an advanced degree – an accomplishment highly encouraged by her parents who regarded education as a key to success.

Amy’s work in the community further enhanced her foundational values. She heard many stories of injustice, suffering, hope, perseverance, and faith. She saw, firsthand, that most people are truly doing the best they can, and that the more opportunity that is provided and the more barriers are removed, the more manageable and even magical life can become. These experiences and insights have led to Amy’s commitment to running for office and working toward just, compassionate, and effective policies that empower people to collaborate for the common good of our local community and our national community.

Currently, Amy serves on the boards of the New Brighton Area School District, the Beaver Valley Montessori School, and the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, she was named by Pennsylvania Business Central as one of “Foremost under Forty Leaders,” and was interviewed as part of the National “See Women Lead” Project.  She also volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run to inspire young girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Amy’s husband, Bryan, is a professional musician and teacher, and their 11-year-old daughter, Sundi is a student at New Brighton School District and loves gymnastics and softball. Bryan also attended New Brighton and his father, Greg Fazio, taught civics there for more than 30 years and coached more than 60 seasons of baseball and tennis. The Fazio family spans five generations in New Brighton.


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Contact

Website: http://www.amyfazio4pa.com/

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Terri Mitko – PA House 15

Terri Mitko for PA House 15

Abraham Lincoln taught us that we are a “government of the People, by the People, for the People.”

terri mitko logoMy name is Terri Mitko. I am not a politician. By trade I am a lawyer, an advocate. I committed to running this campaign because, as a citizen of this district, I am no longer willing to stand by and be ignored by the legislators in Harrisburg, and I am no longer willing to ignore their lack of accountability to us, the People.

As your elected Representative, I will fight to make government effective, responsive, and responsible to us, the People. I will be a Representative of the People, by the People, and for the People.

 

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Mailing Address

Committee to Elect Terri Mitko
P.O. Box 447
Beaver, PA 15009

Contact

Phone: (724) 359-4369

Email: mitkoforpa@gmail.com

Website: http://www.mitkoforpa.com/

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Robert Matzie – PA House 16

Robert Matzie for PA House 16

 

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Phone: (724) 266-7774

Email: rmatzie@verizon.net

Website: http://www.pahouse.com/Matzie

James Lamb III – PA House 18

James Lamb III for PA House 18

 

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Jake Wheatley – PA House 19

Jake Wheatley for PA House 19

 

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Adam Ravenstahl – PA House 20

Adam Ravenstahl for PA House 20

Adam Ravenstahl is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 20th District which includes the North Side, Strip District, Polish Hill, and Lawrenceville neighborhoods of the city of Pittsburgh, as well as Avalon, Bellevue, West View and parts of Ross Township.

Ravenstahl graduated from North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, and then graduated from Robert Morris University with a degree in Business Management. After graduation he was employed as a Business Analyst for UMPC Health Plan, while participating in numerous community activities, and served as a Democratic Committee Member.

Adam Ravenstahl won a special election May 18, 2010 to become the state representative for the 20th Legislative District.

 

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Contact

Phone: (412) 407-7389

Email: voteadamravenstahl@gmail.com

Website: www.adamravenstahl.com

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Sara Innamorato- PA House 21

Sara Innamorato for PA House 21

My name is Sara Innamorato and I’m in the business of helping people and organizations who do good work, do more of it; first as the founder of Innamo Co., an agency for social good, and now as a candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative. By combining digital advocacy, community engagement, event planning, fundraising and public relations I’m ready to tackle big community challenges.

After completing a competitive leadership program with Apple, I left the corporate technology world to work for a nonprofit called GTECH Strategies. There I created community-centered communications at the intersection of community development and sustainability. Since founding Innamo Co, I have worked with Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Green Infrastructure Department to rethink community engagement; New Voice for Reproductive Justice to pass a City Council ordinance that calls for the federal repeal of the Hyde Amendment; and the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council to organize a dinner for 500 residents and policymakers (literally at a massive table in front of the City-County Building) to talk about food access in Pittsburgh.

Before announcing my candidacy and while in Coro Women in Leadership, I co-founded She Runs, which aims to encourage more women to run for public office. Like myself, ordinary folks from all over are standing up against the status quo and running for public office as part of a movement – a movement towards economic, social, racial, reproductive and environmental justice. I aim to build an intergenerational, interracial, interfaith movement across neighborhood lines that will transform Pennsylvania, starting right here.

 

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Mailing Address

12 Freeport St.
Etna, PA 15223

Contact

Email: info@saraforpa.com

Website: www.saraforpa.com

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Peter Schweyer – PA House 22

Peter Schweyer for PA House 22

 

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Dan Frankel – PA House 23

Dan Frankel for PA House 23

 

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Ed Gainey – PA House 24

Ed Gainey for PA House 24

 

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Website: edgainey.com

Brandon Markosek – PA House 25

Brandon Markosek for PA House 25

Brandon Markosek (D-Monroeville) has announced his candidacy for the 25th State House of Representatives seat in eastern Allegheny County.

Markosek served as a Community Outreach Representative for State Senator Jim Brewster. Markosek is also a member of the Monroeville Democratic Committee, Knights of Columbus, Friends of Monroeville Library, and the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce. He is also an active member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Monroeville.

Brandon has held positions at the State Capital in Harrisburg, as well as other positions involving government in the private and non-profit health care sectors.

Mr. Markosek has five main goals once elected. These include providing sufficient funding for senior citizen-based programs, confronting the opioid epidemic, ensuring greater public safety, securing increased funding for all levels of education, and bolstering the area’s economy to create jobs.  Brandon will carry on the Markosek legacy of responsive and efficient constituent services in his district office.

Mr. Markosek is a graduate of Duquesne University where he obtained Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and History. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He has also taken courses through Stanford University’s online program.

The 25th Legislative District includes Monroeville, Pitcairn, North Versailles, Wilmerding, East McKeesport, East Pittsburgh, Wall, and parts of Plum and Trafford.

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Pam Hacker – PA House 26

Pam Hacker for PA House 26

About Pam Hacker

  • Born and raised in Pottstown, Pa
  • 1977 Graduate of St Pius X High School
  • 1988 Graduate of the IBEW Local 380 Apprenticeship Program- Industrial & Commercial Construction Electrician

My husband, Steve and I have lived in the 26th District for 36 years. We have three children who are all graduates of the Owen J. Roberts School District. Our oldest son, Clay, graduated from the University of Montana. Craig graduated from Temple University. Our daughter, Rosalee, is a senior at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

pam hacker logoNavigating my way through my teens and early 20’s, I tried college three times but that just wasn’t for me. Through one of my various jobs (as a secretary for Electrical Engineering during the construction of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant) I learned that Local 380 was taking applications to their apprenticeship program. I am now in my 33rd year as a construction electrician. I have been both a job foreman and steward. My proudest accomplishments are that I was the first woman elected in my locals’ history to be elected to the Examining Board, then to the Executive Board(twice).

Now that Local 380 has been absorbed into Local 98 through merger, I am honored to be a member of IBEW Local 98N.

 

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Daniel Deasy – PA House 27

Daniel Deasy for PA House 27

 

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Emily Skopov – PA House 28

Emily Skopov for PA House 28

Emily Skopov: The candidate who will work with Harrisburg, not for Harrisburg.
The only special interests she will answer to are those of PA’s 28th district.

Emily moved to the Wexford community in 2010 with her husband Todd, their daughter Austen, and son Wyatt. Emily and her family were attracted to the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh by the quality of life and educational opportunities offered by the outstanding public schools. With her children enrolled in the North Allegheny school district, where they continue to thrive today, it did not take long to put down roots in such a welcoming area. Emily, Todd and their children, now students at Marshall Middle School and North Allegheny Intermediate High School, knew early on that this would be the family’s home for years to come. Along with their two cats, two dogs, (and yes, a snake!), they have enjoyed the incredible spectrum of activities and culture available to those fortunate enough to live or visit around the region.

Shortly after her arrival, Emily started a non-profit, No Crayon Left Behind, to simultaneously expand creative opportunities for under-served children and improve the environment by collecting gently used crayons from area restaurants that would have otherwise been thrown into landfills where they do not biodegrade. What started as a local charitable effort has now gone global as she receives crayons from restaurants, schools and other socially conscious individuals and organizations around the U.S. and distributes them not only to our neighbors in need, but to children and young adults overseas who have never had access to art supplies. To date, No Crayon Left Behind has taken what was once considered trash and delivered over a million of these crayons into the hands of people who can now experience the empowering impacts of self-expression and creativity.

Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Emily was a successful screenwriter and director in Los Angeles, and she has continued to work in the field and bring the entertainment industry home to the Pittsburgh area. Emily was born and raised in New York and attended Columbia University and the University of California Los Angeles for graduate school.

Now, Emily is expanding her efforts to serve the community by putting her boundless energy and passion for bipartisan collaboration into running for Pennsylvania’s 28th legislative district in 2018. She is committed to ensuring that the Commonwealth’s lower and middle-class families have the healthcare, education, and economic conditions in which to not only survive, but actually thrive. She would consider it an honor and a privilege to respectfully represent ALL people in the increasingly diverse region of Pennsylvania which she is proud to call home.

 

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Andrew Dixon – PA House 29

Andrew Dixon for PA House 29

Andrew Dixon is the Democratic candidate for the 29th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving Buckingham, Ivyland, Warminster, and Warwick.

Andrew grew up in and lives in Warminster, with his wife Anna and their son. He currently serves on the Centennial School Board and is a past chairperson of the Warminster Township Environmental Advisory Council (2016-2018).

He graduated from Archbishop Wood High School, attended Lafayette College and Temple University, works as an Organizer with the American Federation of Teachers in New Jersey, and teaches a course in Short Fiction at Rowan University in New Jersey.

 

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Mailing Address

414 Brandywine Court
Warminster PA 18974

Contact

Phone: 267-342-0328

Email: info@dixonforpa29.com

Website: http://www.dixonforpa29.com

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Betsy Monroe – PA House 30

Betsy Monroe for PA House 30

Betsy Monroe is an experienced professional who has worked in the Pittsburgh healthcare industry for more than ten years. She works every day to make health insurance more affordable for over a hundred thousand older Pennsylvanians.

Betsy is also a married mother of three teenagers, two in the local public school district and one a recent grad. Service to her community has always been a big part of Betsy’s life, including serving as PTO treasurer for her children’s schools for five years, leading a Girl Scout troop and volunteering for trail maintenance. More recently she served for five years as Assistant Scoutmaster with the local Boy Scout troop.

Participating in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington was a turning point, inspiring her with a new degree of determination to stop politics as usual. She started with letters and phone calls to her representatives supporting issues including women’s health and fair redistricting, but couldn’t see enough impact from those efforts. So she decided to take bolder action.

betsy monroe logoIt’s time for the Republican’s hold on House District 30 to end. This district has been painted red for decades and it’s time to turn it blue. Betsy is the candidate to do so. Why? Because we need a representative who believes in democracy and in a government that serves the people, not just the majority party. Because our community deserves a representative who will fight to protect the health and wellbeing of our families rather than pandering to big business. And because we need a representative who understands that protecting women’s reproductive rights is ethical, lifesaving, and necessary.

We need Betsy Monroe to be our Representative.

 

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Contact

Phone: 412 230 6554

Email: Betsymonroe@gmail.com

Website: www.betsymonroe.com/

Perry Warren – PA House 31

Perry Warren for PA House 31

 

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Anthony DeLuca – PA House 32

Anthony DeLuca for PA House 32

 

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Frank Dermody – PA House 33

Frank Dermody for PA House 33

 

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Summer Lee – PA House 34

Summer Lee for PA House 34

 

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Austin Davis – PA House 35

Austin Davis for PA House 35

 

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Harry Readshaw – PA House 36

Harry Readshaw for PA House 36

 

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Suzanne Delahunt – PA House 37

Suzanne Delahunt for PA House 37

 

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Bill Kortz – PA House 38

Bill Kortz for PA House 38

 

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Robert Rhoderick – PA House 39

Robert Rhoderick for PA House 39

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 312
Elizabeth, PA 15037

Contact

Phone: (724) 554-5227

Email: rhoderick@comcast.net

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Sharon Guidi – PA House 40

Sharon Guidi for PA House 40

Sharon Guidi is an experienced educator, devoted parent, and active community volunteer. As a lifelong South Hills resident, Sharon raised two daughters in Peters Township with her late husband, Lew Guidi, the former All-American athlete and legendary wrestling coach. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been an educator in both public and parochial schools throughout the 40th District and is currently supervising student teachers at the University of Pittsburgh. Born in Pittsburgh, Sharon is the daughter of the late Patrick and Ann Ellis. Her father worked as an accountant for J&L Steel Corporation and her mother was a registered nursed who stayed home to raise their children. Sharon attended the former St. Luke’s Elementary School in Carnegie and graduated from Chartiers Valley High School. She learned to value education from her parents, who believed firmly that everyone should have the opportunity to attend college. Sharon is an active grassroots member in PT Citizens for Democracy and has campaigned, phone banked, and door-knocked for local and Congressional candidates and previously, for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. She has volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, and emergency foster care parent. As past president of the Stratford Manor Garden Club, Sharon worked with members to donate resources and volunteers to a variety of local charities. In her spare time, Sharon relaxes by gardening, watercolor painting, and reading. She and her family are also involved in an on-going project to restore her historical landmark home in Peters Township where she and her husband set up housekeeping 30 years ago. With a passion for exploring and implementing educational innovations, Sharon believes in the power of a good listener, a good team, a good book, and a good idea.

 

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Mailing Address

221 Old Oak Rd.
McMurray Pa 15317

Contact

Email: sharonmguidi@gmail.com

Website: sharon4pa.com

Michele Wherley – PA House 41

Michele Wherley for PA House 41

 

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Michele For PA 41
P.O. Box 6334
Lancaster, PA 17607

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Dan Miller for PA House 42

 

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Jennie Porter for PA House 43

 

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Michele Knoll – PA House 44

Michele Knoll for PA House 44

My name is Michele Knoll and my lifelong belief in our system of government of, by, and for the people and the settling of the dust after the 2016 election have informed my decision to seek the office of State Representative for the 44th Legislative District in Pennsylvania. Roles as student, wife, mother, teacher, employee, volunteer, and advocate have given me a broad perspective into the needs and issues effecting the quality of life for constituents in the district. Now is the time for me to give back to the country and society that have provided me with a good life and wonderful opportunities personally and professionally.

My priorities are: jobs, education, fiscal responsibility, health care, the environment and women’s role in government. As an educator in elementary schools, preschools and university level, as well as serving as School Board Director some 20 years ago, I understand the needs of students and educators and the concerns of parents from academics to health care issues. Experiences ranging from setting up gardens in the inner city with students and the community, to education for children with disabilities and preexisting conditions have given me a unique perspective on the underserved in our society. Advocating for families so that supports for both child and adult education will lead to future meaningful employment is critical for the future, and overall welfare of our region. Jobs in new developing technology and service industries must be identified in light of societal changes. As technological advances are replacing manufacturing and mill jobs, investment benefits not only our economy but the people of this district.

Fiscal responsibility and balancing the state budget need to be addressed, especially as they effect health care and the environment. The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid program provide crucial monies for the health of our children, our elderly, and our veterans. The hourly minimum wage of $7.25 qualifies a significant number of our residents for Medicaid. Our elderly in nursing homes rely on Medicaid once their funds are exhausted. Our Veterans must seek services outside the VA programs. Our children and adults with disabilities rely on Medicaid not only for medical services but for transportation and housing expenses which allow them to work and live independently.

I believe being well informed about environmental issues and concerned about changes in Washington and how they will effect states negatively is essential. We need to adequately fund and staff the Department of Environmental Protection in the State of Pennsylvania. The DEP is currently understaffed for the tasks they are expected to carry out. With 30% of their budget coming through block grants from the US EPA, the DEP could find itself totally unable to cope with the challenges to Pennsylvania’s clean air, water, and waste disposal infrastructure.

As the mother of three grown daughters, I have an appreciation and expectation that young women in our district also have similar diverse professional opportunities. Each of my daughters proudly contributes to society in the areas of Environmental Affairs in a multinational corporation, as the Lead Operations Manager for a mother to mother mentoring program, and the Computer Center Supervisor for a suburban library in Allegheny County. Special attention in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math is needed for us to ensure that young women continue to have access to opportunities in whatever fields they choose.

I am ready to tackle a host of issues, such as education, the environment, and veterans affairs. These are all issues that the current administration in Washington is in the process of dismantling with great prejudice. Being in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly will give me the ability to directly influence, for the good and welfare of the people, legislation that impacts Pennsylvania and the nation that is imbued with Democratic principles.

