Chatham University

2018 Women Candidates of PA

United States House of Representatives

+Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio

Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio

District: CD-14

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Bibiana “Bibie” Boerio

Bibie Boerio is a Latrobe native committed to getting things done from the start. Her parents taught her the value of family, neighborhoods, and unions working with management. Boerio applied these values when she joined Ford Motor Company in 1976. During her 30+ years there, she excelled in various finance, marketing, strategy, and Executive positions. Then, she was Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Sestak, where she gained experience in developing legislation. Her wealth of experience earned her a nomination to serve as Director of the U.S. Mint under President Obama. The Senate never acted on her nomination, and she returned to Westmoreland County. In 2013-2014, Boerio served as Interim President of Seton Hill University where she led the development of two new buildings, and strengthened community relations. Currently, she is a volunteer trustee on the Boards and Councils of many educational and community service organizations in SWPA.

Websites and Social Media

https://boerioforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/boerioforcongress/


+Susan Boser

Susan Boser

District: CD-15

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Susan Boser

Susan Boser is a professor at IUP, and her research focuses on how local government can combat social problems. She is a leader with the Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Task Force, where she works with county government and local organizations to contribute to the county’s economic development plan. Boser is on the Board of Directors for the Community Guidance Center and serves as the Treasurer on the Steering Committee for the Food Co-Op of Indiana, PA. Before teaching at IUP, she had 20 years-experience working for human services in rural, southwestern New York. Her work included providing home-based assistance and drug and alcohol rehabilitation to families in crisis. She is focused on creating job opportunities, combating the opioid crisis, raising the minimum wage, expanding mental health care services, supporting small businesses and agriculture, revitalizing infrastructure, and ensuring rural areas have high-speed internet.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.susanboserforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/boserforcongress


+Madeleine Dean

Madeleine Dean

District: CD-4

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Madeleine Dean

Madeleine Dean got her start in politics during dinner table discussion with her family while she was growing up. She was elected to serve as a local committee-person at 18. After graduating from law school, Dean practiced law with the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers and served as the executive director. Then, she opened a small, three-woman practice, and worked as in-house counsel for her husband’s business. Mad changed career paths and taught English at La Salle University for 10 years, before serving as Township Commissioner. In 2012, Madeleine was elected to the state legislator. Since her election, Madeleine has been an outspoken member, championing progressive priorities like funding public education, combating addiction, supporting equal rights, expanding access to healthcare, ethics, pushing criminal justice reform, and reducing gun violence. Back home, Dean has worked closely with local officials to bring millions of dollars in infrastructure projects that promote safer, more livable, and greener communities to the area she represents.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.mad4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/Mad4PA/


+Christina “Chrissy” Houlahan

Christina “Chrissy” Houlahan

District: CD-6

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Christina “Chrissy” Houlahan

Chrissy Houlahan is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and served as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve for 3 years and 13 years in Reserve. She was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AND1 Basketball, transforming the company from a small startup to a major apparel and footwear brand. Houlahan was the founding COO of B-Lab, a nonprofit that promotes B-Corporations and good business practices. She was a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia and served in Teach for America. Formerly, she was president and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer for Springboard Collaborative, a Philadelphia-based organization focused on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities country-wide. Chrissy’s legislative priorities are: ensuring quality, affordable healthcare for all Pennsylvanians, ensuring all students have access to quality education, growing the economy, reducing money in politics, protecting our environment and combating climate change, supporting veterans and their families, and protecting women’s’ rights.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.chrissyhoulahanforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/HoulahanForPA/


Ready to Run™ Alumna

2017

+Pearl Kim

Pearl Kim

District: CD-5

Party Affiliation: Republican

Pearl Kim

Pearl Kim is running for Congress as a voice for all who want to achieve the American Dream. As Chief of the Human Trafficking Unit in the Special Victims and Domestic Violence Division for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, Pearl sought justice for those who were victimized through no fault of their own. As a Prosecutor, Pearl handled Protection from Abuse matters, child physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, human trafficking, and internet crimes against children cases. She was appointed by PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro as a Senior Deputy Attorney General, where she focused on keeping students safe on campus. She was also the first prosecutor in the Commonwealth to secure a conviction under Pennsylvania’s new landmark human trafficking law, which she helped shape. Both Democratic and Republican Governors have appointed Pearl Kim to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian American Affairs.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.pearlkimforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/PearlKimPA/


Ready to Run™ Alumna

2014

+Jessica “Jess” King

Jessica “Jess” King

District: CD-11

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jessica “Jess” King

Jess King is a working mom, small business champion, and a leader in local economic development. As a Mennonite, Jess and her family have made a commitment to voluntary service for the common good, and she has fulfilled this by fighting for affordable housing and community development in Pittsburgh’s East End and around the state. In 2007, Jess moved home to Lancaster and began working with Pennsylvanians starting their own business. By 2010, she became Executive Director of ASSETS; while in this position, she expanded ASSETS impact from 150 business leaders to 1,500 in 7 years. Under her leadership, ASSETS supports businesses that hire individuals with barriers to employment, pay family-sustaining wages, and increase employee ownership. King is committed to building stronger communities, and supporting small business that serve the people and planet not just profit. She understands that most Americans want similar things and will advocate for causes that benefit the greater community.

Websites and Social Media

https://jesskingforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/jesskingforcongress/


+Mary Gay Scanlon

Mary Gay Scanlon

District: CD-5

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Mary Gay Scanlon

Mary Gay Scanlon has been advocating for the rights of children, low income families, and women as a lawyer for more than 33 years. She has worked with the Support Center for Child Advocates, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Children at Risk, the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania, and represented the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team and Women’s Soccer Teams in their respective strikes for equal pay. She experience representing and defending the rights of students with disabilities and the parents of these children to ensure everyone has access to quality education. Scanlon has a long history of assisting those fleeing violence and persecution, including refugees, political asylum seekers, victims of crime, domestic violence survivors, and human trafficking survivors. Scanlon protects the right to vote by combating voter suppression and gerrymandering, and she volunteers with the Wills for Heroes program providing free estate planning for veterans and first responders.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.scanlonforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/scanlonforcongress


+Susan Ellis Wild

Susan Ellis Wild

District: CD-7

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Susan Ellis Wild

Susan Wild is a thirty-year resident of the Lehigh Valley, who is a well-respected lawyer. While she was the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown, she shepherded in a new era of accountability and transparency. Wild is a trusted community leader who shares her neighbors values and believes economic prosperity and caring for the vulnerable are feasible goals. She knows that working-class families deserve a break in this economy, not the big city billionaires and wealthy corporations. Wild has been recognized by Governor Wolf for her leadership and innumerable contributions to Pennsylvania in 2017, and was selected as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” for the past eight years, among other achievements. When she is not working, Susan can be found spending time with her family, gardening, or working with community organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank, and Program for Women and Families.

Websites and Social Media

https://wildforcongress.com
https://www.facebook.com/wildforcongress/



Pennsylvania State Senate

+Elisabeth “Lisa” Baker

Elisabeth “Lisa” Baker

District: PA-20

Party Affiliation: Republican

Elisabeth “Lisa” Baker

State Senator Lisa Baker is currently serving her third term representing the 20th District. She is noted for her accessibility in the district; her practical, reasonable approach to problem-solving, and her bipartisan work on constructive legislation. Her advocacy efforts have benefitted everyone in her district as she assisted community organizations and projects in job creation efforts, library expansions, senior housing initiatives, and recreation programs. State Senator Baker worked with county and municipal officials to upgrade sewer and water systems, among other collaborative issues. She is committed to bettering the lives of her constituents by pushing for changes governing the juvenile justice system, assisting veterans in their families, holding natural gas drilling companies to high standards and ensuring public health. In addition to her legislative accomplishments, State Senator Baker is active in a variety of organizations throughout her community, and has received a plethora of awards for her service.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.senatorbaker.com
https://www.facebook.com/senatorlisabaker


+Camera Bartolotta

Camera Bartolotta

District: PA-46

Party Affiliation: Republican

Camera Bartolotta

State Senator Camera Bartolotta brings an entrepreneurial spirit and real world experience to representing the residents of the 46th District. Prior to her election to the senate in 2014, she opened Duke of Oil, the first quick-lube business in the Mon Valley, which provides quality, affordable service since 1988. She also produced “La Dolce Vita” a cooking show that aired on WPXI-TV and PCNC. State Senator Bartolotta’s committee assignments reflects the concerns of her constituents including the need for quality, family-sustaining jobs, and smaller government. She serves as Chair of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, which examines proposals to consolidate services and agencies. During her time in the Senate, Camera has authored several laws, including helping judges keep the most dangerous domestic violence offenders behind bars, protecting Pennsylvania’s fresh water supply authorizing Transportation Network Companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in all 67 counties, and strengthening penalties for motorists who injure workers and emergency responders in construction zones.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.senatorbartolotta.com
https://www.facebook.com/senatorbartolotta
https://twitter.com/senbartolotta

