Thursday, September 7, 2017
Melissa Shusterman, a fourth-generation Phoenixville-area resident, Conestoga High School graduate, business owner and mother wants to unseat incumbent state Rep. Warren Kampf in the 157th House District.
Shusterman, who has never held elected office before, is running on a “common sense before politics” platform and hopes to utilize recent Democratic Party energy by activists to flip the 157th District.
Shusterman said she 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 state representative, Shusterman said she will fight to protect seniors, put Pennsylvania on the path to fiscal responsibility, and put an end to the Keystone Exams.
She started her career in the media after receiving her master’s degree in media studies from American University. She worked in the field for 20 years at several different startup and national media companies including: The Food Network, VH1, FX, HGTV, MTV, QVC and Fuse network.
While raising her son as a single mother, she founded her own business, Fedora Media, a digital video production company that provides digital video for various devices and platforms. She has been an advocate for positive change and has worked on many political campaigns throughout her life. Recently she founded the Women’s Caucus of the Chester County Democratic Committee.
She states on her website that she will not be pushed around by party leaders or special interests. Instead she will listen to our community and her conscience.
Shusterman currently resides in Schuylkill Township with her husband, Hans, son Paris, and beloved Shih Tzu, Zoey.
For more information, visit her campaign website: www.melissashusterman.com
Republican Kampf has represented the 157th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2010, when he upset incumbent Democratic state Rep. Paul Drucker. Kampf is also a private practice attorney.
The 157th House District includes Phoenixville, Schuylkill and Tredyffrin townships in Chester County and about half of Upper Providence in Montgomery County.