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Mailing Address

157 Toms Run Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Anita Astorino Kulik – PA House 45

Anita Astorino Kulik for PA House 45

 

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Friends of Anita Astorino Kulik
127 Lorish Road
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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Byron Timmins – PA House 46

Byron Timmins for PA House 46

Byron Timmins is running for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 46th District. Byron lives in Cecil Township, Washington County, with his wife, Astrid, and their son, Dane. As he has been out meeting people across the district, many people ask him WHY he would want to go into politics. They say he seems like a nice guy! Well, like many of you, Byron is frustrated with the lack of common sense in Harrisburg! He’s tired of politicians taking care of themselves and not us, their constituents. They are supposed to be public servants. Their job is to serve the public! But instead, they are serving big corporations, special interests, and themselves. We need to return this seat to the people of the 46th! When elected, Byron will represent ALL the people and communities of the 46th. He will be out in the district listening and available to the people. That is why, when elected, Byron will hold town halls in each of the municipalities in the district so people can have their voices heard!

Byron’s story is probably not that different than many of yours. His background is in retail. Byron was recruited out of Miami University by Kaufmann’s Department Stores into their buying program. Kaufmann’s was a real institution in our community and he was proud to work there. Unfortunately, after September 11th, the economy took a downturn. May Company, Kaufmann’s parent company, decided to close the buying office in Pittsburgh and 1200 people (our friends, our family, our neighbors) lost their jobs. Byron was one of them! He know what it feels like to be unemployed; the stress, the uncertainty! We saw it with Kaufmann’s, but we have also seen it with US Airways and with U.S. Steel. Most politicians have never experienced being unemployed. That’s why Byron will fight to keep jobs here and will fight to bring new jobs to the region as well!

>Byron’s passions are kids and education. That’s why he has been active in our community volunteering his time as a dek hockey coach in South Fayette and assistant coach in the Canon Mac Youth Baseball Association. He served as Treasurer of the Muse Elementary Parent Faculty Association and most recently as the Recording Secretary of the Canon-McMillan Parent Council. Byron has seen how Harrisburg not passing a budget on time effects school districts. That is why he supports NO BUDGET/NO PAY! If you’re not doing your job, you shouldn’t get paid! It’s common sense! We need to ensure fair school funding by reducing the reliance on property taxes. It hurts our seniors and discourage young people from home ownership.

We can do better. We must do better. And with your help, we WILL do better! Help Byron return common sense to Harrisburg! Please vote Byron Timmins in the Democratic Primary on May 15th. Thank you.

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Mailing Address

1019 Mayfair Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317

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Michael Wascovic for PA House 47

 

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Clark Mitchell – PA House 48

Clark Mitchell for PA House 48

Born and raised in Washington County, Clark Mitchell currently serves as an attorney at the law offices of Clark A. Mitchell.  He looks forward to fighting for the working class values of Washington County in his campaign for the 48th Legislative District.

The Special Election will be held on May 15th.

Clark grew up a sportsman; hunting and fishing the beautiful countryside of southwestern Pennsylvania with his father.  He believes in our constitutional right to bear arms and looks forward to defending our sacred traditions in Harrisburg, which have been passed down for generations in southwestern Pennsylvania.

A graduate of the Trinity Area School District, Clark knows our public schools must be fairly funded for all persons, regardless of zip code across the state.  Additionally, he is an ardent supporter of funding technical training programs to support local jobs.


Clark knows Western Pennsylvania’s natural resources are critical to a successful economy and looks forward to stimulating economic growth through proper extraction of our community’s job stimulating resources.

>Clark understands the battle to fight our community’s opioid crisis starts with proper education and strong coordination with our local law enforcement to crack down on distribution and sale.

 

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Mailing Address

17 South College Street
Washington, Pennsylvania

Contact

Phone: (724) 229-9500

Email: mitchell4staterep@gmail.com

Website: https://www.voteclarkmitchell.com/

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Steve Toprani for PA House 49

 

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Pam Snyder for PA House 50

 

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Tim Mahoney for PA House 51

 

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Ethan Keedy – PA House 52

Ethan Keedy for PA House 52

Ethan Keedy joined the Connellsville Lions Club, where he is still a proud member to this day. While in college he continued his volunteer efforts even as he ran his business. He participated in numerous “Clean ups” across the city, and through his business, found ways to give back. This volunteer spirit began at age 14. As a young man, he volunteered, along with his father, at a local nursing home. The residents loved his youthfulness and the excitement he brought to the activities. This volunteer effort continued as he turned his attention to improving the local city park.

At the age of 16, Ethan coordinated a local “walk” which raised money for Connellsville’s East Park. This walk raised $1,100.00, which was used to update the concession stand and to make other necessary improvements. Ethan also joined the Fayette County Cultural Trust shortly after this. He wanted to be a voice for Fayette County about helping to find a way to bring more arts and cultural to the area.

At the age of 18, Ethan graduated from Connellsville High School with more than 3,000 volunteer hours. He won the Trib Total Media outstanding Young Citizens award, the first ever Challenge Program Student of the Year award, the Connellsville Chamber Community Service individual award, and various other community awards.

Ethan was proud to be featured in a series called “People Who Inspire.” This came about through his work involving speaking to students about the effects that suicide, drug abuse, and bullying has on them and their families. This was Ethan’s passion because he experienced losing his father to the drug epidemic and suicide. Ethan continues to serve his community as a member of the Connellsville City Council, where he is the Director of Accounts and Finance.

 

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Steve Malagari – PA House 53

Steve Malagari for PA House 53

Steve Malagari grew up in Lansdale, where he currently lives with his wife Rachel and is in his second term on Lansdale Borough Council. He is a graduate of Ursinus College and North Penn High School. Throughout his two terms on council, Steve has served as council vice president, and on the Administration and Finance, Electric, Code Enforcement, Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, and Public Works committees. Malagari currently chairs the Public Works committee. He also serves on the Library and Economic Development committees and is the Council’s representative to the Planning Commission. Since 2013, Steve has served on the Montgomery County Transportation Authority.

Steve is a sales professional who enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering, and attending the various events and activities across the Indian Valley, Hatfield, and Lansdale.

 

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Mailing Address

Friends of Steve Malagari
PO Box 1712
Lansdale, PA 19446

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Jonathan McCabe for PA House 54

 

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Joe Petrarca – PA House 55

Joe Petrarca for PA House 55

 

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Douglas Hunt for PA House 56

 

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Website: https://dougforpa.com/

Collin Warren – PA House 57

Collin Warren for PA House 57

 

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Mary Popovich – PA House 58

Mary Popovich for PA House 58

Mary Popovich is seeking the 58th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She is currently serving her third term as Mayor of the Borough of West Newton, the first women to hold this office. Prior to her election as Mayor, she served as a member of borough council for three years. As your State Representative, Mary will encourage civic participation because the voice of the people should be heard in Harrisburg. She believes in open records, so constituents can better understand how the actions of their elected officials are affecting their daily lives. She encourages accountability of officials that work for you, so the people of our district do not have to endure hardships when the state budget is not passed by the deadline.

Mary is dedicated to fighting for proper funding appropriations to maintain sustainability for our increasingly fractured communities and crumbling infrastructure. She looks forward to continuing her life-long dedication to education, and lifting up the working class and under-privileged families of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Her legislative goals include job creation, eliminating blight through programs that support local government to accomplish this task, addressing drug addiction problems affecting families and communities through education and task force programs, and providing support for programs to enhance our Fire, Police, and Emergency Management Agencies to keep our communities safe.

 

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Mailing Address

119 N. 3rd Street
West Newton, PA 15089

Contact

Phone: 724-972-3779

Email: vote4popovich@gmail.com

Website: http://www.vote4popovich.com/

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Clare Dooley – PA House 59

Clare Dooley for PA House 59

clare dooley logoClare Dooley is a healthcare worker, a small business owner, a former lawyer and a veteran. She has lived in Unity Township since 2010, and is an active member of the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee as well as a co-founder of the local grassroots group Voice of Westmoreland.
Clare is running for the PA General Assembly because she believes that we deserve better. We deserve better and more affordable healthcare, clean air and water, renewable energy, and quality public education. Our young people deserve to prepare for their careers without starting life with a mountain of debt. Our seniors deserve a safe and secure retirement.
We deserve better than a government that is run for the benefit of big corporations and the 1% of the richest people.
We all deserve a government that works for us.

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Mailing Address

Friends of Clare Dooley
P.O. Box 591
Greensburg, PA 15601

Contact

Phone: 724-572-7099

Email: info@dooleyforPA59.com

Website: http://www.dooleyforpa59.com/

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Liz Hanbidge – PA House 61

Liz Hanbidge for PA House 61

Meet Liz Hanbidge.
Lawyer by day. Advocate for life.

As a business owner and child advocate, Liz Hanbidge is a proven fighter for families and children. Shortly after law school, she left corporate law to start her own practice in Montgomery County serving families, small businesses and non-profits, and began devoting significant pro bono time to fighting for families and children in our community. Liz spends a majority of her professional time to being a child advocate and court appointed guardian for children in the Montgomery County working with the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project (MCAP). She works with police, the Office of Children and Youth, parents, as well as judges and lawyers to help protect families and children.

liz hanbidge logoLiz is running for State Representative because she believes that now, more than ever, the 61st district needs a new voice in Harrisburg. For too long, politicians in Harrisburg have ignored their constituents, and Liz has spent her career working with the families and children most harmed by Harrisburg’s apathy. She’s running because someone needs to be their voice in Harrisburg.

Liz wants to advocate for the residents of the 61st the same way she’s been the advocate for the children in this district.

“I’ve seen what happens when politicians are focused only on preserving their jobs and protecting special interests, when they’re deaf to constituents’ needs. Our communities deserve an advocate. I’ve spent my entire career fighting to help families and children in our area. I’m running for office to focus on what is important and to make our district a better place to live and raise a family and I want to be your voice in Harrisburg.”

Liz’s family moved to Blue Bell in 2001 while she attended the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate degree, and she has completed Masters degrees from Harvard and Oxford Universities focusing on child psychology. Thereafter she attended law school at the University of Wisconsin. She lives on a farm near Montgomery County Community College, and spends her early mornings before work doing barn chores. She has two rescue dogs and two horses.

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Logan Dellafiora – PA House 62

Logan Dellafiora for PA House 62

Born and raised in Graceton, Logan Dellafiora is a third-generation Indiana County resident. The son of Tony and Carol, Logan’s family has a long history of blue collar work and union support. Tony is a Traffic Specialist working at PennDot, while Carol is in the health field working for Indiana Regional Medical Center. Both grandfathers, George “Sheriff” Terlion and Anthony “Sheriff” Dellafiora, were members of the United Mine Workers of America until the time of their deaths. Grandmothers, LaRue Terlion and Bertha Dellafiora, were stay-at-home mothers to care for their children, both families having four. Logan also has one sister, Tory, who currently attends Florida State University in pursuit of her Masters Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education.

Logan was born on July 30th, 1997 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. He lived the childhood that every boy could dream of. Logan was involved in sports from a young age, playing baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and golf. He played baseball and golf while at Homer-Center High School. At most points of his childhood, you could expect to find Logan outside. Living in one half of the “Twin Cities”, the other being Coral, there were no shortage of friends for Logan to interact with close by. His group of friends would ride bikes, play sports, build forts in the woods, and even had a stretch of time where their chosen activity was cutting down trees with a hatchet that his sister had found on a telephone pole.

Through these experiences, Logan truly realized what it meant to grow up in a small town and a community that truly cares about you. It was the type of childhood where the older people of town would offer the youth a drink and a few words when they would see them playing outside. At the time, Logan assumed that is just what older people did. Now, in the time of the opioid epidemic and other tumultuous times for children and adolescents, he realizes that the older people of Coral and Graceton were truly looking out for the children, glad to see them staying out of trouble.  Click here to find out more….

 

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Mailing Address

28 First Street
Graceton, PA 15748

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John Kluck – PA House 64

John Kluck for PA House 64

My name is John Kluck. I have been an educator in the Oil City School District for 23 years. In addition to my teaching duties, I also serve as the Lead Teacher at Seventh Street Elementary School. I am running as a write candidate in for Pennsylvania State Representative of the 64th District. The 64th District Voters need a choice in this election, a choice between business as usual in Harrisburg or change – that’s why I’m running.

john kluck logoThe citizens of Pennsylvania are priority one, not special interest groups or political donors. As a political outsider, I promise to serve Pennsylvania by learning from the successes and failures of Harrisburg to vote my conscience for the good of our Commonwealth, especially the citizens of the 64th District.

 

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Contact

Phone: 814-657-3108

Email: johnkluckforstaterep@gmail.com

Website: http://www.kluckforstaterep.com/

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Kerith Strano Taylor – PA House 66

Kerith Strano Taylor for PA House 66

Kerith Strano Taylor believes it’s time to get people back to work. Everyday men and women work hard to make ends meet, but still struggle to put food on the table. For too long, moneyed interests have dominated the Congressional agenda, causing millions of dollars of waste, crippling economic growth, and missing valuable opportunities. Government must once again be a conduit for stable job growth – it must work to boost the pocketbooks of the people. To do so, we must get everyone back to work and focus on building productive collaboration on the local, regional, state, and national levels. Kerith Strano Taylor will focus on the one thing that matters – you.kerith strano taylor logo

 

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Mailing Address

340 Main Street
Brookville PA 15825

Contact

Phone: (814) 446-0482

Email: Phallacher@gmail.com

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Carrie Heath – PA House 68

Carrie Heath for PA House 68

About Carrie Heath

Carrie Heath is a Democratic candidate for State Representative of Pennsylvania’s 68th District. Heath is a 7th generation Tioga County resident, raised on a family farm in Delmar Township. She is founding member and past president of Tioga County Indivisible. Heath attended University of Southern California and holds a Master’s Degree from Mansfield University. She is employed by the Wellsboro Area School District.

Carrie Heath On The Issues

Carrie Heath’s platform includes supporting family farms, veterans’ issues, and the responsible use of natural resources. Heath is also dedicated to continuing the 68th District’s tradition of listening to and assisting constituents with both large and small concerns. She also strives to rebuild infrastructure in order to provide and sustain good jobs. To that end, she plans to create a local career and technical education center to give kids the skills they need to get good paying jobs without going into debt for a college degree. Finally, Heath will work to attract more mental health professionals to the area to better serve the needs of children, veterans, and the elderly.

Carrie Heath In Her Own Words

“My goal is to rebuild a sense of commonwealth in our communities. With an eye toward local history, and a clear vision of the future, we can take small steps right now to heal and grow.”

“With any decision that comes before me, this is the measure that I will use to guide me: Does it build community? Will it benefit the people of the 68th district now, tomorrow, and fifty years from now?”

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Mailing Address

11 Sherwood Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901

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Jeff Cole – PA House 69

Jeff Cole for PA House 69

 

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Mailing Address

PO Box 886
Somerset, PA 15501

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Matthew Bradford – PA House 70

Matthew Bradford for PA House 70

 

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Bryan Barbin – PA House 71

Bryan Barbin for PA House 71

 

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Frank Burns – PA House 72

Frank Burns for PA House 72

 

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Dan Williams – PA House 74

Dan Williams for PA House 74

Summary of Qualifications
• Senior Pastor for over 28 years of The New Life in Christ Fellowship
• Relocated Fire Victims and subsidized housing
• First African American to serve on the Board of Trustees at the Biblical Theological Seminary
• Currently serving as the Board of the National Men’s Mighty Men of Valor
• Experience in managing Non Profits, helped churches to establish 501c3 status through the Center of Urban Resources
• Lead Neighborhood Clean up (Ash Park)
• Licensed and Ordained Minister of the Gospel
• International teaching and preaching experience included Ghana, Haiti, France, Israel
• Experienced Executive Board Membership includes Good Works, Mighty Men of Valor, LTM (Life Transforming Ministries)
• Taught various classes on Urban Ministry, Missional Theology, and Counseling
• Accomplished Bassist, having performed with a variety of sacred and secular artists, including Clark Terry, Charles Walker, Sister Sledge, Ronnie Dyson, Natalie Cole, Marion Williams, Broderick Rice and a host of others. Also performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, Philadelphia Academy of Music and the Grand Ole Opera House
• Areas of Expertise include: Missional Theology in the Urban Context, Curriculum Development, Administration, Teaching, Key Note Speaker

Education
• Biblical Theological Seminary Hatfield, PA DMin (Doctor of Ministry)
• Biblical Theological Seminary Hatfield, PA MDiv (Master of Divinity)
• Geneva College, Beaver Falls PA Bachelor Of Science, Urban Ministry and Leadership Emphasis

Ministry/Professional Experience
-Director of Urban Programs, and Adjunct Professor, Practical Theology
Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
-Classroom Instruction includes: Christian World History 1 and II, Homiletics, Community and Mission
• Director of Urban Programs
• Board of Trustees Member
• Assistant Professor
• Classes made of diverse cultures
• Managed curriculum and learning strategies for classes
Senior Pastor
New Life In Christ Fellowship, Coatesville PA
Preaching/ Ministry
• Senior Pastor over 28 years
• Counseled church members, assisted in conflict/resolution, marriage counseling and baptisms
• Provide leadership in preaching, teaching, counseling, ministry development, training, property acquisition, discipleship
• Led the church in its move to present location and utilization of church properties to include, barbershop, educational center for children and temporary housing for displaced families
• Initiated summer reading program for neighborhood and partnered with St. Mary’s Catholic Church and secured $30,000 grant
Teaching/ Education
• Taught faith based classes and set up youth education programs
• Managed teaching staff for biblical studies
• Coordinated with higher education and local education classes on education programs, which helped youth in urban areas to plan and succeed in college

Speaking/Teaching Events at Conferences and Seminars
Guest Lecturer on Black Presence in the bible, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Taught Black Presence in the Bible at Port Au- Prince, Haiti – With Life Transforming Ministries of Chester County, PA
Speaker on the Initiative against human trafficking and the new abolition against slavery
Jazz Performances Include: “Requiem for Brother Martin” musical tribute to Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., that included artist such as Clark Terry and Charles Walker-Carnegie Hall, NY

Publications
“Doctor of Ministry Dissertation Topic: Towards Missio Dei: Identifying the challenges to missional engagement among the members of New Life in Christ Fellowship.” (2010)

 

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Mailing Address

PO Box 72162
Thorndale, PA 19372

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Mike Hanna for PA House 76

 

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Scott Conklin – PA House 77

Scott Conklin for PA House 77

Rep. H. Scott Conklin (D-Centre) is a member of the Pa. House of Representatives since 2006. He is a Rush Township resident and has been married to his wife, Terri, since 1984. They have one son, Spencer, who was born in 1987.