+Emily Garbuny Best

Emily Garbuny Best

District: PA-30

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Emily Garbuny Best

Emily Best moved to McConnellsburg six years ago to work on an organic farm. Now, she manages a farmers’ cooperative, where she sells locally produced fruits and vegetables, which allows farmers to make a profit and keep their land. She is running for State Senate because she believes communities deserve better politicians than the ones who make promises they can’t keep, who don’t understand what it’s like to raise a family with two working parents, who tell us that they’re looking out for us but really only looking out for themselves, and who are ignoring how hard we must work to survive in this economy. While running as a Democrat, Best believes the two-party system is broken, and a new generation of leaders will change the system and engage more citizens. Emily vows to always put the citizens of District 30 before party politics, because listening, identifying solutions, and compromising creates necessary change.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.electemilybest.com
https://www.facebook.com/electemilybest
https://twitter.com/electemilybest

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2013

+Lisa M. Boscola

Lisa M. Boscola

District: PA-18

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lisa M. Boscola

State Senator Lisa Boscola has spent most of her career working to improve the lives of Lehigh Valley Residents. Boscola was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1994, and is currently in her 5th term as State Senator. Throughout her legislative career, State Senator Boscola has worked tirelessly to bring property tax reform to the forefront. She is a leading proponent of the elimination of local school property tax, and introduced legislation to freeze property taxes on seniors. State Senator Boscola has been a strong advocate for funding economic development programs with records of job creation and retention such as the Ben Franklin Technology Centers, Small Business Development Center, and the Manufacturer’s Resource Center. Most recently, she was instrumental in bringing a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) designation to Bethlehem which attempts to redevelop vacant steel land into productive, diverse job opportunities.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.senatorboscola.com
https://www.facebook.com/SenLisaBoscola


+Michele Brooks

Michele Brooks

District: PA-50

Party Affiliation: Republican

Michele Brooks

After serving several successful terms as a Mercer County Commissioner and State Representative for the 17th District, Michele Brooks was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2014. State Senator Brooks’ was the first woman elected to represent the 17th District in the House, and 50th District in the Senate. During her tenure in the House, Brooks actively fought against the tolling of Interstate 80; Worked with business owners to create a more job-friendly business climate by reducing taxes on job creators, improved services for senior citizens, reprioritized government spending by limiting borrowing, and supported the elimination of the inheritance tax on farms to help preserve Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. She continues to work in the Senate for regulatory reform, job creation, and fiscal responsibility, while serving as a strong but compassionate voice for children, older citizens, and rural Pennsylvanians.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.senatorbrooks.com
https://www.facebook.com/senatormichelebrooks/


+Maria Collett

Maria Collett

District: PA-12

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Maria Collett

Maria Collett is a lifelong advocate for those in need. She worked as an attorney specializing in children victimized by abuse and neglect, before changing career paths to nursing. Collett worked in pediatric home health, trauma and long term care, she has provided support, comfort, and supporter for people in their most vulnerable moments. As State Senator, she will continue to dedicate herself to the needs of the community, and will bring fresh ideas to Harrisburg, where smart decisions and thoughtful discourse can launch Pennsylvania to the forefront of progressive change. She believes in expanding access to healthcare, ensuring water is safe to drink, protecting the environment, growing the economy, investing in public education and children, reforming government, and prohibiting discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.mariaforpasenate.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MariaforPA/
https://twitter.com/mariaforpa

+Tina Davis

Tina Davis

District: PA-6

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Tina Davis

For over ten years, Tina Davis has been fighting for the people of Bucks County as a council member in Bristol Township. While on Council, she quickly became vice president, and served on its finance, pension, and building, planning, and zoning committees. Councilwoman Davis played an integral part in road repairs, creating a local Keystone Opportunity Zone to develop a major vacant property, and securing county, state, and federal, support on a variety of projects. In 2010, Davis was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. While in Harrisburg, Representative Davis has continued her focus on economic development programs including job creation, pay equity, property tax reform, and programs assisting families and veterans. She has gained a reputation as a champion for public education, environmental safeguards, better health care, and women’s rights. Her extensive experience as a public servant and accomplishments in the legislator qualify her to serve as State Senator for the 6th District.

Websites and Social Media

http://votetinadavis.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteTinaDavis/


+Linda Fields

Linda Fields

District: PA-24

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Linda Fields

For the last 28 years, Linda Fields has worked as a National Organizer and Business Agent for the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, District 1199C, AFSCME, and AFL-CIO. Formerly, Fields served on the Advisory Board for Borough Council Norristown, PA. She has also volunteered with the local and national Democratic Party for 26 years, 25-year voter registration volunteer, 18-year Delegate with the Philadelphia Central Labor Council, and 14-year Heart Health Advocate. Her political goals include: make life better for Veterans, improve healthcare access and benefits for all PA citizens, develop employment and education, ensure constituents concerns are addressed in Harrisburg. Fields believes family comes first, integrity matters, justice should prevail, service above self, honesty is a given, humility is a gift, and bipartisanship is a must.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.fields4senate.com
https://www.facebook.com/LindaFieldsforSenate/


+Lois Herr

Lois Herr

District: PA-48

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lois Herr

Lois Herr has spent her lifetime defending women’s rights, and expanding opportunities in business and politics. Currently, Lois serves her community as Chair of the Lebanon County Democratic Committee, and as a member of Mt. Gretna Boro Council. Over the years, Herr has focused on supporting progressive women candidates working to solve problems, improve quality of life, and defend the rights and opportunities for women. Fighting for women has been a consistent thread through Herr’s business, education, and volunteer activities. Throughout her career, Herr has brought people together to solve problems while learning to manage marketing, operations, finance, and corporate planning; she served on corporate, civic, and service organizations boars, led her local Rotary Club as President, chaired the Lancaster county Planning Commission, and was on the Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners. Herr owns and operate a small farm in Lancaster County.

Websites and Social Media

https://loisherrforpasenate.com
https://www.facebook.com/LoisHerrForPASenate/
https://twitter.com/HerrforPASenate

+Judith McCormick Higgins

Judith McCormick Higgins

District: PA-28

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Judith McCormick Higgins

Judith Higgins is a veteran, small business owner, educator, and human resources administrator. She volunteered in Lower Windsor Township and was a public servant for more than 25 years. For over 40 years, Judith lovingly acted as a caregiver for her sister, and twice relied on Medicaid for the life-saving medicine she needed to treat her breast cancer. Higgins’ researches women’s journey to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, and the insight informs her advocacy. She welcomes the opportunity to be a strong voice in Harrisburg for equal rights, pay equity, protection against discrimination and violence, and women’s rights to their healthcare. Since 1997, Judith has been an adjunct professor at Penn State York, and for 21 years she worked as a human resources consultant. Her experiences gave her the skills to analyze policy in its’ interactions with existing structure, in the short-term, and the long term.

Websites and Social Media

https://judithhiggins.com
https://www.facebook.com/higginsforpa/


+Sue Mulvey

Sue Mulvey

District: PA-50

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Sue Mulvey

Sue Mulvey is a school nurse in Meadville and long-time resident of Sharon, Pennsylvania. For over 25 years, Mulvey has worked for the people in the 50th district. While in nursing school, Sue started a coat drive to comfort the children on the Shenango Valley. She continued this work as a nurse for UMPC with her “Warmth for Winter” Campaign. In addition to her responsibilities as school nurse, Sue is the president of the WiNS Project, a non-profit she founded in 2013. To date, WiNS has provided over 37,000 packages of weekend nutrition to the children of the Crawford Central School District. Sue knows the people of the 50th District need a voice in Harrisburg, and believes the district deserves a fighter for better jobs, public education, and affordable access to quality, local healthcare.

Websites and Social Media

http://sueforsenate.com
https://www.facebook.com/senatormichelebrooks/
https://twitter.com/SueforSenate

+Katie Muth

Katie Muth

District: PA-44

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Katie Muth

Katie Muth is a dynamic leader ready to make Harrisburg more effective for the citizens of Pennsylvania. She drives change by creating opportunities and providing resources to those who seek to be active in their communities. After the 2016 presidential election, Muth met with local community members to organize a grassroots effort to empower those who want positive social change, and in the process created Indivisible Mid Montco. Currently, Katie is Chair, and membership has blossomed to hundreds of members throughout the county. Katie is ready to bring logic, compassion, and reason to Harrisburg, ensuring evidence-based approach is used to tackle problems in healthcare, education, and the economy. She will fight to ensure that freedom, balance, and progress are centered during the decision-making process of all legislation. Muth is committed to create protections for women and families, including equal pay, affordable child care, livable wage, and paid family leave.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.katiemuthforpasenate44.com
https://www.facebook.com/katiemuthforpasenate44
https://twitter.com/kmuthPAsenate44

