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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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Chris Sainato – PA House 9

Chris Sainato for PA House 9

 

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Phone: (724) 656-1112

Email: repsainato@pahouse.net

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

Sam Doctor – PA House 11

Sam Doctor for PA House 11

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Email: samdocforpa11@gmail.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

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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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Daniel Deasy – PA House 27

Daniel Deasy for PA House 27

 

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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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Bill Kortz – PA House 38

Bill Kortz for PA House 38

 

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Dan Miller – PA House 42

Dan Miller for PA House 42

 

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Anita Astorino Kulik – PA House 45

Anita Astorino Kulik for PA House 45

 

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Mailing Address

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

Pam Snyder – PA House 50

Pam Snyder for PA House 50

 

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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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Joe Petrarca – PA House 55

Joe Petrarca for PA House 55

 

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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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Matthew Bradford – PA House 70

Matthew Bradford for PA House 70

 

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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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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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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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Patty Kim – PA House 103

Patty Kim for PA House 103

 

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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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Bridget Kosierowski – PA House 114

Bridget Kosierowski for PA House 114

Bridget Malloy Kosierowski is a lifelong Pennsylvanian; born and raised in Clarks Summit, educated as a registered nurse at Villanova University in Philadelphia, and today with her husband, Joseph, raising their four children in the same neighborhood where Bridget’s parents raised her and her five siblings.
The decision to run for public office is a very personal one for Bridget and her family. It is born from a professional life in the health care sector as a working nurse, as a mother to a young child who survived a devastating leukemia diagnosis, and as civic leader who believes that 114th district residents deserve a representative in Harrisburg who is working to fight for them and to stand up for what is right.
Bridget is not a career politician. She has not spent decades learning the ways of Harrisburg or Washington, D.C. But she believes wholeheartedly that there is power in bold thinking and there is credibility in conviction.
That’s what this race and this role mean to Bridget. Not simply to hold an elected office, but to build a stronger community with good jobs at a good wage; to place the interests of constituents ahead of personal, political, and financial interests; to protect women and children from sexual assault and abuse; for better schools, for a better healthcare system, and for property tax relief.
As the next representative for Pennsylvania’s 114th District, Bridget Malloy Kosierowski will be guided by a deep desire to improve the lives of ordinary men and women like each one of us and strive each day to make our communities a better place to live, to work, and to raise our families

Mailing Address

100 Old Lackawanna Trail Road
Clarks Summit PA, 18411

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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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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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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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Steve Samuelson – PA House 135

Steve Samuelson for PA House 135

 

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Robert Freeman – PA House 136

Robert Freeman for PA House 136

 

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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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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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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

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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Ben Sanchez – 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Movita Johnson-Harrell is a wife, mother and grandmother. She graduated in May of 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania with her Masters of Social Work. As the executive director of MECA, for over two decades she has advocated, cared for and fought to improve the quality of life for disenfranchised groups that include the chronically mentally ill, dually diagnosed (mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse disorders), intellectual disabilities, homeless, seniors and children. She is a Department of Human Services approved master, trainer and administrator.

Movita lost her father, only brother and a cousin to homicide. On January 13, 2011 Movita’s youngest of four children, Charles Andre Johnson 18 years old was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity. The Philadelphia police found that Charles was killed in a case of mistaken identity by two young men 23 and 25 years old with previous arrest records. Prior to his death, Charles worked full time in the family business. He worked everyday caring for over 100 chronically mentally ill adults. Charles had applied to school and the family received his acceptance letter the day after he passed away. 26 days after Charles died his only child, Khalif Johnson was born.

In April of 2011 after Charles’ murder, Movita created the CHARLES Foundation, (Creating Healthy Alternatives Results in Less Emotional Suffering) Since implementing the foundation Movita has worked nationally to protect and empower our youth. Movita coordinates survivor’s empowerment groups as well as therapeutic activities for child suvivors of homicide. She created and sponsors a “Be The Change” summer internship where she pays young people that are identified as “at risk” to participate in a 8 to 12 week program of empowerment, education and mentorship. She has been the Moral Voice of the Community for The City of Philadelphia for The Focused Deterrence Strategy where for several years she has engaged those likely to kill and/or be killed. In the first year of the Focused Deterrence pilot there was an over 50% reduction in homicide and gun violence. Movita is the Vice Chair for Heeding God’s Call to Eliminate Gun Violence which is a national interfaith organization dedicated to get the illegal guns off of the streets of our city. She has worked with The District Attorney’s Office, CeaseFire PA, Delco United for Sensible Gun Policy and many other initiatives to eliminate gun violence in Pennsylvania and nationally. For the past 7 years Movita has worked to engage and educate legislators to advocate for public safety and health initiatives, education, and to end mass incarceration. Movita goes to SCI Graterford Prison to engage the Lifers Association and to teach an Impact of Crime class to reduce inmate recidivism and has participated in their Annual Day of Responsibility. All activities and events for survivors are free. Movita has done the work for The CHARLES Foundation with no outside funding. She is dedicated to ending gun violence and empowering communities to heal from the trauma. In January of 2018 Movita was appointed as Supervisor of Victim/Witness Services and Restorative Justice at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office by District Attorney Lawrence Krasner.

Movita is the proud recipient of the Good Shepherd’s Mediation Program’s Shepherd of Peace Award, the University of Penn’s School of Social Work Anita Langsfeld Award, The Jane S. Abrams Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Resources for Children’s Health Community Service Award. Movita was honored as one of the first WDAS FM’s Women of Excellence. Movita is the recipient of the 2015 Lucien E. Blackwell Guiding Light in the Community Honors from Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and the City of Philadelphia. Movita has been honored by CeasefirePA as a “Guiding Light” to End Gun Violence and by The United Muslim Masjid for their Community Service Award.

Contact

Email: info@electmovita.com

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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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