In the state House, he serves as the Democratic Chairman of the House Children and Youth Committee. He also serves on the House Democratic Policy Committee, and is a member of the Alternative Energy, Early Childhood Education and Veterans caucuses as well as several others.

Before being elected to the state House in 2006, Conklin served as Centre County Commissioner for seven years. During his tenure as commissioner, he served as board chairman and chairman of the Salary Board, Retirement Board, Employee Benefits Trust, and Board of Assessment. Other county boards Conklin served on included Elections, Emergency Communications, Criminal Justice Advisory, Prison, SuperFund Amendments Reauthorization Act of 1986-Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Finance Committee.

Conklin’s community involvement stems from his positions on various community boards and within organizations including the Bellefonte/Intervalley Chamber, Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, Centre Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, C-Net and the United Way. He is a member of the Elks, the Pomona Grange, and the Mosquito Creek and Three Points Sportsmen’s clubs. He also is a past member of the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania.

Conklin is a member of the United Methodist Church. He and Terri are the owners of Conklin’s Corner Antique Mall in Philipsburg.

 

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Deb Baughman – PA House 78

Deb Baughman for PA House 78

Deb Baughman was raised outside of Boston and relocated to Pennsylvania in 1985. She moved to the 78th district five years ago after retiring from her 25-year career as a teacher in the Cornwall- Lebanon School District. She graduated from Lesley College in Boston with a degree in education and holds a master’s degree in education from Wilkes University. She lives with her husband in Saxton, which is John’s home area. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Deb serves on the executive committee of the Bedford County Democratic Committee, is an appointed Liberty Township Democratic Committee Person, and is a member of the Helen B. Hughes Federation of Democratic Women. She is actively involved with the Rural Caucus of the PA State Democratic
Committee and is a passionate advocate and leader for rural issues and working families. She is a founding member of Fair Districts Bedford County which seeks non-partisan redistricting reform. Deb is an active member of PSEA-Retired, the Indivisible Upstanders of Bedford County, and a member of the Saxton Sportsmen Association. She enjoys outdoor pursuits in her free time- especially hunting, fishing and boating on Raystown Lake.

Deb is running as a Democrat for state representative because there are too many Pennsylvanians left behind. She is running to make a difference for working families- the people with mud on their boots- and wants to focus on issues that REALLY improve lives: investments in workers, families, schools, and communities.

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Mailing Address

PO Box 193
Saxton, PA 16678

Contact

Phone: 814-977-9724

Email: deb4pa@gmail.com

Website: https://www.deb4pa.com

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Laura Burke – PA House 80

Laura Burke for PA House 80

I am a candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative in the 80th District which covers all of Blair County except the City of Altoona and Logan Township.

I am running for office because I believe that the status quo is not working for Blair County.  Our lawmakers are not looking out for our best interests.  This community deserves more.  We deserve someone who understands our challenges and will fight for solutions that work for us.  I will work hard to make sure that ALL citizens of the 80th District have their voices heard in Harrisburg.

Connection to Community

  • Blair County resident for 12 years

  •  WISE Women of Blair County board member

  •  Penn Mont Academy board member

  •  Hollidaysburg Area YMCA past board member and volunteer

  • Supporter of Rails to Trails, Family Services Inc., the Hollidaysburg Area Library, the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership, and other local organizations.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney and Advocate for victims of domestic abuse

  • Attorney for local doctors and community hospitals

  • Law Clerk for the Blair County Court of Common Pleas

  • Member of the Pennsylvania and Blair County Bar Associations

Family and Education

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Rick Rogers – PA House 81

Rick Rogers for PA House 81

Rick Rogers is a Huntingdon County Native. After graduating from Captain Jack High School in 1965, enlisted in the United States Navy. Served one tour in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967. After completing enlistment obligation in the U.S. Navy, returned to Pennsylvania and attended Lock Haven University then transferred to Penn State University. Received B.S. Degree in Community Development from Penn State University. Also attended University of Boston –Masters Educational Psychology Program and Penn State University – Masters Vocational Education Program.
Rejoined the military as a Commission Officer, and was commissioned 2Lt in the US Army Medical Service Corps in 1974. While serving, completed Basic Officer Course, Advanced Officer Course, Command General Staff Course, and Security and Officer Personnel Course. As an Army officer, served four years in Europe (Germany) as well as stationed in Illinois, Spain, New Mexico, and Georgia. Retired from the Army as a Major in 1993 as a 27-year military veteran.
It is very important that we all give back and get involved in our community. Currently am a community advocate, a part-time substitute instructor at Huntingdon Career and Technology Center, a transport driver for disabled veterans, a member of the local Blue Print Community, Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan Committee, Mt. Union VFW, and Mt. Union American Legion. In 2016, ran strong race for State Representative here in the 81st District.

 

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Website: https://www.rickjrogers.com/

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Robert Cunningham for PA House 82

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Airnezeer Page-Delahaye for PA House 83

 

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Linda Kay Sosniak – PA House 84

Linda Kay Sosniak for PA House 84

Linda Sosniak, a Democratic member of the Picture Rocks Borough Council, is running for the Pennsylvania 84th Legislative District.

Running against an entrenched party-politician will not be easy, but as the daughter of a seamstress and a truck driver, she knows the value of working hard to get the job done.

Linda graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with an Associate’s degree in Accounting and Business Management, and then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the University of Phoenix.

She retired after 28 years of service with the United States Postal Service, serving as Postmaster for Linden, Milton, and State College, PA; Hilton Head Island, SC; Savannah, GA; and finally for Scranton, PA. During her career with the USPS she earned numerous awards and graduated from the USPS Advanced Leadership Academy.

In 2018 the citizens of the 84th will have an opportunity to vote for a candidate who is willing to do the hard work of finding common ground with other districts and begin to solve our state budget woes. Linda believes that we must expand our approach to job growth and push harder for our fair share of infrastructure repairs.

Our farmers and ranchers need access to more and new competitive markets. Our Union workers need to know that we respect their right to organize to protect their safety and receive a fair wage for their work. Our small and midsized manufacturing businesses need more cooperation from state agencies, especially in bridging the gaps so that they can remain competitive as new technology changes older business models.

International and national oil and gas companies must be held accountable for what they do to our environment and be required to pay more to help us protect our drinking water, keep our roads safe, and maintain our bridges.

linda sosniak logoAs your state representative, Linda will work diligently to improve the social, economic, and environmental programs her constituents rely on. The 84th encompasses the majority of Lycoming County and a corner of Union County. Townships and boroughs on the east side, west side, and north-central part of the district all need a new voice advocating for them, their families, and their livelihoods.

Linda is running to stand up to the political managers and “party first” politicians who run the state legislature, to push past the roadblocks that keep progressive economic legislation held up in committees, to find cooperative solutions to common problems, and to fight for the everyday needs of families.

Linda was born in the Hughesville area and raised her family of three children there: Michael, Charles, and Nicole. She has been active in the local community helping to develop and raise the funds for the Little Spartan Wrestling Program and the East Lycoming Pop Warner Football Program .

Linda lives in Picture Rocks with her husband Johnny and their two dogs, Fanci and Reases. Johnny is retired with 24 years of active service in the United States Army.

Her campaign will be a bi-partisan effort to bring people together. Politics has changed in Pennsylvania, as it has in our nation. Linda’s candidacy is part of the movement to elect the right people to represent you, versus candidates who only do as their party says. Join Linda Sosniak in her efforts to become a new voice representing you in the 84th.

 

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Mailing Address

65 Nunn LN
Hughesville, PA 17737-8603

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Jenn Rager-Kay – PA House 85

Jenn Rager-Kay for PA House 85

As a native of rural Pennsylvania, my commitment to faith, family and future echo many in this district.  Being a coal miner’s daughter, I can appreciate concerns for loosing such a vital resource of jobs and energy.  With my father having served in The United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and myself being a member of both the VFW Auxiliary and Marine Corp League Auxiliary, I have a tremendous amount of respect for our veteran’s and care strongly about their treatment.

jenn rager-kay logoSince moving back to Pennsylvania after completing my medical training, I have been actively involved in creating change in my community.  The mother of a 4-year-old son, I am truly invested and committed to the growth and sustainability of our region.  And it is my duty as a physician to bring awareness to the health and welfare of those living here.  It is these two issues for which I have chosen as the focus for my campaign platform.

My ideas for community and state economic growth and how it relates to ensuring the personal and environmental well-being of residents further supports my emphasis of putting people first.  This campaign is not about me and it is not about conforming to typical partisan politics.  I am running for office to serve as a voice for the people of my district and to fight for what is right, not what is expected.

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Karen Anderson – PA House 86

Karen Anderson for PA House 86

 

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Email: RUNNINGKAREN@GMAIL.COM

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Sean Quinlan – PA House 87

Sean Quinlan for PA House 87

Sean Quinlan is an attorney practicing criminal defense and bankruptcy law in central PA. He resides in Camp Hill, with his wife Marsha and their two sons.

Sean grew up in rural Mt. Cobb, just outside Scranton Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County, PA. He is the son of a first grade teacher and a social worker. Both of Sean’s grandfathers were active in politics and community organizing. His maternal grandfather was a union organizer, and his paternal grandfather was active in the Democratic party in Scranton. They instilled in Sean at an early age the need for a civic engagement and the importance of working together to achieve our shared goals.

Sean has demonstrated a commitment to serving his community. In addition to coaching his sons’ athletic teams, Sean served on the Board of Directors for the Fredricksen Public Library and the Camp Hill Lion Foundation.

 

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Jean Foschi – PA House 88

Jean Foschi for PA House 88

My name is Jean Foschi and I am a proud Penn State alumna and an Upper Allen resident since 2002. My political aspirations formed from my born desire to solve problems and help others. Putting my political science degree to work early here, I entered public service in 2005 when I applied for a volunteer position on the Upper Allen Zoning Board. Eleven years later, and following a career in the private sector, I serve as chair of the board, overseeing the matters of public and private land use and stewardship in our community.

I’m now seeking your vote to further serve our 88th Legislative District. I grew up in the small Pennsylvania town of DuBois, northwest of State College. The daughter of a Penn State professor dad and an education-minded mom, I was raised with a love of learning and a curiosity about the world. I attended Catholic school growing up, where I received great academic instruction and an equally important life lesson: we must always care for one another.

After graduating from Penn State, I worked hard managing a restaurant before pursuing a career as a paralegal. This work turned out to be the work I loved: It was full of challenges, learning opportunities, new people and the privilege to help learn their needs and help them in all sorts of matters. Handling other casework related to banking, real estate and governance gave me firsthand knowledge and experience in an increasingly publicly and privately interconnected world. I gained a great appreciation for patience, trustworthiness, accuracy, expertise, and a deep respect for the rule of law.

I moved to the 88th Legislative District in 1999 with my husband, Anthony, and to Upper Allen Township in 2002, where we’ve raised our two sons, Leo and John. This region is my home, and I love living here. Now that the opportunity to give back has presented itself, I cannot say no.

If elected, I aim to bring excellent constituent service to all residents of the 88th and to put people back in charge over Harrisburg special interests.

 

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Email: jeanfoschi88th@gmail.com

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Marty Qually – PA House 91

Marty Qually for PA House 91

Marty Qually has served as Adams County Commissioner since 2012.  Prior to serving as a County Commissioner, Mr. Qually served as an appointed County Auditor and as an elected Gettysburg Borough Councilperson.  Commissioner Qually is primarily focused on three areas, 1. Improving county finances and efficiency, 2. Making Adams County a place that preserves its quality of life and encourages economic development through effective planning, and 3. Is committed to being accessible and accountable to the public.

Marty’s commitment to providing better services at reduced costs is evidenced by his work to end expensive county office space leases in favor of a new Human Services Building.  This new building has greatly enhanced service to the public and will reduce the annual costs to tax payers for years to come.  He currently leads the County’s Capital Improvements Team and is working to create a long term office space needs assessment and a capital improvements plan.  These efforts will better outline the County’s long term needs and create a path to achieving these goals.

Marty Qually supports a balance between economic growth and our need for a high residential quality of life.  By serving as liaison to the Adams County Planning Commission and as a board member of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, Mr. Qually is able to influence decision making in an effort to place appropriate development in areas which do not affect the environmental or historic beauty of our communities.

Lastly, Commissioner Qually is dedicated to open government.  He has championed for and continues to organize evening community forum throughout the county.  These forum ensure that important local issues are addressed and public input is obtained from residents.  He also maintains an open door policy and freely encourages the public to call him both at the office and on his personal phone.

Commissioner Qually received all of his education in this area attending Saint Francis Xavier School, Delone Catholic High School and Mount Saint Mary’s University. Marty Qually is a long time resident of Adams County and resides in Gettysburg with his wife Elizabeth Meighan and their four children Nick, Kate, Lucien, and Sam.

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Shanna Danielson – PA House 92

Shanna Danielson for PA House 92

My name is Shanna Danielson and I’ve spent most of my life in small Pennsylvania towns. I grew up in Jim Thorpe, PA, before my father’s promotion took us to the Finger Lakes region of New York. After high school, I returned to PA to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Mansfield University (class of 2008).

I found my first teaching job in the Cameron County School District, where I taught elementary band and general music for seven years. I found my husband Eric, earned my masters degree in Educational Leadership from Edinboro University, bought my first house, and had my son!

We moved to south central PA when my husband found his dream job, and we’ve loved our time here. I was fortunate to spend the first few months of our new adventure at home with my son. But, like many Millennial Moms, I couldn’t stay still for long. I started working for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association in January of 2017, as the Director of Education and Events.

My interest in politics has been building for many years. My first real desire to some day run for office came shortly after Governor Corbett paved the way for huge cuts to education funding in Pennsylvania. As a teacher and active member of my LEA, I saw first hand who suffered when those cuts took place- the kids.

Not long after that, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary fundamentally changed who I was as a teacher, but also as a person. I have become active with the local chapter of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, taking on the role of Legislative Lead for our local group.

When I’m not thinking about how I can change the world, I’m enjoying time at home (or out and about the capitol region!) with my husband Eric, my son Elliott, and our four cats- Frank Meownatra, Bing Clawsby, Purrl Ives, and Bernie Sanpurrs.

 

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Meggan O’Rourke – PA House 93

Meggan O'Rourke for PA House 93

Meggan O’Rourke works as a consultant helping small businesses find their way and prosper. She has learned that by innovating, building efficiencies, and with some old fashioned hard work the American dream can thrive. Her most recent development work has helped small businesses expand their footprint across Pennsylvania.

After attending Fordham University, she moved to Washington DC where she worked in Hospitality and Business Development. It is from this background that Meggan understands what is missing in government: an emphasis on the people we serve. She learned that putting the customers’ needs first, and truly getting to know them, leads to a better experience. She will take that approach and hospitality to Harrisburg. Bringing back civility and the people’s voice.

Growing up in a Navy family she learned from her father: a Navy Officer, and mother: who worked to develop programs supporting military families, that putting in hard work in the name of others is a life well lived.

In 2006 she met her best friend and future husband Nick. Together they moved from DC and one snowy day fell in love with Seven Valleys. They have been raising their kids, Fiona and Beaux there ever since. Choosing to live in this community so their kids could attend amazing schools, enjoy beautiful landscapes, and form life-long friendships.

 

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Mailing Address

766 Countryside Rd.
Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Contact

Phone: 202-277-8032

Email: Megganpa93@gmail.com

Website: http://www.meggan.solutions/

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Steve Snell for PA House 94

 

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Carol Hill-Evans – PA House 95

Carol Hill-Evans for PA House 95

 

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Mike Sturla – PA House 96

Mike Sturla for PA House 96

 

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Dana Hamp Gulick – PA House 97

Dana Hamp Gulick for PA House 97

Dana Hamp Gulick has deep roots in Warwick and Manheim Townships that make up the 97th House District. She grew up in Manheim Township in the Grandview Heights neighborhood, attending K-12 in Manheim Township School District. She earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, one in German Language and Literature and one in Communications and Rhetoric.