+Kristin Phillips-Hill

Kristin Phillips-Hill

District: PA-28

Party Affiliation: Republican

Kristin Phillips-Hill

Kristin Phillips-Hill has dedicated most of her adult life to public service and making communities stronger. Over the past 27 years, Kristin has been an active member in her neighborhood by serving on various athletic booster clubs, parent organizations, and church groups. In 2011, Kristin was elected to the Dallastown school board for seeking fiscal responsibility and educational excellence. While on the Board, she fought against tax increases, worked to keep spending in check, and improved educational outcomes. Then, in 2015, Kristin was elected as State Representative. While there, she listened to the people she represented, made their agenda her agenda, and quickly made a name for herself by working on the issues important to them: property tax elimination, fighting tax increases, improving education, and introducing bills making Pennsylvania more business friendly. Kristin Phillips-Hill is a principled conservative running for State Senate to continue to represent the needs and wants of her constituents first.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.kristin2018.com
https://www.facebook.com/KPH4senate/


+Tarah Probst

Tarah Probst

District: PA-40

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Tarah Probst

Tarah Probst is the current mayor of Stroudsburg with a background in marketing. She helped business owners grow and connect with customers the same way she speaks with, understands, and helps her constituents. In 2016, she opened a downtown restaurant to be a part of the community she serves. Probst entered politics when the local school board closed two elementary schools, including her son’s. While her efforts to stop the school closings failed, she successfully ran a campaign to unseat board members. As mayor, she has been fiscally responsible and provided savings to her taxpayers. Every day she works with citizens and business to address their concerns, including better promotion of community events. Mayor Probst’s experience and accomplishments as mayor, and membership in a wide array of organizations, uniquely situates her as a perfect candidate to represent the residents of the 40th Senatorial district.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.tarahprobstforsenate.com
https://www.facebook.com/TarahForSenate
https://twitter.com/TarahProbst

+Marguerite C. Quinn

Marguerite C. Quinn

District: PA-10

Party Affiliation: Republican

Marguerite C. Quinn

Marguerite Quinn is a former business professional, active community volunteer, and respected State Representative. Representative Quinn entered public service to make a difference, and has always said no to partisan political games. As State Representative she has delivered more state funding for education and public schools than ever before – while protecting taxpayers from massive income and sales tax increases. Quinn has passed important laws protecting the environment, streamlining healthcare access, fighting the opioid epidemic, and preserving open spaces. As State Senator, Representative Quinn will continue her role as an independent and effective voice on issues such as education, state budget, job and economic growth, common sense gun control, mental health reform, opioid epidemic, environmental preservation, and in other ways address important local issues.

Websites and Social Media

https://quinn4senate.com
https://www.facebook.com/Quinn4Senate/


+Christine M. Tartaglione

Christine M. Tartaglione

District: PA-2

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Christine M. Tartaglione

State Senator Christine Tartaglione is a lifetime Philadelphia resident, and in 1994 became the fifth woman State Senator. In 2010, she became the first woman elected to Senate Democratic Leadership when she was chosen Caucus Secretary. Now in her fifth term, she is Democratic Chair of the Labor and Industry Committee, and serves on the Law and Justice, Democratic Policy, and Rules committees. Before her election, Tartaglione served as assistant to Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski. Later, she worked as Senior Executive Assistant to State Treasurer Catherine Baker Knoll. Her commitment to working families led to her position as Business Representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. In her tenure, State Senator Tartaglione established a minimum wage increase, helped create the Office for People with Disabilities, protected health-care employees from mandatory overtime, and prevented attacks on public transit workers, among many other impressive achievements.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.senatortartaglione.com
https://www.facebook.com/teamtartaglione/


+Judith “Judy” Ward

Judith “Judy” Ward

District: PA-30

Party Affiliation: Republican

Judith “Judy” Ward

Judy Ward was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2014, where she quickly solidified a reputation as a strong conservative voice for limited government that protects taxpayers and preserves the freedoms of citizens. Representative Ward has earned the support from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, the PA Pro-Life Federation, and the National Rifle Association because of her consistent advocacy on issues she and her constituents care about. In addition to her proven conservative record, Judy brings a diverse background in nursing, business, and community service to the Senate. Judy spent more than 20 years as a Registered Nurse while founding a business called All About Towne. After nursing, Ward worked with local non-profit, and business organizations. Throughout all of this, Judy remained an active community volunteer, giving her time to many community board and organizations.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.judyforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/JudyForPA/


+Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

District: PA-38

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams gained national attention for defending whistleblowers of fraud, waste, and abuse against former employers at the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC). She helped employees get their jobs back, protected pensions, and advocated for protective legislation for whistleblowers. But then she found herself in need of those protections when the NWC illegally terminated her employment for attempting to organize a staff union. Lindsey refused a severance package that included a gag clause preventing her from speaking about the circumstances of her termination. Instead, she pursued a wrongful termination charge with the National Labor Relations Board, and after two years, she successfully settled her case. While in law school, Lindsey fought for the rights of injured workers, and in 2014, shifted focus on securing a quality education for every child. Lindsey has been involved in a variety or social and economic justice issues as a member of One Pennsylvania and as an Executive Board member of Fight Back Pittsburgh.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.lindseyforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/LindseyForPA
https://twitter.com/lindseyforpa


Pennsylvania State House of Representatives

+Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

District: PA-86

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson has worn many hats in her life. She was raised by a 31-year Army Veteran. Then, after graduating from Pennsylvania State University, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Next, she worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Manhattan, before returning to her hometown in Perry County in 1988, Since then, she started and manages Meadow Mist Farm raising grass fed beef, and she survived breast cancer. Her platform has four major components: education, prosperous farms, healthcare for all, and addressing the opioid crisis. Specifically, she supports increased funding for public schools and the Pennsylvania Promise program, funding for Farmland Preservation, increased access to healthcare, and new, creative solutions to the opioid crisis.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.karenandersonforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/KarenAnderson4StateRepPA86/


+Mary Auker-Endres

Mary Auker-Endres

District: PA-98

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Mary Auker-Endres

Mary Auker-Endres grew up in Manheim, Pennsylvania. After graduating Lebanon Valley College with her BA in Philosophy and Religion, Mary’s husband, John, joined the Navy, and the couple moved to a small town in Washington and then Maine. During this time, Mary focused her energy on improving the lives of military families through her service in the Family Readiness Groups and relief organizations. Upon the completion of his service, they moved to Elizabethtown, where they are raising their son, Jack. Since returning, Mary has worked as a childbirth educator to help families with the transition to parenthood. Some of her priorities are affordable healthcare for all, quality education, increased minimal wage, requiring childcare and parental leave, fair redistricting, and other government reforms.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.maryforpa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MaryForPA/
https://twitter.com/MaryForPA
https://www.instagram.com/maryforpa2018/

+Deborah “Deb” Baughman

Deborah “Deb” Baughman

District: PA-78

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Deborah “Deb” Baughman

Deb Baughman is a retired elementary and middle school teacher who has never sought public office until now. In high school, Baughman developed a deep faith in God that continues to shape her life as an active member in Christian ministry. After her family relocated to Pennsylvania in 1985, she became a Cub Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, and teacher in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. For the first half of her career, Baughman taught elementary school, before developing and teaching a career awareness class for 8th graders. Through that program, Deb partnered with local workforce development leaders. She has served 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. Deb is a passionate advocate and leader for rural issues and working families, and a strong proponent for non-partisan, fair, re-distracting.

Websites and Social Media

https://deb4pa.com
https://twitter.com/deb4pa
https://www.facebook.com/deb4pa/

+Karen Boback

Karen Boback

District: PA-117

Party Affiliation: Republican

Karen Boback

Dr. Karen Boback was elected to serve the 117th Legislative district in 2006. Her goal is to be accessible, approachable, and attentive to the concerns of her constituents. She is a well-known advocate for the most vulnerable citizens, educational issues, veteran’s affairs, and the environment. She is one of the founding members of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Elder Abuse Task Force. Since 2017 she has served as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, among her other committee assignments. Representative Boback has dedicated her life to improving education, and she has been a positive influence on the youth of her community. Before her election, she taught in the Tunkhannock Area School District for 33 years. Currently, she actively volunteers with community organizations including Dallas Rotary, Dallas Kiwanis, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming/Lackawanna Counties Farm Bureau, and Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women’s Club, among many others.

Websites and Social Media

http://karenboback.com



+Lisa K Boeving-Learned

Lisa K Boeving-Learned

District: PA-8

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lisa K Boeving-Learned

Lisa Boeving-Learned is United States Army Veteran and retired police sergeant who has dedicated her life to public service. During her police career she led projects to reduce homelessness and crime, identify and monitor sex offenders, and ensure the safety of Domestic Violence victims. Even after retiring, Boeving-Learned continues living her values by advocating for respect and dignity for all Americans by supporting and volunteering with local charitable organizations such as Price of Peace, and AWARE. She hopes to find workable, bi-partisan solutions for health care, jobs and living wage, and strong communities. Her legislative priorities include creating a single-payer healthcare system, increasing the minimum wage and supporting unions, rebuilding infrastructure, ending gerrymandering, forming anti-discrimination policies to help LGBTQIA+ community, and strengthening the public education system.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.lisaboeving-learned4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/LisaforPA8/
https://twitter.com/LisaBLforPA

+Stephanie Borowicz

Stephanie Borowicz

District: PA-76

Party Affiliation: Republican

Stephanie Borowicz

Stephanie Borowicz is running for State Representative because she is passionate about demonstrating her values and principles. She believes our state and country are headed in the wrong direction because there is too much political correctness, government intrusion into our daily lives, and destruction of our God-given rights and freedoms. As a mother, former teacher, and pastor’s wife, she won’t be swayed by other politicians, and will always do her best for constituents. Her platform includes eliminating wasteful spending, cutting taxes, reducing business regulations that inhibit economic growth, focusing on preventative measures against opioid addiction, ensuring schools, law enforcement, fire, and EMS professionals have proper equipment, harnessing natural resources to keep energy costs low, and preserving agricultural heritage.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votestephanie.com
https://www.facebook.com/stephanieforstaterep/


+Kathleen “Kathy” Bowers

Kathleen “Kathy” Bowers

District: PA-154

Party Affiliation: Republican

Kathleen “Kathy” Bowers

Kathy Bowers believes in reforming Pennsylvania taxes to be more business-friendly, to jump start the economy, and create jobs. Similarly, she will fight for a fair, common sense tax structure. She wants to match education with job skills to create opportunities to rebuild the crumbling infrastructure and improve the economy. Bowers believes in health care reform to make the process of receiving medical assistance easier. Her plans for government reform include fighting for common sense, kitchen table policies for child support, divorce law, term limits, revoke per diem, and eliminate corruption. Kathy will fight hard so all Pennsylvanians reach their highest potential by bettering public education and matching skills with jobs.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/KathyForPA/



+Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown

District: PA-189

Party Affiliation: Republican

Rosemary Brown

Representative Rosemary Brown has represented the 189th Legislative District since 2010. As a longtime Pocono resident, Brown is focused on reducing or eliminating school property taxes and creating a fairer allocation of state education funds. She is serving her third term as deputy policy chair for the House Majority Policy Committee that travels around the state conducting meetings and gathering information on state issues from key stakeholders. In Harrisburg, Rosemary is committed to reducing the state budget and overall government spending through greater accountability and line-by-line reviews of each agency. She also supports making the government more transparent and efficient. Representative Brown advocates for a business-friendly, low-tax Pennsylvania that will attract businesses to the state, and generate family sustaining jobs. Her other passions include combatting issues related to Home Owner Associations, financial literacy education for the youth, and public health issues such as tick-borne illnesses, and the opioid crisis.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.repbrown.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepRosemaryBrown
https://twitter.com/RepBrownPA

+Meredith Buck

Meredith Buck

District: PA-144

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Meredith Buck

Over her 20 years in Chalfont Borough, Meredith Buck has prioritized community service. As a critical care and operating room nurse, she aided those who cannot care for themselves. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Meredith volunteered for the Red Cross at Ground Zero. She continues to work with the Red Cross, and in 2009 received the Florence Nightingale Award in recognition of her work in disaster relief and nursing education. For more than 15 years, Meredith has been a practicing attorney at her own small business, where she specializes in family law, medication and medical consulting. She has been honored by the county and state bar associations for her ongoing pro bono work with victims of abuse. Buck helped found Friends of Historic Chalfont, served on the board of Central Bucks Emergency Medical Service, ad as an at-large member of the Chalfont Borough Blighted Review Committee.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votemeredithbuck.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteMeredithBuck/
https://twitter.com/MBuckPaStateRep

+Donna Bullock

Donna Bullock

District: PA-195

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Donna Bullock

Representative Donna Bullock is an attorney, mother, wife, and a tireless public servant, who is committed to supporting working class families. She does this through legislation that funds public education, creates jobs, and builds healthy, sustainable communities. She is an advocate for equal pay, increased minimum wage, clean energy and environmental justice, and quality public schools and pre-k education. Before her election in 2015, Bullock worked as special assistant and attorney for the Philadelphia City Council President’s Office, and as an attorney at Community Legal Services and Laura Solomon and Associates. Currently, Representative Bullock serves on the boards of Community Legal Services, Philadelphia Legal Assistance, Gesu School, and the Board of City Trusts, and on the advisory boards of the Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, Smith Memorial Playground, Parent-Child Home Program, and Columbia North YMCA.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.donnabullock195.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnabullock195/
https://twitter.com/donnabullock195

+Laura Burke

Laura Burke

District: PA-80

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Laura Burke

Laura Burke is a 12-year resident of Blair County and the 80th district, and believes current representatives in Harrisburg are not accurately advocating for the needs of the community. As a resident, Burke has been a board member of WISE Women of Blair County, Penn Mont Academy, and Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. She also has supported and volunteered with Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, Rails to Trails, Family Services Inc., the Hollidaysburg Area Library, the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership, and other local organizations. Professionally, she uses her Law degree to advocate for victims of domestic abuse, local doctors, and community hospitals. Her platform addresses major issues such as: the opioid crisis, the economy, education, government reform, healthcare, and justice reform. She will advocate for alternative methods of pain management, raise the minimum wage, increase funding for public schools, more government transparency, reduce gerrymandering, improve healthcare quality and access, and criminal justice reform.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.electlauraburke.com
https://www.facebook.com/electlauraburke/
https://twitter.com/electlauraburke

+Morgan Cephas

Morgan Cephas

District: PA-192

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Morgan Cephas

Representative Morgan Cephas is a West Philadelphia native, product of public school, and a dedicated public servant. At an early age, Morgan realized successful communities offers safety, job security, access to quality education, and multi-generational recreational components. While in the General Assembly, Morgan’s priorities include increasing education opportunities and career pipelines for young adults, creating jobs through business expansion, and providing resources to seniors. Previously, Cephas was the Deputy Chief of Staff to 4th District Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. In that time, she helped ensure families in the district were able to live, work, and play in thriving neighborhoods. Cephas has secured millions of dollars in community improvement for her district, and continues empowering constituents by providing city services, resources, and over $1 million in Philadelphia Activity Grants. Additionally, she is a community volunteer and has worked organizations such as the Philadelphia Youth Network.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.morgancephas.com
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmorgancephas/
https://twitter.com/Morgan_Cephas

+Carolyn Comitta

Carolyn Comitta

District: PA-156

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Carolyn Comitta

Carolyn Comitta is a committed member of her district, who has spent decades serving her community on Boro Council, Mayor of West Chester, and Representative of the 156th District in the PA House of Representatives. Her experiences in local, state, national, and international organizations provided the knowledge of public policy and governance necessary to provide high quality constituent services. Previously, Comitta was an educator, and since 1992 has organized 2000 local students to attend the annual Health and Environment Conference at the United Nations. Currently, Comitta is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thomas Comitta Associates (TCA) where she provides leadership in the planning and design field, environmental sustainability, education, and public health.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.carolyncomitta.com
https://www.facebook.com/carolyncomittaforstaterepresentative/
https://twitter.com/carolyncomitta

+Rebecca “Becky” Corbin

Rebecca “Becky” Corbin

District: PA-155

Party Affiliation: Republican

Rebecca “Becky” Corbin

Representative Becky Corbin went to Harrisburg ready to lead. She has unmatched experience and has been serving her community her entire life. For 21 years she worked as a legislative aide, gaining first-hand understanding of the challenges facing state government. She is also a member of the Brandywine YMCA Board, Commissioner of Brandywine Regional Police, member of East Brandywine Zoning Board, auditor of East Brandywine Township, Board of Director of Downington Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce, and is a Trustee of Downingtown Education Foundation. Her achievements in office include expanding medical treatment to women with breast cancer, protecting victims of domestic violence from strangulation, and installing collection boxes across Chester County so residents can safely dispose of their unused prescription drugs. She also passed a fiscally responsible budget without increasing taxes and boosted education funding. Corbin has worked to reopen two bridges in her community, voted to privatize the liquor business, and enacted property tax reforms.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votebecky.com
https://www.facebook.com/BeckyCorbinforPA/


+Amy Cozze

Amy Cozze

District: PA-137

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Amy Cozze

Amy Cozze is a Leigh Valley native who wants to continue to give back to her community. For six years, Amy has worked in a successful, family-owned auto recycling and service business, before launching her own baking company. She earned a place in the Hall of Fame of Weddings in less than four years in the industry. For five years, Amy has been a member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, and a board member of the Nazareth Business Council for two years. Most recently, she was appointed as liaison for the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee. Cozze is a strong supporter of Union labor, an advocate for her community, a wife, a mother, and a breast cancer survivor. Some of her legislative goals include passing an on-time budget, increasing economic growth for working citizens and the middle class, supporting public education, protecting the environment, enhancing healthcare access, addressing the opioid epidemic, and reforming state government.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.amycozzeforstaterep.com
https://www.facebook.com/amycozzeforstaterep/
https://twitter.com/AmyCozze

+Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” Daley

Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” Daley

District: PA-148

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” Daley

Representative Mary Jo Daley was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. Her job as representative reflects her deep commitment to community service, the environment, and social justice. Daley’s professional resume includes 20 years in departmental administration and finance at the University of Pennsylvania, 12 years as an administrative assistant/coordinator at Hahnemann University, and three years as Office Manager at a Philadelphia architectural firm. Her public service experience began in 1992, when we began a 20-year career as a member of the Narberth Borough Council. From 2001-2011, she served as council president. These years on Council provided invaluable experience necessary for serving as state representative, and why she believes in supporting local governments, no matter how small the municipality.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/MDaley
https://www.facebook.com/RepMJDaley/
https://twitter.com/repmjdaley

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2014

+Shanna Danielson

Shanna Danielson

District: PA-92

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Shanna Danielson

Shanna Danielson taught elementary band and general music for seven years in the Cameron County School District. In January 2017 she re-joined the workforce and started working for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association as Director of Education and Events. Her interest in politics has increased since Governor Corbett’s administration cut education funding. As a teacher and active member of her LEA, she saw first-hand who suffered from the cuts: the students. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, she became an active member of the local chapter of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, taking the role of Legislative Lead. Danielson’s platform stresses increasing support for public schools and teachers to better the quality of services. Moreover, she believes politicians should be accountable for their actions and words, responsive to their constituents, and should compromise to pass beneficial legislation.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.shannaforpa92.com
https://twitter.com/shannaforpa92
https://www.facebook.com/ShannaForPA92/

+Margo Lomax Davidson

Margo Lomax Davidson

District: PA-164

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Margo Lomax Davidson

Representative Margo Davidson began her career as a broadcast journalist and radio broadcaster while starting two non-profit organizations – one to help small businesses grow, and the other to make children and families safer. Davidson was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2010. Throughout her years in public service, she has fought to stabilize communities and create jobs. She serves on the Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Finance, Insurance, and Tourism and Recreational Development Committees. She has authored and co-sponsored legislation that supports small business growth, public safety, and minimizes the tax burden on the middle and working class families. She is vice chair of the PA SAFE Caucus, a collection of state legislators supporting common sense gun safety bills.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Davidson/
https://www.facebook.com/RepDavidson/
https://twitter.com/repdavidson

+Tina Davis

Tina Davis

District: PA-141

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Tina Davis

Representative Tina Davis has been serving the 141st district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2010. Within the House, she is a leader for issues including economic development, pay equity, property tax reform, and programs assisting families, seniors, and veterans. Representative Davis is a known advocate for commonsense legislation and philosophies that span the partisan divides, and serve the greater good in Bucks County, and throughout the commonwealth. As a former real estate agent, Rep. Davis understood firsthand the how the unfair property taxes hindered homeownership, and is a proponent for eliminating residential property taxes while fighting for responsible education funding. Other parts of her platform include protections against government corruption and fraud, implemented legal consequences for “revenge porn,” and new legislation and oversight for regulated drug and alcohol halfway houses.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Davis
https://www.facebook.com/RepTinaDavis/
https://twitter.com/RepTinaDavis

+Suzanne Delahunt

Suzanne Delahunt

District: PA-37

Party Affiliation: Republican

Suzanne Delahunt

Suzanne Delahunt is an experienced teacher working at the Manheim Township High School. She has served as Democratic Committeeperson for Clay South for past 8 years. Delahunt has assisted on numerous local, state, and national campaigns; she is a Christian and is pro-life and pro-education. Issues she is passionate about include: extending DACA, keeping families of immigrants together, increase funding and support for teachers in public schools, stopping cuts to Medicaid, balancing the budget, protecting small business, charging taxes for the extraction, transportation, and sale of shale oil, and raising the age to buy fire-arms to 21.

Websites and Social Media

http://citizensfordelahunt.com
https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMDelahuntPA37th/


+Pamela “Pam” DeLissio

Pamela “Pam” DeLissio

District: PA-194

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Pamela “Pam” DeLissio

Representative Pam DeLissio works diligently to reflect the views of residents in the 194th district. Pam believes dialogue with constituents is important, and hosts monthly town hall meetings to ensure transparency. Representative DeLissio is an active member of the Government Reform Caucus, which identifies campaign finance, non-partisan redistricting, and voter registration reform legislation with bipartisan and bicameral support. Since joining the General Assembly in 2010, Pam has fostered a reputation of being a moderate, aisle-crossing, non-extreme legislator. She is also recognized for her strong leadership skills and has volunteered for a variety of professional and community organizations, often as a member of the board, or chair of committees.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/DeLissio/
https://www.facebook.com/RepDeLissio/
https://twitter.com/RepDeLissio

+Sheryl DeLozier

Sheryl DeLozier

District: PA-88

Party Affiliation: Republican

Sheryl DeLozier

Representative DeLozier is a longtime community advocate. For more than 25 years, DeLozier has helped rape and domestic violence victims as an escort and hotline volunteer. She is also a member of the Mechanicsburg and West Shore Chamber of Commerce, the Mechanicsburg Rotary, the Civic Club of Harrisburg, and the New Cumberland Woman’s Club. At the start of her career, she worked in the Auditor General’s office before serving on Gov. Tom Ridge’s transition team. She then spent the next eight years on the senior staff of the Ridge and Gov. Schweiker administration. While working in the governor’s office, she cut the cost of state government by streamlining and eliminating duplication of agency services. Currently in her fifth term, Representative DeLozier serves on the Appropriations, Judiciary, Labor and Industry, and Tourism and Recreational Development committees. She is also a member of the House Ethics Committee.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.repdelozier.com
https://twitter.com/repdelozier
https://www.facebook.com/RepDelozier

+Maria Donatucci

Maria Donatucci

District: PA-185

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Maria Donatucci

Representative Maria Donatucci was first elected to represent the 185th legislative district in a 2011 special election after her husband, Representative Robert Donatucci, passed away. During his career, Maria supported and assisted her husband in his community service work, served as a pro-bono community liaison, and represented him at meetings. Professionally, she worked at the Philadelphia Bureau of Administrative Adjudication for 13 years, and volunteered in her community. Maria has served as a board member for the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Lions Club, the Friends of Girard Park, and the Girard Farms Community Club. Since taking office, Maria has prioritized fighting crime and increasing public safety in Philadelphia and Delaware County. She also plans to work to pass tax relief for senior citizens and working families and will push to improve public schools throughout the commonwealth. Donatucci’s advocacy has led to increased job security in Philadelphia when she saved three Philadelphia oil refineries from closing.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Donatucci/
https://www.facebook.com/RepMariaDonatucci
https://twitter.com/RepDonatucci

+Sarah Donnelly

Sarah Donnelly

District: PA-107

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Sarah Donnelly

With an explosion of concerns across the political spectrum, Sarah Donnelly pledges to work every day with one driving question: “What can I do to improve things for the people of the 107th District and the people of Pennsylvania?” Her top priorities are jobs, balancing the state budget and increase revenue streams, and funding public schools and higher education. Donnelly previously worked as an auditor for the State of Pennsylvania, before working at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University for 26 years. Currently, she lives in Elysburg with her wife, and works in the Accounting Office at the Bloomsburg University Foundation. She has created plans addressing energy diversification, the state budget, public school performance, the minimum wage, sensible gun laws, legalization of recreational marijuana, and economic revitalization.

Websites and Social Media

https://donnellyforpa107.com
https://www.facebook.com/SarahDonnelly107/


+Clare Dooley

Clare Dooley

District: PA-59

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Clare Dooley

Clare Dooley is an army veteran and graduate of Rice University. While in the army she served as a generator mechanic, and earned the title of AUSA Soldier of the Year, and Soldier of the Quarter for the 1st Armored Division. After her service, she went to Loyola Law School, and became a partner at a law firm in Austin, Texas. Then, she retired to Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to start her own business caring for animals, and to become a nurse. Dooley’s life and career has been defined by care and service, and her legislative priorities reflect those values. Her platform includes commitments for better pay for workers, introduction of a severance tax, protection of clean air and pure water, advocating for more renewable energy to curb climate change, healthcare for all, more funding for public schools, and the legalization of marijuana.