Dana later purchased her grandmother’s home on South Locust Street in Lititz when her grandmother moved into Brethren Village. Dana’s great-grandfather built the home in the early 1900’s after he moved from a family farm in Rothsville. Dana’s grandmother raised her father and aunt in this home. Dana currently lives in Manheim Township with her parents and her 13-year-old daughter.

Dana has spent a career in business focusing on advertising, branding, and marketing, having worked at both Armstrong World Industries and Stoner Bunting Advertising. She has experience supervising staff, planning major events and managing large and complex budgets. She is a resourceful problem solver and project manager who is adept at translating ideas into reality.

Dana has served her community through a variety of volunteer roles. She coached three seasons of Girls on the Run at Landis Run Intermediate School. She is an active member of the Manheim Township Democrats and Lancaster County Democratic Committee and has co-chaired the Women’s Empowerment Team. She recently joined the Social Justice Committee at the Lancaster YWCA and is a member of Lancaster Race Conscious Families.

Dana speaks with conviction and represents the principles and expectations of our diverse community. She is looking forward to continuing to serve her community and would be honored to fight for working families on behalf of PA 97th’s legislative district.

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. BOX 5425
LANCASTER PA 17606-5425

Contact

Website: https://www.dana4pa97.com/

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Mary Auker-Endres – PA House 98

Mary Auker-Endres for PA House 98

About Mary Auker-Endres

Mary Auker-Endres grew up in Manheim, PA. She attended Lebanon Valley College where she met her husband and received a BA in Philosophy and Religion.

After college, Mary’s husband, John, joined the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and they moved first to a small town in Washington and then to a small town in Maine. During her husband’s service, Mary focused her energy on improving the lives of military families through her service in the Family Readiness Groups and with relief organizations.

When her husband’s military service ended, they moved back home and bought their first house in Elizabethtown where they are raising their four-year-old son, Jack. Since returning home, Mary has worked as a childbirth educator helping educate and smooth the transition for families as they grow through birth and adoption.

Mary is looking forward to continuing to serve her neighbors as she announces her candidacy for Pennsylvania’s State House in the 98th legislative district.

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Elizabeth Malarkey for PA House 99

 

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Cesar Liriano for PA House 101

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1308
Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact

Phone: (717) 383-7166

Email: Cesarlirianoforthe101@gmail.com

Website: http://www.cesarlirianoforthe101.com/

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Patty Kim – PA House 103

Patty Kim for PA House 103

 

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Patty Smith – PA House 104

Patty Smith for PA House 104

patty smith logoAbout Patty Smith

Patty Smith is a longtime resident of Dauphin County. Her family has owned and operated a local business since 1956. Patty has been married for more than 17 years to her husband Brad, an avid hunter and sportsman. She has worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors and has been a small business owner. She is a Certified Public Manager from Millersville University and has extensive experience managing multi-million-dollar government budgets.

Patty Smith On The Issues

Patty’s priorities include promoting sensible development, adequate infrastructure, smart land use, traffic solutions, and animal rescue. She works with Rock The Capital, fighting and exposing government corruption and waste on the state and local levels.

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Mailing Address

4218 Kirkwood Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17110

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Eric Epstein – PA House 105

Eric Epstein for PA House 105

About Eric Epstein

Eric is a Central Dauphin High School graduate and twice-elected member of the Central Dauphin School Board. He graduated from Willamette University in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and later received his teaching certificate from Millersville University. He was also received a masters degree in Humanities from Penn State University at Harrisburg in 1992.

For over 35 years, Eric has been an educator and community advocate. He taught adult education at Tri County OIC, as well as in correctional facilities throughout central Pennsylvania. As a visiting professor of Humanities at Penn State University Harrisburg, he co-authored a college-level history textbook, “The Dictionary of the Holocaust.”

Eric is a member of the American Nuclear Society, Central Dauphin High School Alumni, Chisuk Emuna Synagogue, Colonial Crest Association, Concord Coalition, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and United Sates Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Currently, Eric lives in Lower Paxton Township with three cats he adopted from PAWs. He is an active member of the local Jewish community and a proud family man.

Eric Epstein On The Issues

In 2005, after the legislature’s illegal pay raise, Eric co-founded the political watchdog group Rock the Capital (RTC). RTC has been providing political commentary and research on regional and statewide politics. Known for his even-handed, no-frills approach, Eric has been featured on numerous political talk shows, PCN and various radio shows. Pick up a copy of the Patriot News or the Paxton Herald and there is a good chance of finding his commentary in the Op-Ed section.

Environmentally conscious policy is a core part of Eric’s community service and legacy. Eric is a founding board member and chairman of the Sustainable Energy Fund, which promotes, researches, and invests in clean and renewable energy technologies. He is also currently president of EFMR Monitoring Group, Inc., a non-profit organization that routinely monitors local radiation levels. More notably, Eric has been Chairman and Spokesperson of Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA), a safe-energy organization, since 1984. Eric and TMIA have worked tirelessly to educate the masses on alternative energy and to hold energy companies like Exelon accountable for their policies. In addition, he has served as Chairman of Stray Winds Area Neighbors, a smart-growth organization based in Lower Paxton Township, since 2006.

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Mailing Address

4100 Hillsdale Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Contact

Phone: 717-635-8615

Email: eric@watchdogwithabite.com

Website: http://www.watchdogwithabite.com

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Jill Linta – PA House 106

Jill Linta for PA House 106

About Jill Linta

A self-proclaimed advocate, Jill Linta has been volunteering in the community for almost two decades. She is Chairwoman of the Gov. Pinchot Group of the Sierra Club. She serves as a legal observer and coordinator with the National Lawyers Guild of Central PA and has been a poll watcher in every presidential election since 2004. As a member of the NLG, she has observed white supremacist and anti-Muslim rallies in Harrisburg as well as the Inauguration Day protests in Washington D.C. Linta returned to Washington to march in the 2017 Women’s March and the People’s Climate Change march.

She is also a trained volunteer with the Dauphin County Animal Response Team, having assisted local pets and their owners affected by the 2011 flooding and dogs rescued from puppy mills. Linta was recently nominated and chosen to attend the Progressive Change Campaign Committee’s candidate training in Washington D.C. next month. Known as one of the most competitive training programs for candidates in the nation, jill linta logoLinta is especially excited to meet with the event’s keynote speaker, Bernie Sanders.

Jill Linta In Her Own Words

“Progressives believe society can be made better only when it’s better for everyone. I am honored to be recognized for my dedication to our community. As a friend and ally to people of all colors, ages, gender identities and religions, I vow to fight discrimination in any form and I vow to protect our environment for future generations. My purpose for running is to amplify the voices of the people.”

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Mailing Address

1748 Rosedale Avenue
Middletown, PA 17057

Contact

Phone: (717) 312-7858

Email: jilllintaforpa@gmail.com

Website: https://jilllintaforpa106.com/

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Sarah Donnelly – PA House 107

Sarah Donnelly for PA House 107

About Sarah Donnelly

Sarah was born and raised in Shamokin. She is the daughter of James (Corky) Donnelly, a truck driver, and Angela (Nellie) Slodysko Donnelly, an aide at Mountain View Manor. She attended Saint Edward’s Elementary School for grades 1-8 and graduated from the Shamokin Area High School in 1975. Sarah graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a B.S. in Accounting.

sarah donnelly logoAfter working for a year as an auditor for the State of Pennsylvania, Sarah moved to New Jersey where she found employment as the Business Manager at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University. Working at Rutgers for the next 26 years in several financial/administrative management positions, Sarah retired from her position as Associate Director for Administration at the University’s Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science in 2008.

Sarah moved to Elysburg in 2008 where she lives with her wife, Mary Schramm. She is currently employed part-time in the Accounting Office of the Bloomsburg University Foundation.

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Mailing Address

4939 State Route 54
Elysburg, PA 17824

Contact

Phone: 570-672-8671

Email: sarahdonnelly107@gmail.com

Website: http://donnellyforpa107.com/

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Ed Sanders – PA House 109

Ed Sanders for PA House 109

About Ed Sanders

Born and raised in Bloomsburg, Ed Sanders is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. He is a 2012 graduate of Central Columbia High School and is set to graduate from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in May where he studies Business Administration and Horticulture. Sanders is currently employed as the Assistant Athletic Director by the Central Columbia School District and is a part-time Installation Specialist for ThorneCare Landscape Solutions in Conygham, PA. He’s an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan.

Sanders is actively involved throughout the community where he serves on the Central Columbia Little League board of directors and is a member of American Legion Post 273. He has organized American Red Cross blood drives, local flood relief efforts, and has raised funds for pediatric cancer through multiple efforts. Sanders also volunteers as an assistant baseball coach for the Central Columbia School District. He’s involved with and has worked for the Bloomsburg Fair association as well.

Previously, Sanders has served the United States as a young Ambassador through People to People International, a program developed by President Eisenhower. In 2011, he visited six different countries throughout Europe. In addition, Sanders was invited in 2009 to attend the National Young Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., an annual event held for young leaders from across the country.

Sanders currently resides in Mt. Pleasant Township with his family and is seeking to represent the 109th Legislative District in Columbia County.

Ed Sanders On The Issues

As State Representative, Sanders will advocate for a stronger economy, higher wage – family sustaining jobs, stronger schools for our children, legislative reform, public safety and improved care and assistance for veterans and elders. In addition, Sanders hopes to bring more resources and services to the District to help those who suffer from substance abuse disorder.

Ed Sanders In His Own Words

“I believe that it’s time we’re represented in Harrisburg by real people, not career politicians. Restoring public service to the politics in Harrisburg through a bipartisan effort is something I believe is very important. During my 2016 campaign, I was fortunate to meet many individuals, learning a lot about the needs and hardships facing residents of the 109th Legislative District. I want everyone to know that no matter what side of the political spectrum you may be, on I’m here to listen to you, fight for you and help improve your quality of life at every level.”

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Donna Iannone – PA House 110

Donna Iannone for PA House 110

About Donna Iannone

Donna Iannone is currently the Chairwoman of the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners. She also serves as President of the Pennsylvania Women’s County Commissioners Caucus and is a member of the Pennsylvania County Commissioners Natural Gas Task Force and the Energy and Environmental Committee. She is the Commissioner Representative on numerous committees, like Children & Youth, Sullivan County library, drug and alcohol and mental health and intellectually disabled. She is also the cofounder of the Sullivan County Back Pack Program and member of the Sullivan County Health Partnership Committee. Donna holds a masters degree in business administration from Wilkes University and is the co-owner of the Colley Pub.

Donna Iannone On The Issues

Donna absolutely loves her job as Commissioner but recognizes the challenges the district faces every day. As a small business owner, she understands the value of hard work and treating people with respect. There are numerous issues important to all of us like clean drinking water, opiate epidemic, minimum gas royalties and fairness for farmers. The list is endless.

Donna knows it’s important to listen to her constituents and to be their voice. She knows that we need to work together for the common good of people. That’s why she is running for the House of Representatives. There are so many great people that are volunteering, serving the public and working to improve the district. She believes in the power of teamwork. Donna is passionate about making sure the future is bright in the 110.

Donna can’t win this race without your help. Sharing her vision via word-of-mouth, hosting events, distribution of fliers and donating are just a few ways of helping us achieve our goals together.

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Mailing Address

Friends of Donna Iannone
PO Box 32
Dushore, Pa 18614

Contact

Website: https://donnaiannone.com/

Rebecca Kinney – PA House 111

Rebecca Kinney for PA House 111

 

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Kyle Mullins – PA House 112

Kyle Mullins for PA House 112

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 72
Peckville, PA 18452

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Marty Flynn – PA House 113

Marty Flynn for PA House 113

 

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Michael Kavulich – PA House 114

Michael Kavulich for PA House 114

 

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Maureen Madden – PA House 115

Maureen Madden for PA House 115

 

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Mike Carroll – PA House 118

Mike Carroll for PA House 118

 

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Gerald Mullery – PA House 119

Gerald Mullery for PA House 119

 

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Ed Pashinski – PA House 121

Ed Pashinski for PA House 121

 

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Kara Scott – PA House 122

Kara Scott for PA House 122

Mother of four, Kara Scott serves the borough of Bowmanstown as council president and the County as Vice President of the Carbon County Council of Governments. A professional behavioral health expert, Kara is focusing her campaign for State Representative of Pennsylvania’s 122nd District by listening to voters’ concerns about issues that directly affect them. An advocate, not a politician, Kara wants to get the politics out of the way to implement common senses solutions to problems facing our communities. Her activism has resulted in real tax payer savings and family empowerment; the kind of leadership that is needed in Harrisburg.

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Mailing Address

422 Ore Street, PO BOX 288
Bowmanstown, PA 18030

Contact

Phone: 610-703-0029

Email: demcommitteewoman@gmail.com

Website: https://www.karaforcarbon.com/

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Neal Goodman – PA House 123

Neal Goodman for PA House 123

 

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Mark Rozzi – PA House 126

Mark Rozzi for PA House 126

About Mark Rozzi

Mark Rozzi was born in Muhlenberg, PA to Lucio and Grazia Rozzi; immigrant parents who came to America in search of the American Dream. Mark’s parents worked endless hours in order to provide for their family. That hard work has been instilled deep down in Mark and has taught him that nothing worth doing is going to be easy. Marks father and his brother eventually saved enough money to start Rozzi Brothers Inc. in 1969 which later Mark would take over and run himself. To date, Mark continues to serve his loyal customer base at their location on Kutztown Road.

Mark is a 1989 graduate of Muhlenberg High School where he was a member of the Political Science Club and Model UN amongst others. Mark was a three-sport athlete being recognized as an All County recipient in both Baseball and Football.

Mark worked his way through college at Kutztown University and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with the majority of his studies concentrating in pre-law and constitutional law.

Mark, Jackie his wife, their daughter McKenna and their 2 dogs Cali and Aspen, currently reside in Muhlenberg Township where Mark has always been very active in the community, coaching Girls softball and Girls basketball. In fact, in 2008 Mark and his wife coached the Muhlenberg Township girls’ fast pitch softball team to Muhlenberg’s first ever State Championship Title.

Mark is an avid golfer and also enjoys numerous outdoor activities. In 2009 he  summited Longs Peak (14,259ft) located within Rocky Mountain National Park. Mark has always prided himself in overcoming overwhelming obstacles.

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Contact

Email: mark@voterozzi.com

Website: http://voterozzi.com/

Tom Caltagirone – PA House 127

Tom Caltagirone for PA House 127

 

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Douglas Metcalfe – PA House 128

Douglas Metcalfe for PA House 128

About Doug

The Early Years
Doug Metcalfe grew up on a 40-acre farm in rural Western New York State. His parents sustained their family by freezing and canning vegetables from their large garden, milking the family cow, raising chickens for eggs and pigs for the freezer. The farm wasn’t a livelihood for his parents and his father was a union machinist in a neighboring town. His mother waited tables, became the cook at the school cafeteria and eventually went on to open her own restaurant. In addition to his family farm chores, Doug started his first job at age 12 delivering the afternoon paper. He then worked on local farms and mowed yards and did other odd jobs for neighbors. When not at school, he spent most of his high school and college years working at his mother’s restaurant and his brother’s drag racing track. His parents instilled in him at an early age the importance of family and community. Both of his parents were involved in local organizations that gave back to the community. During his teenage years, the family had three eighty-year old relatives that lived with them.
Education
Doug was the first person in his family to pursue a college degree. He graduated from SUNY College of Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He went on to graduate school at Xavier University earning a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.
​During his college years, Doug was very involved in both leadership roles and community service.
douglas metcalfe logoHealthcare Administrator
Following graduate school, Mr. Metcalfe had a distinguished career as a healthcare executive working for leading regional and world class healthcare organizations. As a service line administrator, he developed strategic relationships with referring physician groups and hospitals, while strengthening the organization’s marketing and brand identity. He successfully increased patient volumes and outcomes. In addition, he was responsible for the day-to- day operations of large physician groups including staffing, budgeting, and billing.