Websites and Social Media

https://dooleyforPA59.com
https://twitter.com/clarefor59th
https://www.facebook.com/DooleyforPA59/

+Amy Fazio

Amy Fazio

District: PA-14

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Amy Fazio

Over the course of her 20-year career, Amy has served her community as an educator, volunteer, community organizer, health counselor, nonprofit executive, CEO and business owner, and consultant. The variety of her experiences give her a well-rounded perspective and diverse skill set that will allow her to effectively advocate for her community in the General Assembly. Amy will fight for sensible policies that help meet the needs and work toward making her community stronger, healthier, safer, and more prosperous for all. Her legislative priorities include creating a more demographically diverse state government, increase school funding, ensure school safety, protect unions, increase affordable healthcare access to all Pennsylvanians, address the opioid crisis, introduce fair taxes, fight political corruption and increase accountability.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.amyfazio4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/amyfazio4PA/
https://twitter.com/AmyFazio4PA
https://www.instagram.com/amyfazio4pa/

+Melinda “Mindy” Fee

Melinda “Mindy” Fee

District: PA-37

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Melinda “Mindy” Fee

Representative Fee is an experienced businesswoman who uses her understanding to restore security and prosperity to the Pennsylvania economy. She focuses on fiscal responsibility and securing an on-time, balanced budget, with unnecessary spending cuts. Moreover, she serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Game and Fisheries, Transportation, and Education committees. Mindy supports policies that enhance and preserve family farms, the backbone of her district. As the voice of the 37th District, Representative Fee will deliver on constituents’ values and morals including the rights for the unborn, defense of traditional marriage, and support of Second Amendment rights. Mindy is a member of the NRA, an active member of her church, and volunteers for many groups such as Manheim Central School District Booster Club and the Manheim Downtown Development Group. Prior to her election, Fee was employed by TransAmerican Office Furniture Inc.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.repfee.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepFee


+Elizabeth Fiedler

Elizabeth Fiedler

District: PA-184

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Elizabeth Fiedler

Elizabeth Fiedler is a first time candidate who is frustrated by the current political system and will fight for changes that directly affect her, her children, and her constituents lives. She is a firm believer that elected officials should work every day to meet the needs of the people, not the desires of the super-rich and special interests. Prior to running, Fielder worked as a report at the public radio station WHYY for ten years, covering community affairs and politics. Her favorite part of the job was helping regular people share stories of struggles and success. She has talked to thousands of people throughout the Commonwealth whose voices are not being heard in Harrisburg. Fielder is comfortable talking with people from different parts of the state with different political backgrounds because she wants to work together to address healthcare and education legislation that will benefit everyone, regardless of where they live.

Websites and Social Media

https://elizabethfiedler.com
https://www.facebook.com/Fiedler4Philly
https://twitter.com/Fiedler4Philly

+Isabella “Izzy” Fitzgerald

Isabella “Izzy” Fitzgerald

District: PA-203

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Isabella “Izzy” Fitzgerald

Representative Isabella “Izzy” Fitzgerald’s motto is, “Let’s Keep Moving Forward.” The 40-year resident of West Oak Lane is a proud member of Eon Tabernacle Baptist Church and has a passion for bettering her community. She has earned a variety of titles including: concerned neighbor, ward secretary, treasurer, founding member and chairperson of the Northwest CommUnity Coalition for Youth, and Public Safety area coordinator for the 14th Police District. In 2016, Izzy was elected to the House of Representatives to continue her community advocacy in Harrisburg. Representative Fitzgerald experienced the same challenges as her constituents: dead-end jobs, raising children while going to school, and organizing action against local drug dealers. She has sought the best educational opportunities for her children, grandchildren, and neighbors while striving to secure the best for her community. Izzy is an experienced and energetic motivator and leader who fights for what she believes in.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/fitzgerald
https://www.facebook.com/RepIzzy/
https://twitter.com/RepIzzy

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2016

+Jean Vargas Foschi

Jean Vargas Foschi

District: PA-88

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jean Vargas Foschi

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, Jean Foschi managed a restaurant before pursuing her paralegal certification. Foschi loves paralegal work because it an intellectual challenge, allowing her to do research, meet new people, understand their needs, and find solutions to their problems. While handling casework related to banking, real estate, and corporate governances, she gained first-hand knowledge and experience in topics that have far-reaching impacts. As a fast learner, mediator, and team player, she gained a greater appreciation for patience, trustworthiness, accuracy, and the rule of law. Foschi believes everyone deserves affordable, quality healthcare and as a result, supports Medicaid, WIC, SNAP, and the Veterans Temporary Assistance Program and other initiatives that extend care to Pennsylvanians; She advocates for increased basic and higher education funding. She is dedicated to better public infrastructure and safety, while working diligently in a bipartisan manner with her colleagues on all issues.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.jeanfoschi.com
https://www.facebook.com/jeanfoschi88th/
https://twitter.com/Jean88th
https://www.instagram.com/jeanfoschi88th/

+Danielle Friel Otten

Danielle Friel Otten

District: PA-155

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Danielle Friel Otten

Danielle Friel Otten has 20 years of professional experience in hospitality and community service. As a marketer, she is used to listening to different perspectives, and then formulating effective strategies, and execute plans that deliver meaningful results. Over the past two years, Danielle has been building and leading a community-based coalition for public safety, private property rights, and environmental preservation. She began coordinating with neighbors to demand safety, transparency, and accountability within the township of Owchlan in regards to the Mariner East Pipeline. Her platform includes expanding funding for public schools, increasing support of community programs that provide healthcare to underserved populations, protecting women’s rights, combatting the opioid crisis, and promoting jobs in clean energy.

Websites and Social Media

http://danielle4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/danielle4pa/
https://twitter.com/Danielle_4PA

+Barbara “Barb” Gleim

Barbara “Barb” Gleim

District: PA-199

Party Affiliation: Republican

Barbara “Barb” Gleim

Barb Gleim is a qualified and conservative candidate to help the constituents of the 199th district work through the tough times working families are facing. She is a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility and accountability, local control, and removing government regulations that inhibit growth. Gleim will never stop fighting for better jobs, safer communities, and quality public education. Professionally, Gleim was a project manager at the parent company of Giant, where she implemented new beer sales following the privatization of liquor. Then, as Director of Buisness Development, she helped the 2nd generation of family owners at John W. Gleim, Jr., Inc. transition and grow. Additionally, Barb and her husband co-own a small business farming and ranching business. Within the community, Barb is actively involved with the Cumberland Valley School Board, the Cumberland Parry Vo-Tech Board, Middlesex Township, FFA, and the Cumberland County Economic Development’s Workforce Development Committee.

Websites and Social Media

https://barbgleim.com
https://www.facebook.com/Gleim199th/


+Sharon M Guidi

Sharon M Guidi

District: PA-40

Party Affiliation: Republican

Sharon M Guidi

Sharon Guidi is an experienced educator and active community volunteer. She has worked at a variety of formal education centers, from public to parochial schools. Guidi is a known grassroots organizer, and active volunteer with PT Citizens for Democracy. Her work includes campaigning, phone banking, and door knocking for local, Congressional, and even presidential campaigns. Moreover, she has volunteered with 4-H and with Girl Scouts. She has also acted as an emergency foster care parent, and as president of the Stratford Manor Garden Club. Her platform includes early childhood education for all, increasing public school funding, and minimizing college debt, expanding healthcare coverage, addressing concerns of the elderly, tackling the opioid epidemic, spearheading environmental protections, and finding new revenue sources.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.sharon4pa.com
https://twitter.com/guidi4PA40
https://www.instagram.com/sharonguidi4pa40/
https://www.facebook.com/SharonGuidi4PaHouse40/

+Pamela “Pam” A. Hacker

Pamela “Pam” A. Hacker

District: PA-26

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Pamela “Pam” A. Hacker

A 36-year resident of her district, and experienced union construction electrician, Pam Hacker plans on making representing the voters of the 26th district her full-time job. Her professional experience stems from jobs she held in her teens and 20’s. She was secretary for Electrical Engineering during the construction of the Limerick Power Plant, before applying to the IBEW Local 380 apprenticeship programs. Four years later, she started her career as a Journeyman Wireman, and continues to be a member in the union. Hacker was the first woman elected to the Executive Board of her union, and used this platform to advocate for women’s and workers’ rights for the last 30 years. Her platform includes fostering economic growth with living wages and benefits, providing necessary resources, especially technology, to public schools, promoting college-alternatives such as skilled trades, and environmentally conscious development.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.pamhackerforpa26.com
https://www.facebook.com/PamHackerForPA26/


+Marcia Hahn

Marcia Hahn

District: PA-138

Party Affiliation: Republican

Marcia Hahn

Representative Marcia Hahn is a strong community leader who is no stranger to public service. Before her first election, Marcia served on the board of directors of the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce and Pen Argyl Families First. She is a long-time resident of the district, and understands the issues constituents face. Her platform includes being an advocate for the Lehigh Valley agriculture community, as indicated when she authored the House Bill 1439/Act 114 of 2013. This piece of legislation promotes innovation and saves farmer’s money by exempting their use of portable high tunnel buildings from assessment. Her main goals in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives include cutting excessive spending, lowering taxes, and reducing the size of government.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.rephahn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RepHahn


+Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond

District: PA-169

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond is a Hanover native; a small town woman with blue-collar roots who understands the negative impact that political gridlock creates for working-class families. She is running for office to give a voice to community member’s whose daily lives teeter on the edge of financial stability, even after full work weeks. Hammond will work diligently to create solutions for issues causing economic hardship in her community so that more hardworking families can prosper. Hammond believes in preserving the workers’ rights to unionize, changing our approach to the opioid epidemic, upgrading crumbling infrastructure, increase capital lending to small businesses, providing job-training programs, expanding access to affordable healthcare, supporting troops and veterans by providing education, medical assistance, and final expenses and family support for those who lost their lives in service, and enlarging quality public schools.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.sarahhammond.us
https://www.facebook.com/HammondPA169/
https://twitter.com/HammondPA169
https://www.instagram.com/HammondPA169/