During his healthcare career he had many accomplishments, these are a few…

  • managed multi-million dollar budgets with an eye on the bottom-line
  • coordinated large and complex construction projects including a multi-million dollar cancer center and the first water cooled radioactive medical device in the US
  • conducted and implemented major performance improvement initiatives that reduced costs and improved service, such as reducing surgical readmissions and reducing emergency wait times.Mr. Metcalfe also focused much of his career on developing and implementing strategic initiatives that provided patients with access to the best possible care. Mr. Metcalfe was very involved in professional organizations, mentoring new healthcare managers and was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Early Career Healthcare Executive award by the Delaware Valley chapter of the American Healthcare Executives.
Non-Profit Management
While working as a Healthcare Executive, Mr. Metcalfe also volunteered with many community service and non-profit organizations. Serving on Boards, Committees and volunteering in many ways small and large. He implemented a major branding and name change for a small non- profit. Doug served as a hearing officer and mentor for first time juvenile offenders. He developed a lifelong friendship through the Big Brother program. Doug chaired and implemented a strategic planning process for a state-wide advocacy group. He served as a volunteer weekend manager for a non-profit children’s charity.​Later in his career, he transitioned into the nonprofit world when an opportunity opened through a favorite volunteer position. Mr. Metcalfe served as the House Manager for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House where he was responsible for the day-to- day management of the 40+ guestroom facility for families with sick children. Through this work, Doug supported families from all around the country and world that were seeking the best medical care for their seriously ill children. He implemented a new software registration system to provide better service to the families, implemented training programs for staff and volunteers, and updated policies and procedures to enhance each family stay.
Berks County
Doug fell in love with Berks County and is excited to raise his family here. Living here reminds him of his childhood roots. The family values, community involvement, and natural environment are the perfect place to raise a family.Shortly after moving to Berks County, Doug traded in his long commute for more time raising his children. He quickly became involved in the Twin Valley School District. He was elected treasurer of the local elementary school PTO and president of the middle school PTO. He implemented new fundraising programs that dramatically increased funds raised for the schools. He served on the School District’s Advocacy Committee and Comprehensive Planning Committee. As an avid runner, he also founded and coaches a running club at the middle school. Based on his involvement with his children’s education, Mr. Metcalfe quickly became a public- school advocate reaching out to elected officials to advocate for adequate funding for public schools, appropriate class-sizes, reducing standardized testing and other concerns.These activities led him to run for TVSD School Board in 2015, where he now chairs the Board’s Advocacy Committee and continues to advocate for public education on the local, state and federal levels.Since moving to Berks County, Mr. Metcalfe has also been involved with and is a founding board member of Rock Hollow Woods Environmental Learning Center. He also has served as an Assistant Troop Leader and volunteer for his daughter’s Girl Scout troop. His family also hosts a child each summer through the Fresh Air Fund. Doug is also very involved with his children’s sporting and school activities as a volunteer, board member, and fundraiser.Mr. Metcalfe resides in Robeson Township with his husband, Brian, and their two daughters.

 

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Tricia Wertz – PA House 129

Tricia Wertz for PA House 129

The Early Years

Tricia Wertz grew up in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Her parents were hard working, blue collar workers. Her father working for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a mechanic for over 30 years and her mother working as an aide and then a secretary for the Hamburg Center for over 25 years. Trish has worked since the age of 15, her first job at Big John’s Dairy Bar in Shoemakersville, PA. Her parents instilled in her the important of family, community and hard work. She does not know where she would be today if it was not for the support of her loving family.

Education

Trish graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She is certified in elementary and special education. During her college years, Trish worked several part-time jobs to support herself while going to college full-time. She went on to graduate school at Kutztown University earning a Master’s Degree in Education. She continued her education by taking on-line courses.

Teaching Career

Trish began her teaching career at Quakertown Middle School as a middle school history and English teacher. She gave up the long commute to Quakertown by getting a job for the Reading School District as a special education teacher. She spent two years at Reading High School before being hired by Wilson School District as a special education teacher. During her teaching career, she was loved by her students, many of whom she still hears from today. Trish left her dream job of teaching to raise her two sons after the tragic death of her husband in 2006.

Non-profit management

Trish continues to organize events to honor her late husband. She is a Vice-President of Law Enforcement United, a non-profit organization that raises money for fallen officer’s families. She is a trustee of Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit organization that supports families of slain law enforcement officers. She is a director on the board of directors for the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund. She is also a member of the Berks County Heroes Fund.

Personal

Trish married her husband Scott in 1995. Their first home was in Muhlenberg Township. They later settled in Sinking Spring, where Trish and their boys still reside. Since 2008, Trish has stayed home to raise their sons while doing volunteer work for several non-profit organizations and running events to honor her late husband, Reading Police Officer Scott Wertz. Trish also has a daughter with her significant other, Bryan Cilento.

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Mailing Address

3605 Wyoming Drive South

Contact

Phone: 610-587-5069

Email: trishwertz129@gmail.com

Website: http://www.friendsfortrishwertz.com

Donald Heller – PA House 130

Donald Heller for PA House 130

Write-in Candidate for PA House 130

Donald Heller has been a member of the Boyertown community since 1990.
He is a Boyertown High School graduate and attended Montgomery County Community College. Donald has dedicated much of his adult life to serving others. From his time volunteering as a baseball coach in Boyertown, working as an assistant coach at Alvernia University, volunteering and working at Journey Church, volunteering and setting up others to volunteer with many non profit organizations including big brothers/big sisters, cradles to crayons, Good Samaritan shelter and more, to his time spent battling climate change and advocating for both medical cannabis and full legalization.

Donald believes that health care is a right, not a privilege and has personally felt the impact of pre-existing conditions that should never be held against a patient. He also believes in reducing property taxes and promoting knowledge, thought, athletics, and the arts in our schools. Donald believes in advancing clean renewable energy and doing our best to take care of the environment.  As your a member of the PA House of Representatives, he will work hard for everyone in the 130th district.

On Tues. November 6th, be sure to write-in “Donald Heller” at your poll!

Contact

Email: donwheller@gmail.com

Andy Lee – PA House 131

Andy Lee for PA House 131

Biography
Early Life & Family – Andy Lee was born to first-generation Scottish immigrants Francis and Elizabeth Lee in Norwich Ct, the fourth of five sons. Andy’s parents taught their sons the value of hard work and service to the country and community. His brothers Joe, Will, and Stephen are all tradesmen and proud union members working in sheet metal fabrication, carpentry, and in public utilities. His eldest brother Frank Lee passed away while serving in the United States Air Force in 1979. Andy has been married for 25 years to his wife Carol. He has three children, Gabriella, Evan, Julia, and son-in-law Greg, as well as one grandson, Henry.

Career & Businesses – Andy is a first generation college graduate – he graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. He immediately joined the insurance industry, where he worked as an underwriter, sales manager, and lead for giants like AIG, Aon, and Willis before joining a startup insurance firm as a senior partner 1996. In three years, he helped build that startup into a several hundred-million dollar firm. In 2000 he accepted a buyout to become an independent insurance consultant, forming Millennium Insurance Partners.

Looking for a new challenge, Andy decided to enter the restaurant industry. With the help of a partner, Andy
rehabilitated a rundown, disused building in an economically declining part of Hellertown, Pennsylvania into Braveheart Highland Pub & Restaurant. Since its opening in 2006, Braveheart and Andy’s commitment to the community has helped spark a reinvestment and renewal in the neighborhood surrounding the restaurant.

Braveheart, and its recently renovated sister restaurant Taps Tavern employ over 70 local residents, who are each paid well above the mandated minimum wage. Andy strongly believes that fairly supporting his staff is not only a moral obligation, but a wise business investment in low-turnover, high performing staff who care about the product, the customers, and the business.

Civic Minded and A Proven Fundraiser – Beyond the tens of millions in redevelopment costs, investments, salaries and payments to local workers, construction firms, and vendors that Braveheart and Taps have reinvested in the community of the 131st and beyond since their founding, Andy himself has always worked hard to give back to the communities he lives in, often fundraising tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to support important causes he believes in, and that the community desperately needs.

Briefly, Andy’s experience with charity fundraising started in 1998 when he raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society to run in the Dublin Marathon. Exhilarated by the experience, Andy realized he could put his years of experience in the private sector into raising money for good causes. Since then, he has run in the Vineman Ironman Triathlon for charity, was named the Lehigh Valley Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man of the Year, helped raise money to upgrade a local communities’ outdated Little League youth baseball facilities, and additionally donates thousands of dollars a year from Braveheart & Taps in contributions to local charitable organizations and events.

Braveheart & Taps also support the Mercer School for disabled children and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospitals.
Andy Lee has always been passionate about helping his community, and for the last two decades, he’s proven time and time again he can marry his professional skills and his tireless commitment to doing good for those around him. Andy Lee is the candidate and Representative that the people of the 131st Legislative District deserve.

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Michael Schlossberg – PA House 132

Michael Schlossberg for PA House 132

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1537
Allentown, PA 18105

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Jeanne McNeill – PA House 133

Jeanne McNeill for PA House 133

 

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Tom Applebach – PA House 134

Tom Applebach for PA House 134

Since 2014, Tom has been the Director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs. In 2015, he formed and continues to chair the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Task Force, a collaboration of agencies and offices throughout the Lehigh Valley dedicated to ending veteran homelessness. In June 2017, the Task Force received federal declaration that they had effectively ended veteran homelessness in the Lehigh Valley. He is a member of the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Veteran Mentoring Program, which assists veterans in the criminal justice system, and is also a member of Governor Wolf’s Advisory Council on Veterans Services serving on the Education, Employment and Workforce Development committee, and the Aging committee.

Tom was born and raised near Lake Nockamixon in Haycock Township in Upper Bucks County. After being graduated from Quakertown Community High School in 1980, he enlisted in the military, serving for a total of 21 years.

tom applebach logoHe served 12 years on active duty as a weather observer and forecaster in the United States Air Force. Upon leaving the air force, he returned to Bucks County and settled into civilian life. Wanting to continue his military service, Tom joined the Sellersville armory of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he was a Water Purification Specialist and also earned his military instructor certification. After three years with the guard he switched to the United States Army Reserve where he served as a Civil Affairs Specialist with the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade in Norristown. He then transferred to the 98th Training Division, eventually becoming a lead instructor in Civil Affairs. Tom was deployed to Iraq with the 350th Civil Affairs Brigade(P) as a Civil Affairs Specialist in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005 arriving just as the insurgency and civil war were taking hold. He retired from military service in 2006.

Prior to taking his position with Lehigh County in 2014, Tom worked as a correspondent for the Doylestown Intelligencer and the Morning Call and as a reporter for the Quakertown Free Press; served as the Zoning Officer for Milford Township, Bucks County; and as a Sewage Facilities Planner for DelVal Soil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. in Doylestown. While serving in the Air Force he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In May 2017, Tom earned his Masters of Public Administration from Kutztown University. For his work with veterans and the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veteran Task Force, Tom received the university’s Veteran Services Alumni Spirit award in November 2017. Tom has two children, Greg, a 2013 graduate of American University who lives Austin, Texas, and Lindsay, a senior at Quakertown Community High School. He is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

 

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Mailing Address

Friends of Tom Applebach
P.O. Box 361
Macungie, PA 18062

Contact

Phone: 484.657.9351

Email: campaign@applebachpa134.com

Website: http://applebachpa134.com/

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Steve Samuelson – PA House 135

Steve Samuelson for PA House 135

 

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Robert Freeman for PA House 136

 

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Amy Cozze – PA House 137

Amy Cozze for PA House 137

About Amy Cozze

Amy Cozze was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley. She is an honors graduate of Southern Lehigh High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business Administration.

Amy returned to the Lehigh Valley after graduation, where she met her husband Andrew Cozze. They moved to the Slate Belt to work alongside the Cozze family at Deerfoot Auto Parts, a successful family-owned auto recycling and service business.

amy cozze logoFor six years, Amy did everything from transporting engines to launching the international internet sales department. She then made the move to start her own business.

Amy embraced the challenge, and went from not knowing how to bake a cookie to creating award-winning, custom wedding cakes. She would earn a place in the Hall of Fame of Weddings in less than four years.

Amy Cozze has consistently succeeded in not only learning new skills, but at mastering them. Amy’s bakery, Cozze Cakes, located in the heart of Nazareth, has received numerous accolades both locally and nationally, and has been featured in publications such as The Knot and The Huffington Post.

Amy Cozze On The Issues

Amy Cozze has been a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber for the past five years. She has also been a board member of the Nazareth Business Council for the last two years. Most recently, she was appointed as liaison for the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee.

Amy is a strong supporter of Union labor, having two brothers and a nephew who are Local 19 Sheet Metal workers. She is a mother to two wonderful boys, a breast cancer survivor, and an advocate for her community. Amy is excited for her next big challenge as she runs for State Representative for Pennsylvania’s 137th District.

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Mailing Address

143 South Main St.
Nazareth, PA 18064

Dean Donaher – PA House 138

Dean Donaher for PA House 138

 

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Contact

Website: http://deandonaher.com/

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Orlando Marrero – PA House 139

Orlando Marrero for PA House 139

 

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Mailing Address

239 Prospect Street
Hawley, PA 18428

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John Galloway – PA House 140

John Galloway for PA House 140

 

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Tina Davis – PA House 141

Tina Davis for PA House 141

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Mailing Address

PO BOX 233
Croydon, PA 19021

Contact

Phone: 267-399-3058

Email: tina4staterep@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/votetina/

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Lauren Lareau – PA House 142

Lauren Lareau for PA House 142

About Lauren Lareau

Lauren Lareau has lived in Langhorne since 2011. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.  Lauren is a passionate educator, business owner, and proud single mom of a 14-year-old. She is committed to fighting for adequate public school funding and to protect our students. Lauren is the owner of an academic coaching business, where she has been transforming teenagers’ lives since 2008. She understands the needs of small businesses to keep taxes low.

Lauren Lareau On The Issues

Lauren is active in many causes, especially the environment. She will fight to keep Pennsylvania’s air and water clean from the oil and gas industry. As a private citizen, Lauren has done everything she can to speak up for our environment, women’s rights, healthcare, education, and lower taxes. Since her voice seems to constantly fall on deaf ears, she has decided to run for office, so she can be the change she so strongly desires in our government.

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Mailing Address

Langhorne, PA 19047

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Wendy Ullman – PA House 143

Wendy Ullman for PA House 143

About Wendy Ullman

Wendy Ullman and her husband Dan have been your neighbors for 32 years. They have three daughters, all strong and independent women.

Wendy has taught at Bucks County Community College and Montgomery County Community College for 29 years. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers and served on the negotiating team.

Wendy Ullman On The Issues

Wendy defines herself as a Feminist, an Environmentalist, a Social Progressive, and a Fiscal Realist. She lives her values, votes her values, and contributes according to her values. Her highest priorities are women and family issues, gun safety, education, and the environment.

 

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Mailing Address

Friends of Wendy Ullman
P.O. Box 16
Fountainville, PA 18923-0016

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Meredith Buck – PA House 144

Meredith Buck for PA House 144

Meredith Buck, a single mother of one, has been a resident of Chalfont Borough since 1998. She received the 2009 Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor that a nurse can receive, awarded by the International Committee of the Red Cross which “honors exceptional courage and devotion to caring for the victims of armed conflict or other disasters, or exemplary services and a creative and pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education”.

Ms. Buck, both a registered nurse and an attorney, is a dedicated volunteer, not only with the Red Cross, but also in her legal practice. As an attorney, Ms. Buck currently owns and operates her own general law practice in Chalfont with an emphasis on family law, mediation and medical/legal consulting, while devoting many hours to the pro bono representation of Protection from Abuse clients. Additionally, Ms. Buck continues to work as a nurse on a volunteer basis.

meredith buck logoMs. Buck is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, serving as a House Delegate and also the Bucks County Bar Association where she served several terms on the Board of Directors. As an active community advocate, she was a founding member of the Friends of Historic Chalfont and served on Chalfont Borough’s Blighted Property Review Committee. She continues to sit on the Central Bucks Emergency Medical Service’s Board of Directors.

Ms. Buck’s daughter, Lindsay, travels the world for her food and travel blog since serving as Youth Development Volunteer Coordinator with the Peace Corps.

 

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Mailing Address

Friends of Meredith Buck
PO Box 332
Chalfont PA 18914

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Brian Kline – PA House 145

Brian Kline for PA House 145

About Brian Kline

Brian Kline is the Democratic candidate for the 145th General Assembly seat in Upper Bucks County. He is also a cancer survivor and Medicaid Expansion enrollee.

In 2015, Brian had access to health insurance for the first time in nine years. In early 2016, he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. Without Medicaid, he would have faced two options – medical bankruptcy or eventual stage 4 colon cancer. Medicaid saved his life.

Brian had successful surgery to remove the tumor. Six months of chemotherapy and two CAT Scans show no evidence of disease; however, he is still being monitored by doctors for the next three years. Brian relies upon Medicaid to have access to his doctors.

Brian Kline On The Issues

Brian believes that healthcare is a human right. As state representative, he promises to protect Medicaid and work to expand healthcare for all. Republicans are determined to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid. Brian’s Republican opponent has voted to cut Medicaid three times.

Please consider making a donation to Brian’s campaign and learn how you can volunteer by visiting the links provided.

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Joe Ciresi – PA House 146

Joe Ciresi for PA House 146

Joe, Pam and their 19-year-old son, Danny, live in Limerick Township where’s they purchased a home in 2001. He was elected in 2003 to the Spring-Ford Area School Board, where he served for 12-plus years, including three years as president and three years as vice president.

Once his son graduated, Joe decided not to run for another term on the school board.

For the last 16 years, Joe has worked as the Director of Sales and Promotions at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

One of three children, Joe was born in Long Island, New York, to Maria and James Ciresi. His father worked at a hydraulic filter factory and became a shop steward for the United Auto Workers. Always one to value life-long learning, his mother earned her high school diploma at the age of 65.

With the assistance of student loans and part-time jobs, Joe was the first in his family to attend college. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in 1992, where he met his wife, Pam. After graduation, he worked odd jobs to make ends meet until landing a sales position with Encore magazine.

Starting around the age of 6, Joe began participating in live performance arts and continues to do so today. Locally, Joe is a board member of the Trappe Community Music School, as well as a steering committee member of Steel River Theatre (where he also performs). For the past three years, he has served as the board president of Petra Community Housing, a nonprofit organization that improves the availability of affordable housing.

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Mailing Address

4011 Ashbrook Drive
Royersford PA 19464

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Josh Camson – PA House 147

Josh Camson for PA House 147

About Josh Camson

Josh Camson has served in leadership positions in bar associations at the local, state, and national level. He served as president of his local Young Lawyers’ Division, where he helped increase membership involvement. He also served on the local legal aid board and eventually was elected vice president of the board. There, he helped ensure the delivery of legal services to those that cannot afford a lawyer.

For the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Josh serves as the sole Young Lawyer Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates, the national governing body for the American Bar Association.

At the national level, Josh has been appointed to several committees where he works with other lawyers and advisors from around the globe. Most recently, Josh served for three years as one of twelve lawyers from around the country on the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. Then, in 2017, the ABA President appointed Josh as a special advisor to the committee.

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At the national level, Josh has been appointed to several committees where he works with other lawyers and advisors from around the globe. Most recently, Josh served for three years as one of twelve lawyers from around the country on the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism. Then, in 2017, the ABA President appointed Josh as a special advisor to the committee.

Speaker and Author
Josh speaks at conferences and events across Pennsylvania about legal ethics, professional responsibility, and criminal law. He also taught criminal law as an adjunct professor at Waynesburg University.

In 2016 Josh was recruited to the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, a group dedicated to fighting the alarming rates of clinical depression and substance abuse in the legal profession. In 2017 the Task Force authored their final report, The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.

Dedicated Husband
Josh and his wife Chelsea met in Pittsburgh while Chelsea was working downtown and Josh was starting his first small business. They have been together for six years, and live in Harleysville with a small zoo: their dog Gandalf, and their cats Binx, Archimedes, and Minerva.

Family Man
Family is one of the most important things to both Josh and Chelsea. That’s why they both left successful careers in western Pennsylvania and moved to Montgomery County so they would be close to family. Josh’s parents still live where he grew up in Southampton and Huntingdon Valley, and Chelsea’s family are nearby in Philadelphia.

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 558
Harleysville, PA 19438

Contact

Phone: (267) 416-0204

Email: info@joshcamson.com

Website: https://joshcamson.com/

Mary Jo Daley – PA House 148

Mary Jo Daley for PA House 148

STRONG LOCAL ROOTS

Mary Jo Daley has been fighting for progressive values for more than two decades in Montgomery County and Harrisburg and now she wants to take that fight to Washington.

Mary Jo grew up in Narberth, the oldest of seven kids. Her father was an electrician and member of IBEW Local 98 and her mother was both community-minded and socially conscious.  One of her earliest memories is joining her mom on a hot summer morning, walking a picket line in support of the United Farmworkers.

With that upbringing, Mary Jo’s passion for activism was instilled at a very young age.  Growing up during the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, women’s liberation, and the assassinations of President John Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, Mary Jo knows what it is like to live in unsettled times.

EDUCATION

Mary Jo took a non-traditional path to gaining an education.  She has an AS degree from Gwynedd Mercy College.  After graduating Mary Jo worked until the birth of her daughter, but always knew that she would return to school at the right time.  While working full-time to support her daughter, Mary Jo earned a BBA from the Wharton School and a MPA from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1992 Mary was elected to serve on Narberth Borough Council.  For twenty years she served the people of Narberth as a member of the council, 8 years as the “lone” Democrat and 10  years as the Council President.

In 2012, Mary Jo ran for State Representative and won with 59% percent of the vote.  She has been serving as a State Representative for the people of the 148th district since 2013.

EXPERIENCE

As a State Representative she has been a strong progressive voice fighting the right-wing Republicans as they attacked teachers, union workers, pillaged the environment and pulled dirty tricks to keep people from voting—she called them out every time.  She has fought time and again for sustainable funding for public education, environmental safeguards, better health care and vigorously defended women’s rights.  Mary Jo has been working with lawmakers, community organizations and schools to find ways to keep our children safe while they attend school. She is committed to finding the right balance in keeping weapons out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them and addressing how easily available these weapons are to obtain.

ELECTING MORE WOMEN

Pennsylvania is second to last, only behind Mississippi, in electing women. Mary Jo and her colleague Rep. Tina Davis have banded together to change that.  In 2015 they co-founded Emerge Pennsylvania.  Emerge Pennsylvania is changing the face of PA politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office.  Since its founding, Emerge Pennsylvania has trained more than 45 women, 12 of whom have gone on to run for office and seven have won their seat. Women all across the country put their name on the ballot and ran in 2017 and now 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the woman. Mary Jo is excited to be a part of the next blue wave.

Mary Jo and her husband, Bob Winkelman, live in Narberth where they enjoy gardening, reading and traveling.  She has a grown daughter, a stepdaughter, and a stepson, as well as three beautiful grandchildren.

 

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Mailing Address

PO Box 752
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Contact

Phone: (484) 222-0745

Email: repmaryjodaley@gmail.com

Website: https://maryjodaley.com

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Tim Briggs – PA House 149

Tim Briggs for PA House 149

About Tim Briggs

Representative Tim Briggs was first elected to serve as a state representative for the 149th Pennsylvania Legislative District in 2008. His district consists of Upper Merion Township, Bridgeport and West Conshohocken boroughs, and parts of Lower Merion and West Norriton townships. A native resident of Montgomery County, Representative Briggs currently resides in King of Prussia with his wife, Robyn, and their four children, Emily, Jack, Alexandra and Morrison.

Briggs received a degree in Political Science from West Chester University. He went on to earn his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He has been an associate at the law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin since 2007. In 2011, he was invited back to West Chester to serve as a legislative fellow providing lectures in the Political Science program.

Tim Briggs On The Issues

During his time in the House, Tim Briggs has become a strong voice for kids and has consistently advocated for public education, early childhood education and introduced legislation focused on improving the lives of children and investing in making Pennsylvania strong for the future. As a freshman, he was able to get a law enacted that helps keep siblings in foster care together when they are placed into foster homes.

Briggs was also successful in authoring legislation that has addressed the dangers student athletes face from concussions and improved the gender equity in school sports. Currently, Representative Briggs has bills introduced to implement anti-bullying policies in our public schools, protect children from accessing firearms, and increase transparency of campaign finances.

Representative Briggs sits on the House Appropriations, Transportation, Professional Licensure, Finance, and Judiciary committees and is the Democratic chair for the Subcommittee on Courts. In addition to his legislative commitments, Representative Briggs serves as the co-chair of the Life Sciences Caucus as well as the Arts & Culture and Brain Injury Caucuses.

Briggs is a proud member of the Green Dog Caucus, a strong coalition of environmentally-conscientious legislators in the House. He previously been ranked the top environmental legislator in Pennsylvania by the Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter.

Representative Briggs has always been committed to serving his community. He has served as a volunteer firefighter at Jefferson Fire Company in West Norriton Township and sat on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Montgomery County. Before serving in the House, he served as an advisor to then-Congressman Joe Hoeffel and state Senator Connie Williams.

Currently, Representative Briggs serves on the board of directors for the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, a statewide organization dedicated to providing scholarships, stipends and internships to Pennsylvania students with an interest in state government. He also serves as the vice chairman of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 62193
King Of Prussia, PA 19406

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Joe Webster – PA House 150

Joe Webster for PA House 150

About Joe Webster

From the neighborhoods of Philadelphia to the halls of the Pentagon, Joe Webster’s life has been one of service, leadership, and accomplishment. His work ethic has driven a career spanning the military, academia, and business, moving him across our country and into many parts of the world.
Part of the first generation in his large family to attend college, Joe was appointed to the Air Force Academy at age 18. He completed his studies as a member of the first female/male integrated graduating class. He furthered his education by attending the Naval War College as well as by obtaining a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University.
He and his wife, Laura, and their three children, Ben, Eddie, and Monica came home to Pennsylvania in 2011, where they live on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek.

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Military Service

As a Colonel in the Air Force, Joe managed the modernization program for the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve forces as they deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Overall, he worked for 20 years in the Pentagon on special government projects and as a legislative liaison between the US Congress and the Air Force.

Joe was there, on September 11, 2001, when the Pentagon was attacked.  Over the following 18 months, he served our country in 32 different countries.

Other Work

As an educator, Joe taught Speech Communications, Executive Writing and Western Civilizations/Values at the US Air Force Academy. He also teaches National Security Policy for the Air University in Montgomery, AL.

In 2004, Joe began a new career in business development/customer relations with a small start-up company in King of Prussia, and then as a VP of Mission Services for a global 500 company. He also founded Convergence Music, a nonprofit that specializes in event management and promotion through volunteerism and fundraising. In 2017, Convergence Music donated 100% of its Tall Trees Music Festival proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

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Mailing Address

PO Box 26264
Collegeville, PA 19426

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Sara Johnson Rothman – PA House 151

Sara Johnson Rothman for PA House 151

About Sara Johnson Rothman

Sara Johnson Rothman graduated early from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. She then moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University – Beasley School of Law. Although she applied to several law schools across the country, Sara’s love for American history drew her to Pennsylvania, the birthplace of American democracy. At Temple Law, she honed trial advocacy skills that led her to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office (DAO). Sara completed an internship in 2004 and subsequently graduated Temple Law the following year. Sara then joined the Bucks DAO as an Assistant District Attorney.

She and her husband live in Upper Dublin Township with their very active two children, who attend public school. Sara is a highly involved mother to her son and daughter, from homework, to practices and games, meets and recitals. She is also a member of their school’s PTA, and even serves as her daughter’s kindergarten room parent. Above all, Sara is proudest of her family.

In 2012, after the birth of her second child, Sara made the difficult decision to leave the Bucks DAO. Still, her commitment to community service did not subside. Sara was appointed to the Upper Dublin School Board in February 2014. She was subsequently elected in November 2015 to a four (4) year term.

School Board & Legal Work

While at the Bucks DAO, Sara specialized in the prosecution of sexual abuse of children and domestic abuse. She gave a voice to the most vulnerable victims while appreciating the enormous responsibility that comes with prosecutorial discretion. Sara also led the overhaul of the DAO’s first-time offender program for nonviolent crimes.

In December 2017, Sara was elected as the Vice President of the Upper Dublin School Board. She serves on the District’s contract negotiating teams (UDEA, UDESPA, Act 93), chairs the Policy Committee, and is a member of the Operations Committee. Under her leadership, the School District of Upper Dublin updated hundreds of policies and administrative regulations. In addition, the district has expanded its anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies for both students and employees to include gender identity and gender expression. They have also adopted a policy protecting transgender and gender expansive students.

One of her greatest accomplishments on the Board to date is improving the Board’s relationship with the Upper Dublin Education Association (the Teachers’ Union). Sara was instrumental in resolving the contentious contract negotiation with the Teachers’ Union in 2015. She continues to serve as a point of contact between the Board and the Teachers’ Union.

In addition to her School Board responsibilities, Sara is a practicing attorney with the law firm Rudolph Clarke, LLC specializing in Education Law.

sara johnson rothman logoArmed with her experiences in criminal justice and education, Sara is ready to apply her leadership and analytical skills to a new challenge. As someone who listens to all stakeholders before taking action, she believes that progress comes through fostering relationships with people, even when viewpoints don’t always align. As a principled and empathetic public servant, Sara is willing to work alongside anyone with a genuine desire to improve public policy for the common good.

 

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 212
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Contact

Website: https://saraforstaterep.com/

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Daryl Boling – PA House 152

Daryl Boling for PA House 152

After nearly 20 years of providing financial leadership to arts organizations, including several years managing our beloved Bucks County Playhouse, I believe that these experiences have taught me how to bring skilled individuals together to align often disparate ideas and converge those energies toward a common good. In the not-for-profit sector, talent and resources are always at a premium, so the art of collaboration is critical to thriving and paramount for growth. I now want to bring that experience of community building and cooperation to the State House in Harrisburg, where the current climate of dysfunction and waste are standing in the way of the true priorities of Pennsylvania families—key among them, education, women’s rights, equality for all, common-sense gun laws, renewable resources and the environment, healthcare, and incentives for bringing tomorrow’s jobs to our region. And once and for all, let’s bring a united voice to the fight against bigotry and in support of freedom from discrimination for all.

It’s time to bring real oversight to our State House. Credit downgrades and overdue budgets create an unnecessary cost to taxpayers here. We hear of state contracts, in the tens of millions of dollars, going to fund outmoded technologies and practices, when we could be funding our children’s futures. But despite the current climate of divisiveness, I am optimistic that I can lead the fight. Let’s set our priorities high, beginning with an equitable and excellent education for all Pennsylvania children.

On my Issues page, you’ll see The 10 Pins of Our Campaign.  These are common-sense positions, simply stated. I want voters to see where my heart is on a range of issues. But more than that, I’m hoping they’ll be reminded of just how much we Pennsylvanians all have in common.

Gun Violence Protection
Women’s Rights

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Ben Sanchez – PA House 153

Ben Sanchez for PA House 153

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Steve McCarter – PA House 154

Steve McCarter for PA House 154

About Steve McCarter

Steve McCarter and his wife Deborah have lived in Cheltenham Township for 26 years. They resided in Elkins Park and Jenkintown before moving to Glenside. Steve is an avid political junkie and golfer with a passion for reading and public service.

Steve’s work experiences range from machine operator to high school teacher to army reserve captain to university professor. His experience provides a varied background for representing our diverse community.

Steve McCarter On The Issues

As a labor leader, Steve served a variety of groups which included bus drivers, cafeteria workers, secretaries and teachers. He listened to opposing views and devised solutions to complex issues and bridged the gap between employees and employers to find a resolution.

Working on community committees and local politics, he became knowledgeable of local concerns and needs.  Steve has worked closely with elected officials from the federal, state and local levels to bring about positive change in our communities. During Steve’s first few years in office as a State Representative, he has used his past experiences to become an active member of the Democratic Caucus and Policy Committee.
He is an outspoken leader in the areas of public education, the environment, labor, civil rights, and issues related to our growing senior population. Steve also worked to advance awareness of our need to address our aging transportation, sewer, and school infrastructure needs.

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Website: www.stevemccarter.com

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Danielle Friel Otten – PA House 155

Danielle Friel Otten for PA House 155

About Danielle Friel Otten

Danielle Friel Otten is a mother, businesswoman and community leader who has called Chester County home for over two decades. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she first moved Chester County to attend college at West Chester University. She quickly fell in love with the rolling countryside, small town boroughs, and the comfort of a strong community-focused life. Danielle has spent the majority of her professional career in marketing and hospitality and has served on the executive teams of some of Philadelphia’s most notable hospitality brands. As a marketer, Danielle listens to varied perspectives, formulates effective strategies and executes plans that deliver meaningful results on budget and on time. She will take these skills to the State House and be a strong voice for everyone in the 155th, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Over the past two years, much of Danielle’s time and energy has also turned towards leading a community-based coalition for public safety, private property rights, and environmental preservation in Exton, PA, where she resides with her husband and two young children.

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Danielle’s community-based organizing began when rumors that the Mariner East pipeline construction would overtake her neighbor’s yard, just feet from where her children play. Danielle began coordinating with neighbors to demand safety, transparency, and accountability within the township of Uwchlan. In 2017 Danielle officially co-founded the Uwchlan Safety Coalition (USC) in order to grow community power throughout the township. USC was successful in helping to mobilize hundreds of community members to advocate for public safety and private property rights. In November 2017, USC members were instrumental in electing a new slate of township leaders committed to enforcing local pipeline zoning ordinance.

Danielle was also integral in founding the Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, a collective of eight Delaware County and Chester County coalitions joining forces to bring the fight for public safety to Harrisburg. Del-Chesco United engages in advocacy work at the state level, working to ensure that Pennsylvania legislators do their job to protect public health and safety, safeguard private property rights, and preserve natural resources, including clean safe drinking water. Danielle’s goal throughout this work has been to empower and support Chester County residents to discover their collective power & build leadership in their own communities.

Moved by her desire to advocate for her community and stand up to the lobbyists in Harrisburg who work to take our voice away, in January of 2018 Danielle declared her candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 155th Legislative District.

danielle friel otten endorsedDanielle Friel Otten On The Issues

Danielle will serve as an advocate for hardworking families, children and senior citizens who are being squeezed by the rising cost of property taxes, healthcare, and childcare. She will work for strong public schools, workforce development, and family-sustaining jobs.

Danielle will fight for families’ and the public’s interest vs. the special interest of big money lobbyists. She took the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. She will speak out against special interest policy and speak up for the people of District 155.

Danielle will fight for equitable, thorough and efficient funding for public education. Property owners and local government should not continue to foot the bill for Harrisburg’s new trend of shortchanging public education.

Danielle Friel Otten is your BEST CHOICE for State Representative. She will be a champion for Chester County and the 155th district.