+Dana Hamp Gulick

Dana Hamp Gulick

District: PA-97

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Dana Hamp Gulick

Dana Hamp Gulick has deep roots in Warwick and Manheim Townships in the 97th House District. She has spent her career in business, with a focus on advertising, branding, and marketing. Throughout her tenure at Armstrong World Industries and Stoner Bunting Advertising, she gained experience supervising staff, planning major events, and managing large and complex budgets. Hamp Gulick is a resourceful problem solver and project manager who is adept at translating ideas into reality. Dana has also served her community through a variety of volunteer positions including coaching three seasons of Girls on the Run. She recently joined the Social Justice Committee at the Lancaster YWCA, and is a member of Lancaster Race Conscious Families. She believes Pennsylvania can do better in terms of women’s representation, pension funding, infrastructure quality, employment opportunities, and environmental conservation, and she is running so she can help make those beliefs into reality.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.dana4pa97.com
https://www.facebook.com/Dana4PA97/
https://twitter.com/Dana4PA97

+Elizabeth “Liz” Hanbidge

Elizabeth “Liz” Hanbidge

District: PA-61

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Elizabeth “Liz” Hanbidge

Liz Hanbidge opened her own law practice shortly after graduating law school and has since served her community as a business owner and child advocate. Hanbidge serves families, small businesses, and nonprofits. She is also a court-appointed guardian, so she works tirelessly with the Office of Children and Youth, police, and Judges to help protect vulnerable children, and devotes significant pro bono time to the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project. Hanbidge has spent her entire career supporting the voiceless and fighting to protect those harmed by Harrisburg’s apathy. Her platform reflects this dedication by supporting public education, creating jobs and ensuring fair wages, reforming and bettering state politics, expanding healthcare coverage to all, and advancing common sense gun control laws.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.lizforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/LizforPA/
https://twitter.com/LizforPA
http://instagram.com/lizforpa

+Catherine “Kate” Harper

Catherine “Kate” Harper

District: PA-61

Party Affiliation: Republican

Catherine “Kate” Harper

Representative Kate Harper is a devoted public servant focused on preserving the environment, improving transportation infrastructure, and protecting public safety. In her career, Harper has served as township supervisor in Lower Gwynedd Township, a solicitor to local governments, and a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. During her 18 years in the General Assembly, she has been a champion of infrastructure legislation ensuring the safety and efficiency of highways, bridges, and mass transit systems; she has expanded veteran access to counseling and other mental health services. Harper has, and continues to be a leader for environmental protection. Some of her achievements in this field include: tying funding generated from natural gas drilling to the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund and Environmental Stewardship Fund; creating a fee on trash sent to landfills; made $650 million in funding available for farmland preservation, open space and parks, and environmental projects, among others.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.kateharper.net
https://twitter.com/Montco061
https://www.facebook.com/repkateharper/

+Carrie Heath

Carrie Heath

District: PA-68

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Carrie Heath

Carrie Heath is a teacher, wife, step-mom, union member, and Tioga County native running for the 68th District in the PA House of Representatives. Heath has deep connections to and support for the Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange) and their work supporting rural communities and farmers through service, education, legislation, and fellowship. She continues to believe the spirit of the Grange is alive and widespread in the district since there is a lot of support for hard-nosed, commonsense solutions from local people to protect and benefit the community. Currently, she is a teacher at Wellsboro High School. Her other leadership positions include Friends of the Green Free Library, Wellsboro Art Club, Mary Wells Chapter #452 Order of the Eastern Star, and Tioga County Indivisible. Heath helped with the creation of a Career and Technical Education Center in her District to provide vocational training, increased infrastructure investment, and comprehensive solutions for addiction, depression, and domestic abuse.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.heathforpahouse.org
https://twitter.com/carrieforpa68th
https://www.facebook.com/carrieforthe68th/

+Susan “Sue” Helm

Susan “Sue” Helm

District: PA-104

Party Affiliation: Republican

Susan “Sue” Helm

Sue Helm took office in 2007 with an aggressive agenda to fight for fiscal discipline, economic growth, government reform, and family safety. She has, and continues to be, a strong voice for the concerns of all residents. Before running for office, Helm had a successful private sector career as a manager at Capital Blue Cross, before starting her own real estate business. Sue points to the last three on-time, balanced budgets with no income tax increase, as an indication of positive change in Harrisburg. She has also supported legislation to provide additional funding for infrastructure upgrades, and to maintain affordable and quality health care access. Committed to leading by example, Sue refused a taxpayer-funded car and the automatic legislative salary cost of living adjustment, and she posts her office expenses on her website for all to see. She has supported the creation of PennWATCH, a website so the public can see how their tax dollars are being spent.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.suehelm.net
https://www.facebook.com/RepHelm
https://twitter.com/RepHelm

+Carol Hill-Evans

Carol Hill-Evans

District: PA-95

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Carol Hill-Evans

Carol Hill-Evans is a York City native who previously served on the York City Council for eight years. From 2008 to 2011, she served as Council Vice President, and from 2012 to 2015 she served as president. While on Council, Hill-Evans gained experience in collaborating with all involved parties to solve issues facing York. Her priorities include creating jobs, raising the minimum wage, increasing funding for education and mental health resources – especially for veterans – and boosting economic development. She plans to use her background to bring together different coalitions to solve the issues the state faces. She enjoys sharing useful information throughout her communities to help her neighbors in living better lives.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Hill-Evans/
https://www.facebook.com/CarolHillEvans95/
https://twitter.com/rephillevans

+Kristine C. Howard

Kristine C. Howard

District: PA-167

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Kristine C. Howard

Kristine Howard is known and respected political activist in her community. For the past ten years, she has worked diligently with progressive Democratic candidates, and served as a Member of the Chester County Democratic Committee from Malvern while balancing the responsibilities of work and raising her kids. After graduating from law school, she spent five years running a small legal and social services organization in New Mexico. Upon her return to Pennsylvania, Howard worked for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts where she was an advocate for children in foster care in Philadelphia. Currently, she works for the County investigating child abuse cases. Kristine has a fresh and personal understanding of the challenges working people face raising a family and wanting good schools for their children. She understands the challenges women face trying to find equality in their career. And she has been on the front line with kids suffering from abuse, neglect, and missing opportunities in one of the wealthiest counties in the country.

Websites and Social Media

http://kristinehoward.com
https://www.facebook.com/Kristine-Howard-for-PA-State-Rep-629913553748886/


+Donna Iannone

Donna Iannone

District: PA-110

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Donna Iannone

Donna Iannone is currently the Chairwoman of the Sullivan County Board of Commissioners. As Commissioner, she recognizes the challenges her 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 everyone, like clean drinking water, the opiate epidemic, minimum gas royalties, and fairness for farmers, among others. Donna knows it’s important to listen to her constituents, and to work together for the common goal. The community is dense with advocates who volunteer and serve the public to improve the district, and Donna believes the power of teamwork will ensure a bright future for the district. She also believes the decriminalization of marijuana will have a widespread positive impact on the district – including lowering opiate dependency, and that schools need a new revenue source. Iannone also believes high speed internet should be available to any home or business that wants it.

Websites and Social Media

https://donnaiannone.com
https://www.facebook.com/Donna-Iannone-110-139221640108224/
https://twitter.com/110DonnaPa

+Sara Innamorato

Sara Innamorato

District: PA-21

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Sara Innamorato

A lifelong PA-21 resident, Sara Innamorato is passionate about community empowerment and activism and is a champion for food access, social justice, and women’s rights issues. Innamorato is especially passionate about addressing the opioid crisis since her fathers’ addiction and then death introduced uncertainty into her and her family’s lives. After her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, Innamorato joined a leadership program with a large international tech company. While working in the private sector, she sought volunteer opportunities with community organizations, before accepting a job at a small environmental justice nonprofit. Inspired by the new wave of women running for office, in conjunction with Pennsylvania ranking 49th in women’s’ representation in government, she decided to apply her business expertise and leadership skills to the state government. Innamorato’s priorities are healthcare for all, address economic inequalities, increase access affordable and equitable housing, create protections, improve the quality of public schools, protect rights for small businesses, workers’ and women, and safeguard environmental protection.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.saraforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/SaraForPA
https://twitter.com/innamo

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2017

+Sara Johnson Rothman

Sara Johnson Rothman

District: PA-151

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Sara Johnson Rothman

Sara Johnson Rothman moved to Philadelphia in the early 2000’s to attend Temple University. After her graduation, she joined the Bucks County District Attorney Office as an Assistant District Attorney, specializing in sexual abuse of children and domestic abuse. Sara also led the overhaul of the DAO’s first-time offender program for nonviolent crimes. In 2014, Johnson Rothman was appointed to the Upper Dublin School Board, and was elected Vice President in 2017. Under her leadership, the School District updated hundreds of policies and administrative regulations while expanding its anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies for students and employees to include gender identity and gender expression. One of her proudest accomplishments was improving the relationship between the Board and the local Teacher’s Union. Johnson Rothman is ready to apply her leadership and analytical skills to the state legislator and expand her commitment to her community.