Danielle is:

  • Marketer with 20 years of experience in hospitality industry
  • Co-Founder, Organizer, and Advocate – Uwchlan Safety Coalition
  • Co-Founder, Organizer, and Advocate – Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety
  • Member of Uwchlan Township Parks & Recreation Board
  • Fundraising Chair Uwchlan Community Day
  • Community Volunteer for Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
  • Facilitator – 4 Roles of Social Change

 

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Mailing Address

400 Devon Drive
Exton, PA 19341

Contact

Phone: 484 876.1361

Email: danielle@danielle4pa.com

Website: http://www.danielle4pa.com/

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Carolyn Comitta – PA House 156

Carolyn Comitta for PA House 156

About Carolyn Comitta

As a State Representative for the 156th District, Carolyn Comitta resides on Professional Licensure, Aging and Older Adult Services, Environmental Resources & Energy, Local Government, and Urban Affairs committees. She has also been appointed by Gov. Wolf to sit on the PA Women’s Commission.

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Mailing Address

117 W. Gay St. BOX 156
West Chester, PA 19380

Contact

Phone: 484-678-9243

Email: carolyn@carolyncomitta.com

Website: https://www.votecarolyncomitta.com/

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Melissa Shusterman – PA House 157

Melissa Shusterman for PA House 157

About Melissa Shusterman

Melissa Shusterman is a 4th-generation resident of the greater Phoenixville area. She currently resides in Schuylkill Township with her husband Hans, son Paris, and beloved Shih Tzu, Zoey. While raising her son as a single mother, she founded her own business, Fedora Media. Fedora Media is a digital video production company that provides high quality digital video for various devices and platforms. Prior to founding Fedora Media, Melissa worked for several start-ups and national media companies such as The Food Network, VH1, fx, HGTV, MTV, QVC and Fuse network. She is very active in her community and with local charities.

melissa shusterman logoMelissa Shusterman On The Issues

Melissa is not a career politician. Rather, she’s a passionate citizen who loves her community and is fed up with the political gridlock in Harrisburg.

As Representative, Melissa will fight to protect our seniors, put Pennsylvania on the path to fiscal responsibility, and put an end to the Keystone tests. Melissa has the business and life experience, commitment to our community, and new ideas needed to be an effective, no-nonsense legislator who will make our district and state a better place. She’ll fight for us because she is one of us. Melissa will not be pushed around by party leaders or special interests. Instead, she will listen to our community and her conscience. Throughout her campaign, Melissa will engage in lively dialogue across our district to ensure our concerns are heard.

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Christina Sappey – PA House 158

Christina Sappey for PA House 158

About Christina Sappey

Christina Sappey is a candidate for the PA House 158th Legislative District. Known to many as Chris, she has spent over a decade working in state government. Chris has served as Chief of Staff to former State Representative Barbara McIlvaine Smith (D156), staff member to State Senator Andy Dinniman (D19) and most recently, Chief of Staff to State Representative Carolyn Comitta (D156). Chris and her husband Jon are 25 year residents of Chester County.

During this time, Chris has served the community in numerous ways. While raising their three children, she served on the education committee at her church, taught Sunday School and volunteered at her children’s public schools and various teams. Concerned by the increasing impact of traffic on the historic village of Marshallton and surrounding area in West Bradford, Chris joined several other residents in forming the Marshallton Conservation Trust (MCT), a registered 501C3 non-profit, where she has been a board member since 2009.

Chris has always sought practical solutions to address problems in her community and at the state level. By gathering stakeholders for collaboration, she has often helped lead groups to consensus and resolution. Her long track record as a compassionate moderate who listens and acts to bring about change is well known throughout Chester County and Harrisburg.christina sappey

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Mailing Address

PO Box 252
Pocopson, PA

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Brian Kirkland – PA House 159

Brian Kirkland for PA House 159

 

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Anton Andrew – PA House 160

Anton Andrew -for PA House 160

WORKING FOR THE COMMUNITY
Anton Andrew has over two decades of experience successfully fighting for poor and working families as a lawyer, executive, educator and community activist. Anton will make sure all of the residents of his district have a voice in Harrisburg. He is an experienced and proven leader who has always put people, not politics, first. Make your vote count– choose an experienced and proven leader who will always put people first.

MY EXPERIENCE
A lawyer with over two decades of experience successfully fighting for poor and working class families

An environmental champion and member of the Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy

A skilled executive and Chair of the Board of Directors of Open Connections, an educational resource center

MY HISTORY
“If you apply yourself to your studies and treat people the way you want to be treated, anything is possible,” was a favorite refrain in my immigrant household. I was born in Washington D.C. at Freedmen’s Hospital at Howard University, where my parents met and fell in love. My parents, Dorothy and Anthony are from the West Indies. While they both dearly loved their native countries and the opportunities they had there, they fully believed in The American Dream. They returned to the West Indies where my mother managed her father’s furniture store and my father operated a restaurant and was a biology professor. The vision they had for obtaining The American Dream brought our entire family back to America.

COLLEGE AND BEYOND
I took my parents’ advice, and followed their example. My parents worked incredibly hard to build a new life. And I was inspired by their resilience and their abiding conviction in this country’s promise. My sister and I had the opportunity to go to college thanks to federal Pell Grants, scholarships, subsidized student loans, and part-time jobs. I graduated with a political science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and then from the Hofstra University School of Law. Along the way, I have had the good fortune of coming into contact with many people who looked past my skin color and economic status and gave me a chance to succeed. I’ve also seen, firsthand, the huge personal and societal costs to those who have not been so fortunate and been shut out of the American Dream.

Perhaps, for this reason, I have always felt a huge calling to serve others.

WORKING AS A LAWYER
So it may not be surprising that I have always felt a huge calling to serve others. I will continue to fight for every voice in our community to be heard, including those of our children and our most vulnerable residents, as I’ve done my entire adult life. I began my legal career as a Specially Appointed Public Defender in Miami, defending the constitutional rights of people who didn’t have enough money to hire a lawyer of their own. And I continued to do the same as a volunteer public defender when I first came to Chester County.

ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENT OF CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY
I then went to work as a senior/cabinet level advisor to two Presidents at Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest Historically Black College or University (HBCU). In addition to being in charge of implementing and enforcing the rules around workplace harassment and discrimination, I had the opportunity to work on special projects. One of those was to establish and direct a campus center that enables women and minority owned small business owners to acquire the proficiency, expertise and experience necessary to compete for government contracts.

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Volunteerism, has always been a huge part of my life. It has allowed me to connect with the causes, people and places I feel most passionate about, while using my skills to have a positive social impact. During my 15 years in this district, I have helped grow two small, non-profits Open Connections and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and helped The Nature Conservancy constructively engage with diverse communities around urban conservation, health and revitalization.

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Contact

Phone: 610-883-2149

Email: info@antonandrew.com

Website: http://www.antonandrew.com/

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Leanne Krueger-Braneky – PA House 161

Leanne Krueger-Braneky for PA House 161

About Leanne Krueger-Braneky

State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky represents Pennsylvania’s 161st Legislative District in Delaware County. Leanne made history in 2015 as the first woman to represent the district, flipping a seat controlled by Republicans since the Tea Party wave of 2010. The 161st District is comprised of Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough, Nether Providence Township, Ridley Township (part), Rutledge Borough, Springfield Township (part) and Swarthmore Borough.

leanne krueger-braneky logoPrior to elected office, Leanne served as the first Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN). She also served as Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), an organization which supports over 50,000 locally-owned, independent businesses across the country in creating a stronger, fairer economy. Under Leanne’s leadership, SBN played a large role in making the Philadelphia region the most sustainable in the nation, helping attract more federal green jobs funding than any other region in the United States. She has received local and national attention for her work in economic development and public policy. She was invited to the White House Business Council on multiple occasions to advise the Obama administration on the needs of local businesses.

leanne krueger-branekyWithin her first seven months in office, Leanne was named one of six national finalists for EMILY’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award. In addition to her legislative duties, she also serves as Fundraising Co-Chair of the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee.

Leanne holds an MBA in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University and a BA from Rutgers University. Leanne lives in Swarthmore with her young son Wendell and husband, Reverend David Braneky.

Leanne Krueger-Braneky On The Issues

Leanne serves as Democratic Secretary of the Labor & Industry Committee, Democratic Chair of the Commerce sub-committee on Small Business, member of the Appropriations Committee, Vice Chair of the SAFE Caucus, which addresses gun violence prevention, and Co-founder of the Climate Caucus in the Pennsylvania House. Although she’s only been in office since 2015, Leanne has quickly emerged as a leading voice for women, families, and our environment.

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Mailing Address

Committee to Elect Leanne Krueger-Braneky
PO Box 22
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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Dave Delloso – PA House 162

Dave Delloso for PA House 162

 

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Mike Zabel – PA House 163

Mike Zabel for PA House 163

Mike Zabel: An Advocate for Delaware County

“Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights.” – Thomas Jefferson

mike zabel logoMy name is Mike Zabel, and I’m running for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 163rd legislative district because we need a change. Harrisburg is a mess.

Today, we have a state government run by Republicans from districts in central and western Pennsylvania, hundreds of miles away. These guys don’t care about Delaware County, and our local Republican politicians can’t (or won’t) stand up to their bosses.

It isn’t fair to Havertown, Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, and Aldan. Our taxes are too high, our schools are underfunded, and it seems like every other day there’s a new cut in public services, or an attack on environmental protections. Enough is enough.

I want to go to Harrisburg and fight for you, so I’m asking for your support.

Here’s what I’ll promise you: I’m not beholden to any special interests. You get me, not somebody who faithfully obeys party bosses or is owned by deep-pocketed donors. I’ll fight for what is best for our hometowns. Delaware County will take a backseat to no one.

I’m ready to do it, but I need your help. Let’s make change happen.

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Mailing Address

Friends of Mike Zabel
P.O. Box 450
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Margo Davidson – PA House 164

Margo Davidson for PA House 164

 

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Jennifer O’Mara – PA House 165

Jennifer O'Mara for PA House 165

About Jennifer O’Mara

jennifer o'mara logoJennifer O’Mara was born in Southwest Philadelphia to a career firemen and a stay-at-home mom. After her father’s suicide when she was 13 years old, Jennifer and her family moved to Prospect Park, Delaware County.

At Interboro High School, a caring public school teacher recognized that Jennifer was struggling to cope with her personal tragedy and encouraged her to channel her energies in a productive direction. Jennifer became a leader in student council, where she discovered a passion for government. She was selected to serve as a student representative on the Interboro School Board, and subsequently attended a leadership camp sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Student Council (PASC), an organization that Jennifer still volunteers for over a decade later.

As the daughter of a single mother, and with two younger brothers at home, affording college was a significant challenge. With the help of financial aid, student loans, and by working three part-time jobs, Jennifer O’Mara was able to attend West Chester University. She earned a dual degree in history and secondary education, and became certified to teach in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer O’Mara went on to earn a Master of Liberal Arts in English and history from the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been employed for five and a half years. She currently holds the position of Assistant Director of University Stewardship, working alongside her colleagues to steward the University’s top donors. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Directors for PASC, and teaches organization and personal time management to high school students at the organization’s statewide leadership training program.

Jennifer and her husband, Bradford Bitting, were married in August 2017, and currently reside in Springfield, Pennsylvania, with their two cats.

Jennifer O’Mara On The Issues

Jennifer O’Mara believes there is more that unites us than divides us. She is committed to the idea of government working to serve the people. As an elected official, she will advocate for quality education for our children, affordable healthcare for all, good job opportunities for all skill levels, and the finest care for our veterans. Her dedication to public service is deeply rooted in her own experience, and her ability to deliver practical solutions has been similarly forged by her challenging personal journey.

Jennifer’s friends, family, and community members know her as an action-oriented advocate, who is always ready to help others. She is incredibly hard-working and always puts the needs of others first. She navigated the college financial aid process for one of her younger brothers, who has since graduated from Temple University. She has also successfully advocated with the Department of Veteran Affairs for her husband, a combat veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient.

 

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Mailing Address

630 Yale Ave., #4
Morton, PA 19070

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Greg Vitali – PA House 166

Greg Vitali for PA House 166

 

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Kristine Howard – PA House 167

Kristine Howard for PA House 167

About Kristine Howard

Kristine Howard is known in suburban Philadelphia as a political activist working for progressive Democratic candidates. She served as a member of the Chester County Democratic Committee while balancing the responsibilities of work and parenting.

She worked her way through college at the University of Pennsylvania and law school at Rutgers in Camden. After law school, she planned to pursue a career in public interest law, but like many women, her career plans took a detour after getting married and having children.

After law school, she spent five years in New Mexico, where she ran a small legal and social services organization. When she came back to Pennsylvania, she devoted the next several years to raising her three boys and four girls. It was not easy to combine a “real” career with raising a large family. Still, she always found a way to stay engaged in civic interests and social activism. She worked for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and was a child advocate for children in foster care in Philadelphia.

Kristine Howard On The Issues

Her keen interest in children and child welfare opened the door to her current position, working for the County investigating child abuse cases. She has seen a darker side of the wealthy and beautiful Chester County communities where she has raised her family. Her experiences as a social worker, mother and political activist drove her decision to enter the Democratic Primary for State Representative in the 167th District, located in eastern region of Chester County.

Kristine understands the challenges working people face raising a family, wanting good schools for their children and opportunities for higher education and careers. She knows how difficult it can be for a woman to find career equality, even with a first class education and strong skill sets. She has been on the front line with kids falling through the cracks and suffering abuse, neglect and missed opportunities in one of the wealthiest counties in the country.

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 252
Malvern, PA 19355

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Kristin Seale – PA House 168

Kristin Seale the PA House 168

About Kristin Seale

Kristin Seale lives in Media Borough, PA. She is the proud mother of two daughters as well as spouse to Chris Seale. Raised by a hard-working single mother in Baltimore, Kristin was taught the that if they had enough to eat and a place to sleep, it was their responsibility to serve others in need. She spent her childhood volunteering in her community, including Maryland School for the Blind, a homeless breakfast, peer groups for children of separation and divorce, and the first wave of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Kristin is a lifelong public servant. She currently serves on the leadership team of a statewide energy nonprofit helping Pennsylvanians of every ratepayer class conserve energy and save money through energy efficiency. She advocates for, and successfully moves, bipartisan legislation in two state legislatures through community-led and coalition-based collaboration with elected decision makers. She is a founder of two successful nonprofit women’s sports organizations — one local, and one international in scope. Kristin earned a Bachelors of Public and Community Health from New Mexico State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Villanova University.

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In the summer of 2016, Kristin proudly represented the 7th Congressional District of Pennsylvania as a Sanders Labor Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In 2017 Kristin graduated from Emerge PA’s intensive candidate training program. She was honored to be selected from of thousands of applicants for the 2017 national candidate training of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

Kristin was elected Rose Tree Media School Board Director in November 2017, winning an historic number of votes in the race. She was sworn in on December 5th, 2017, and enjoys serving her community and the students of the RTMSD every day.

Kristin Seale On The Issues

Kristin Seale’s passion for public service and lifelong grassroots advocacy work inform her commitment to serving all constituents in the 168th House District. Her record of moving and protecting bipartisan legislation in Republican-led legislatures in both New Mexico and Pennsylvania demonstrates her ability to not just reach across the aisle, but build relationships that get real work done for the people she serves.

You can expect her to be an active and compassionate listener, to hear your ideas for a stronger district that reflects your needs, who wants you to inform how she can best represent you. She hopes to bring a strong, community-informed voice to the important decision making that impacts our public safety, public education, civil rights and social equity, improving the health and lives of our community and fostering economic growth in the 168th that benefits everyone.

Kristin Seale has no interest in a partisan seat flip. She’s here to Serve The 168th.

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Sarah Hammond for PA House 169

 

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Mike Doyle – PA House 170

Mike Doyle for PA House 170

About Mike Doyle

When I moved to Parkwood 14 years ago with my future wife, I had no idea how much this community would come to mean to me. Today, I know this place and the people who I’ve met here, are the reason that I am alive today. When I was at the lowest point in my life and dealing with alcoholism and addiction, it was the people of Parkwood and the Far Northeast who gave me hope and welcomed me with open arms. I believe that when we see one another’s common humanity, we can begin to look at issues outside of the typical lens of politics. I’m running for office because while our district faces many challenges, they are by no means insurmountable. This community’s strength and resilience coupled with the right leadership, will enable us to find common ground and work together to fight for a place where we can all flourish.

Mike Doyle On The Issues

At this moment in time when Harrisburg and DC are full of division and hyper-partisanship, I believe our community needs a representative to work from a place of compassion and unity. When we focus on what we have in common rather than what divides us, we can build community and understanding to tackle difficult issues, whether it’s the opioid epidemic, building a stronger economy for workers and local businesses, protecting our immigrants or establishing mutual trust between the police and residents. I will dedicate myself to listening to you and fighting for policies that will improve the lives of all Pennsylvanians.

 


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Erin McCracken – PA House 171

Erin McCracken for PA House 171

 

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Kevin Boyle – PA House 172

Kevin Boyle for PA House 172

 

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Michael Driscoll – PA House 173

Michael Driscoll for PA House 173

 

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Ed Neilson – PA House 174

Ed Neilson for PA House 174

 

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Mary Isaacson – PA House 175

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Claudette Williams – PA House 176

Claudette Williams for PA House 176

About Claudette Williams

Claudette Williams, a proven leader and problem solver, delivers keynote addresses and presentations drawing upon her experience as a Sergeant Major in the US Army. Her personal endeavors to overcome statistics and access higher goals led her to achieve the rank of Sergeant Major, a position earned by less than 1% of the US Armed Forces. With 30 years of service in the US Army, her missions included serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. Ms. Williams led her soldiers in missions to Iraq, Afghanistan, Dubai, the Oman regions, Kuwait, and several other areas in Southwest Asia.

Claudette is Mount Pocono’s Borough Council President. She is the first woman of color to be elected to this position. She is also the Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee; according to a local newspaper, she is the first African-American to hold the chair of any political party in the county’s history. Claudette also serves as a Police Commissioner for the Pocono Regional Police, where she is also the first African-American to hold a seat as a Commissioner.

A longtime resident of Mount Pocono, Claudette is an active community member. She is involved in many aspects of the community, such as the African-American Network, National Council of Negro Women, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the League of Women Voters, Disabled American Veterans, and as a member of the PA State Veteran Causes, among others.

Her latest projects include helping individuals in her community gain permanent resident status and citizenship through US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Homeland Security Department. Claudette also recently presented the Mount Pocono Borough Council with a resolution to adopt the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Junior Council Person Program. The program seeks to educate and involve the youth of the borough in their local government, and to reach out to possible future members of the council, benefitting the youth and all borough residents.

Claudette has earned numerous civilian and military awards. The Mount Pocono Citizen Award was presented to her upon her return from Iraq.

While she is proud of her many accomplishments and contributions, Claudette highlights her greatest as being the mother of three beautiful children, Brianna and fraternal twins Kwame and Niambi.

Claudette Williams In Her Own Words

“My strength, dedication, and drive are founded upon the biblical scripture: ‘For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required’. I see, hear, feel and know that the purpose of my life is to empower, be the truth, stand in the gap and build bridges for those who can’t.”

 

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Joe Hohenstein – PA House 177

Joe Hohenstein for PA House 177

About Joe Hohenstein

Joe Hohenstein is a Democrat running for State Representative in Pennsylvania’s 177th State
House District in Philadelphia covering Bridesburg, Mayfair, Port Richmond, Northwood, Frankford, Kensington, Wissinoming, and Harrowgate.

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Born and raised in Frankford, Joe Hohenstein grew up in a union household.  His Mom was a shop steward with AFSCME DC 47 and his father a member of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.  His parents continue to live in his childhood home, while Joe lives just blocks away in the house where he and his wife Brandi raised their two daughters, Emma and Maggie.

As an attorney and small business owner, Joe’s professional career is dedicated to helping the community and fighting for justice.  Nationally renowned for his experience solving challenging immigration cases, Joe’s work focuses on keeping families united and protecting the rights of immigrants. He has served for years on the National Amicus Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  Notably, when President Trump signed the infamous Travel Ban in early 2017, Joe was part of the legal team that successfully sued the President to reunite a Syrian Christian family who was legally immigrating to our country but was ruled ineligible mid-flight.

Joe’s leadership experience spans the non-profit sector and field of education.  As faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law, he developed the school’s first immigration law clinic.  He continues to receive awards and recognition for his guidance of students and colleagues in the intricacies of one of the most complex areas of U.S. law.

For more than 15 years, Joe has served on the board of Frankford Friends School. As Clerk (Chair) of that Board, he helped lead a three phase expansion project that included constructing a new building and outdoor learning area, and repurposing an abandoned neighboring church for the school’s gym and music programs.

Graduating from Earlham College with a degree in International Studies in 1989, Joe then attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he received his J.D. in 1993 and passed the bar the same year.

 

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Contact

Phone: 267-289-2101

Email: votehohenstein@gmail.com

Website: http://www.votehohenstein.com/

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Helen Tai – PA House 178

Helen Tai for PA House 178

About Helen Tai

As a public servant, business owner and community volunteer, Helen Tai is committed to partnering with people and organizations to find common sense solutions.

Now in her fifth year on the Solebury Township board of supervisors and its current chair, Helen has collaborated with area residents and employed tried and true business approaches to address local issues, such as keeping water clean and safe and eliminating government waste.

Building on her two decades of experience partnering with organizations and people to reach their goals, 10 years ago she started Enabling Innovation, LLC, a consulting firm that uses proven business improvement methodologies to drive transformational innovation. She continues to lead that company today.

Previously she was at Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products division, where she trained and coached senior management in developing and implementing business vision, mission, and strategies, led global process improvement projects, and worked as a statistician. She also worked at other companies, including G.D. Searle and Company and Information Resources, Inc.

With a fourth degree black belt in the martial art of aikido, Helen and her husband founded Fearless Heart Aikido in New Hope, where they teach their students the philosophy and wisdom of aikido.

Additionally, she is a long-time Penn State Master Gardener volunteer, who educates the public about best practices in sustainable horticulture and environmental stewardship.

Born and raised in Detroit and the surrounding area, the daughter of Chinese immigrants earned her bachelor of science in statistics from the University of Michigan and a masters of arts in statistics from Penn State.

Before calling Solebury home in 2000, she lived and worked in a variety of places, in the U.S. and abroad including China and the Philippines.

Helen and her husband of nearly 30 years, sculptor John McDevitt, are frequently seen walking on the towpath with their dog Cosmo.

 

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Mailing Address

Committee to Elect Helen Tai
2827 River Road
New Hope, PA 18938

Contact

Website: https://www.helentai.com/

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Jason Dawkins – PA House 179

Jason Dawkins for PA House 179

 

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Angel Cruz – PA House 180

Angel Cruz for PA House 180

 

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Malcolm Kenyatta for PA House 181

 

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Brian Sims – PA House 182

Brian Sims for PA House 182

 

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Mailing Address

Sims4Pa PAC
P.O. Box 15941
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contact

Email: info@sims4pa.com

Website: http://www.sims4pa.com

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Jason Ruff – PA House 183

Jason Ruff for PA House 183

The District’s Best Choice for State Representative is Jason Ruff, a hardworking, passionate community leader committed to being the strong advocate we need. A 1995 graduate of Northampton High School and graduated from Kutztown University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and holistic leadership. I’m the small business owner of Charlotte Fay’s Main Street Diner in Slatington, PA, a member of the Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, and have worked in the financial services sector. I am currently serving as Vice-President of the Slatington Borough Council, chair of the Human and Community Services Committee and am council’s representative on the committee tasked with updating the Northern Lehigh County Region’s Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan. My volunteer activities include being a member of the Lehigh County Blight Task Force, the D & L Trail steering committee to build stronger bonds between trail users and the Lehigh and Northampton County community businesses, and serve as the acting chair of the Slatington Revitalization Partnership, a local merchant group tasked with economic development and community improvement. We lose our voice when we let party politics control government. Hard-working citizens deserve strong, passionate leadership and representation and I will be that voice in Harrisburg. We deserve a leader committed to asking tough questions, talk about what isn’t working, listen, then go to Harrisburg and fight for resources and smart solutions that work for everyone in our district. I’m committed to strengthening our families and workforce, smart property tax reform that supports students and our school districts, fair districts that give voice to every vote, non-discrimination and sexual harassment laws, fair wages for all citizens, expanding services and support for our veterans, seniors, and our small business owners, addressing our opioid crisis, preserving farmland and open spaces, and community improvements that increase property values and decrease property taxes. We need fresh, experienced leadership, growth, economic development and progress for our beautiful district and this is the year to vote on November 6th for that proven community leadership in Jason Ruff

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Mailing Address

662 Main Street
Slatington, PA 18080

Contact

Phone: (484) 265-1129

Email: info@votejasonruff.com

Website: https://votejasonruff.com/

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Elizabeth Fiedler – PA House 184

Elizabeth Fiedler for PA House 184

About Elizabeth Fiedler

Elizabeth Fiedler is a former reporter, young mother, and first-time candidate for the office of State Representative for the 184th House District of Pennsylvania. Her family receives health insurance through the ACA and her children get health insurance through CHIP and Medicaid. Healthcare and education aren’t abstract policy priorities for her, but issues that affect her everyday life.

When elected, she will fight for high quality universal healthcare for all of us. She will work to ensure fair and full funding of our schools and to end the school to prison pipeline. She will also fight for an economy that works for all of us — not just the richest few and corporate interests.

elizabeth fiedlerElizabeth was raised in Central Pennsylvania by her parents, two union educators.

Elizabeth Fiedler On The Issues

Elizabeth Fiedler will stand in solidarity with unions and unionized workers. She will champion legislation that makes it easier for workers to unionize. She will ensure that all workers have safe working conditions, fair wages, healthcare, and union representation. Elizabeth will also push to have the state invest in long term, family sustaining jobs and oppose policies that give tax breaks to the richest few at the cost of our communities. She opposes efforts to privatize our public resources.

 

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Mailing Address

Friends of Elizabeth Fiedler
PO Box 2468
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Maria Donatucci – PA House 185

Maria Donatucci for PA House 185

 

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Jordan Harris – PA House 186

Jordan Harris for PA House 186

 

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Michael Blichar Jr. – PA House 187

Michael Blichar, Jr for PA House 187

About Michael Blichar Jr.

Michael Blichar Jr. was born in Lehigh County and raised in rural Pennsylvania in a working-class family. Michael has always had a passion for effective government that works for all people. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. He is a current and proud resident of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, where he has spent time engaging with local and regional communities to bring progressive issues to the forefront. Michael is a fervent advocate for LGBT rights as a member of the community, as well as voter rights, healthcare, & education.  In 2016 Michael was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as a trustee on the Kutztown University Council of Trustees. Currently he serves on the Kutztown Borough Planning Commission, is a Precinct Committee Person on the Berks County Democratic Committee, and is a national advisor with the It’s On Us campaign founded by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden.

Michael has felt that the concerns and the issues of the people of the 187th district have been placed to the side largely due to party politics and special interests. He is running to put the people back in control of their government and politics. If elected, Michael will bring reform and progressive change to Pennsylvania and the legislature.

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James Roebuck – PA House 188

James Roebuck for PA House 188

 

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Adam Rodriguez – PA House 189

Adam Rodriguez for PA House 189

About Adam Rodriguez

I’m an FDR-style, New Deal Democrat that understands there must be a healthy balance between conservation and progress. I’m currently currently employed by The Betesh Group, as Graphic Artist. I’ve been working in the Apparel Industry since 1996 as both a Designer and an Artist. I have over 23 years experience making highly salable product for the retail sector with national and international distribution. I’ve worked with some of the world’s leading brands and licenses along the way.

Previous to that, I worked for the NY/NJ Port Authority in their Maintenance Division at both the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, where I was a member of the Teamsters Union. I’ve also worked as an apprentice and Journeyman Carpenter in New York City in what used to be known as Local 608, of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, often working at heights doing various types of high-rise and Office Building construction.

I was Born in Englewood, NJ in 1963, graduated form Midland Park High School in 1982, and attended the Rhode Island School of Design for two years before leaving to pursue my professional interests. Both of my parents were talented professional artists and respected in their fields, a gift which they passed on to me, which I am thankful for everyday. I’m a creator and an artist with vision and the skills to make them into reality. I think it’s that vision, which is so lacking among many of our elected leaders, that we need to infuse BACK into our government…for, as FDR said “and when their is no vision, the people suffer.”

 

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Mailing Address

213 Spyglass Ct
East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Contact

Phone: 570-807-4282

Email: jacob@adamforpa.com

Website: http://www.adamforpa.com

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Vanessa Brown – PA House 190

Vanessa Brown for PA House 190

 

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Joanna McClinton – PA House 191

Joanna McClinton for PA House 191

 

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Morgan Cephas – PA House 192

Morgan Cephas for PA House 192

 

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Matt Nelson – PA House 193

Matt Nelson for PA House 193

Matt Nelson is dedicated to representing Pennsylvania’s 193rd district with integrity and an open mind. The last thing Harrisburg needs is another career politician. Instead, I offer the perspective of a scientist – someone trained to identify and solve complex problems based on facts, research, and ingenuity. I also want my children to grow up seeing a political process that works towards building bridges, and avoiding further political polarization. I’m a moderate Democrat and pride myself on being able to find common ground with most people. My experience collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds and leading people with varied perspectives will serve me well in forming relationships and working with constituents and colleagues on both sides of the political aisle.

I pride myself on being able to listen with intention. I want to understand what the residents of the 193rd really think about issues that are facing our district, state, and country. What can government do to help you or your family? How can government help you achieve your American Dream? One of the important things my campaign does is go door-to-door and ask people what is on their minds. If we haven’t made it to your door, feel free to let me know; what matters to you here.

We all have things we know a lot about. For me, it is science. I’m a chemist, and I know when I’m the expert in the room. I also know when I’m not. I think this is an important distinction. The job of a legislator is not to know everything about every topic that comes up for a vote. However, it is important to be informed and learn from the experts who do know the details. I’m meeting with people in a variety of industries and those with different viewpoints than my own, so I can understand issues from multiple perspectives so I can best represent the people of the 193rd. And, I’ll continue to do so when I’m elected. Do you have expertise you would like to share with me? Let me know.

I plan to be an active legislator. I won’t be going to Harrisburg just to collect a paycheck. I will lead on issues that matter to our district and the state as a whole. I’ll achieve this by serving on committees that address topics we care deeply about and sponsoring legislation that can make a difference.

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Pamela DeLissio – PA House 194

Pamela DeLissio for PA House 194

 

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Donna Bullock – PA House 195

Donna Bullock for PA House 195

 

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Danilo Burgos – PA House 197

Danilo Burgos for PA House 197

About Danilo Burgos

Danilo Burgos is a first generation Hispanic American whose family moved to Philadelphia in 1990. His family attended St. Veronica’s Church and owned and operated a grocery store in the Hunting Park neighborhood in the early 1990’s.

Danilo attended Roberto Clemente Middle School and graduated from Olney High School in 1997. While at Olney High School, Danilo was an active member of the ASPIRA club. Additionally, Danilo participated in the school’s athletic programs as a member of both the soccer and wrestling teams. It was in his senior year, that Danilo’s passion for social justice and activism took seed.

One significant marker in Danilo’s life was the murder of his uncle Jose Martinez, a Philadelphia grocery store owner, in 1994. This event drastically changed Danilo and sparked his intense interest in small business, social justice and the need for safe communities.

In 1998, he opened up his first grocery store in North Philadelphia. Additionally, that same year, Danilo and several grocery store owners founded the Dominican Grocers Association of Philadelphia (D.G.A.P.) in partnership with the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project (EPOP). Since 1999, the organization has grown to over 385 members in 2014.

Since that time, Danilo has continued owning and operating small businesses as well as becoming an established community leader. He is a tireless organizer and advocate; working for safer communities and economic stability. Danilo is a staunch believer in improving the quality of life for all Philadelphians.

Danilo has also served on the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Organizing Project, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, White Dog Community Foundation, Projectos Sin Fronteras and Visitation Community Center. In addition, Danilo has collaborated with Congreso de Latinos Unidos and The Latino Partnership on various projects and initiatives.

Danilo worked for Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez, as the Specialist for Zoning and Small Business, he is also the former Director of Constituent Services for Councilman At-Large Allan Domb.

As a father, Danilo’s children are his prime motivators and drive his passion to continue improving and building a better, safer and stronger City of Philadelphia.

 

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Rosita Youngblood – PA House 198

Rosita Youngblood for PA House 198

 

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Sherwood McGinnis – PA House 199

Sherwood McGinnis for PA House 199

During a 30-year career as a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Senior Foreign Service, Sherwood’s assignments included Afghanistan, Mexico, the Middle East, NATO, several European capitals, Washington. Before retiring he was assigned to join the faculty of the U.S. Army War College as Professor of National Security Studies, and he is currently an adjunct professor at both Dickinson College and the War College in Carlisle.

Throughout his career he got the job done, negotiating treaties, managing reconstruction projects in Bosnia and Eastern Europe, or helping to bring about justice in Afghanistan. After retiring, he worked and lived in Jordan as a senior advisor for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, a not-for-profit organization focused on economic development and local government issues.

He currently serves on the Bosler Memorial Library Board of Directors and the Parish Council of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Community, and is a member of the Carlisle-Sunrise Rotary Club, the Carlisle Area Religious Council and Cumberland Valley Rising.

Growing up in Richmond, Virginia, he earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees in history from the University of Virginia and a Doctorate in International Studies from the American University. His daughter, Claire, is currently attending law school.

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Phone: 512 567 5637

Email: McGinnisPA199th@gmail.com

Website: https://www.mcginnispa199th.org/

Chris Rabb – PA House 200

Chris Rabb for PA House 200

 

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Stephen Kinsey for PA House 201

 

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Jared Solomon for PA House 202

 

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Isabella Fitzgerald for PA House 203

 

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