Websites and Social Media

https://saraforstaterep.com
https://www.facebook.com/SaraforStateRep/
https://twitter.com/rep_sara

+Dawn Wetzel Keefer

Dawn Wetzel Keefer

District: PA-92

Party Affiliation: Republican

Dawn Wetzel Keefer

Dawn Keefer is a successful small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a trusted community leader. For 10 years she owned and operated a business for trade associations and campaigns that focused on public relations, grass-roots strategy, membership development, and fundraising. Then, she served as the chief of staff for State Representative Will Gabig. Representative Keefer is a fiscal conservative with 20 years’ professional small business and government experience. She is a parent who understands the challenges of raising a family in today’s world. As a taxpayer, she is committed to working for limited government and fighting for common sense policies. She is pro-life, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, and can be counted on to always fight to protect our freedoms. Additionally, Keefer is an active member in her church and a variety of community organizations such as Carlisle Senior Housing Corp, and the Dillsburg Area Soccer Club.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.friendsofkeefercommittee.com
https://www.facebook.com/DawnKeeferForStateRepresentative/
https://twitter.com/dwkeefer

+Patty H Kim

Patty H Kim

District: PA-103

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Patty H Kim

Patty Kim is a former news anchor, reporter, and Harrisburg City Councilwoman, and was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. She has been a leader in government reform and transparency. This is apparent when she returned her cost of living increase, and introduced a bill to eliminate the yearly pay increases. Additionally, she is one of the few members of the House to post all of her expenses on her legislative website for public review. Kim’s legislative methods include collaborating with colleagues to find a statewide solution to problems. She has introduced bills to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, twice, and continues to fight for a wage increase to restore the middle class. Currently, she serves on the Appropriations, Education, Local Government and Transportation committees.

Websites and Social Media

http://pahouse.com/Kim/
https://www.facebook.com/RepPattyKim/
https://twitter.com/RepPattyKim

+Rebecca “Becky” Kerr Kinney

Rebecca “Becky” Kerr Kinney

District: PA-111

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Rebecca “Becky” Kerr Kinney

Becky Kerr Kinney is a long-time union worker and believes in taking care of senior citizens, veterans, funding public and trade schools, and having a serious renewed conversation on current gun issues. She will fight for higher paying jobs, equal pay for equal work, and single payer healthcare for all Pennsylvanians.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/BeckyKerrKinneyDistrict111/



+Kimberly “Kim” Klingensmith Hart

Kimberly “Kim” Klingensmith Hart

District: PA-82

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Kimberly “Kim” Klingensmith Hart

Kim Klingensmith Hart is hoping to positively impact her community by making it safer, more attractive, and a prosperous place to live. She will work to bring improvements to the job market, public education system, and social environment. Her three areas of concern are: opioid crisis, public education, and jobs. Klingensmith Hart wants to provide rehabilitation resources for opioid users, diversify the curriculum in schools, and attract more businesses and organizations to attract young adults.

Websites and Social Media

https://actionnetwork.org/groups/2018-kim-klingensmith-hart-for-pa-house-82
https://www.facebook.com/Vote-Kim-Klingensmith-Hart-82nd-District-State-Representative-of-PA-321570848336113/


+Kate Klunk

Kate Klunk

District: PA-169

Party Affiliation: Republican

Kate Klunk

Representative Kate Klunk has the professional experience to ensure high quality constituent services and proper representation in the General Assembly. She was an intern for United States Representative Todd Platts, before working on the National Economic Council and Office of Communications offices during the Bush Administration. Then, she became a private practice attorney, counseling small businesses, individuals, educational institutions, and corporations in employment matters. Klunk is a Conservative, pro-life, Republican, and a member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church, National Rifle Association, and The Federalist Society. Some of her accomplishments since joining the House of Representatives in 2015 include: voted against tax increases, combating domestic violence with the “Laurie’s and Barbara’s Law,” passed pension reform to save money, aided nonprofits and community organizations to raise additional funding, and supported legislation to help veterans, among other achievements.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.kateklunkforstaterep.com
https://www.facebook.com/KateKlunkForStateRep


+Michele Knoll

Michele Knoll

District: PA-44

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Michele Knoll

Michele Knoll has extensive experience in education and has held a variety of teaching positions in elementary schools, preschools, and universities. Her lifelong belief in our system of government, and her roles as a student, wife, mother, teacher, employee, volunteer, and advocate inspired her to expand her public service. Previously, Knoll has served on the local school board, and her career background has fostered the understanding and empathy of the interconnected issues Knoll is passionate about. These issues include: creating more jobs, raising the minimum wage, supporting education, balancing the budget and fiscal responsibility, ensuring access to health care, protecting the environment, and encouraging women to participate in government.

Websites and Social Media

http://knoll4pa44.com
https://www.facebook.com/MicheleKnoll44/
https://twitter.com/MicheleKnoll44

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2017

+Patty "Pat" Kozlowski

Patty "Pat" Kozlowski

District: PA-177

Party Affiliation: Republican

Patty

Websites and Social Media





+Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Leanne Krueger-Braneky

District: PA-161

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Leanne Krueger-Braneky

Prior to elected office, Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky served as Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, an organization that supports over 50,000 locally-owned, independent businesses across the country. She has received local and national attention for her work in economic development and public policy, going as high as advising the Obama administration on the needs of local businesses. After her first seven months in office, Krueger-Braneky was named one of the six national finalists for EMILY’s List’s Gabrielle Giffords Rising Start Award. In addition to her legislative duties, Leanne serves as Fundraising Co-Chair of the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee. She became the first woman to represent the 161th legislative district in 2015. Since then, she has quickly emerged as a leading voice for women, families, and our environment.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.leanne4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/voteleanne
https://twitter.com/leanne4pa

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2014

+Anita Astorino Kulik

Anita Astorino Kulik

District: PA-45

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Anita Astorino Kulik

Anita Astorino Kulik has over 25 years of legal experience as an appellate law clerk and private practitioner. She has a strong background in elder law, and cases involving domestic violence, which makes her a forceful and respected advocate for families and seniors. Before her initial election to the General Assembly, Kulik served as the Kennedy Township Commissioner, where she gained a reputation for transparency and effective governance. She is also highly active in her community and volunteers with a variety of organizations. Kulik translated her priorities into action during her first term in the House when she championed legislation for the protection of organized labor, fought for public school funding, and stood up to assaults on healthcare and social services. Currently, her legislative platform includes grant funding to remove blighted properties, combatting the opioid epidemic, raising the minimum wage, and maintaining the Affordable Care Act.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.anitaastorinokulik.com
https://www.facebook.com/Keep-State-Representative-Anita-Astorino-Kulik-1419364011410563/


+Malinda “Lauren” Lareau

Malinda “Lauren” Lareau

District: PA-142

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Malinda “Lauren” Lareau

Lauren Lareau is a lifelong Pennsylvania resident with a love for education. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Human Development, ahead of schedule and with honors. In addition to full time substitute teaching, she owns and operates a small tutoring business, where she helps high school students prepare for success in college and beyond. Lareau is committed to bettering the public schools in the commonwealth, and supports common sense gun laws to make schools as safe as possible. This includes strict enforcement of current background check laws. As a small business owner, Lareau understands the importance of small businesses in a local community, and she will work tirelessly to ensure that starting and owning a business is about working with customers, not navigating municipal bureaucracy.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votelaurenlareau.org
https://www.facebook.com/VoteLaurenLareau/
https://twitter.com/VoteLauren2018

+Summer Lee

Summer Lee

District: PA-34

Party Affiliation: Republican

Summer Lee

Summer Lee is a lifelong resident of the 34th district, and a proud graduate of Woodland Hills High School, Pennsylvania State University and Howard University of Law. While at Howard, Lee specialized in civil rights and constitutional law and she worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and in the Office of the General Counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. Her legal background caused her to gain interest in community activism and organizing, so she has volunteered on campaigns and with community and labor organizations. Her advocacy projects strengthen her support for workers’ rights, a $15 minimum wage, and for increased competency training for educators and elimination of armed police presence in the Woodland Hills schools. Lee’s legislative platform includes criminal justice reform, free, high quality public education, healthcare for all, $15 minimum wage, union protection, tax reform, environmental protection, defending women’s, and LGBTQIA+ rights, and assisting seniors.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.summerforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/SummerForPA/
https://twitter.com/SummerForPA

+Jill Linta

Jill Linta

District: PA-106

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jill Linta

Jill Linta is an advocate who focuses on civil rights, and the protection of the environment and wildlife. Formerly, she worked as the Assistant Hearings Administrator for the PA Insurance Department where she gained legal experience. Since 2000, Linta has been a trained poll watcher and has volunteered in every presidential election thereafter. In the fall of 2016, she became a trained legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild and has since been promoted to a coordinator. Her other passions include animal rescue and welfare issues. She has been a member of the Sierra Club since the late 1990’s and she served as Vice Chair from 2015-2017, and was elected Chair in January 2018. With the Sierra Club, Linta initiated Adopt-a-Highway involvement and led volunteers in cleanups. Linta also has experience with the Susquehanna River Cleanup, Dauphin County Animal Response Team, the Humane Society of the U.S., and the Tri-State Bird Rehabilitation and Rescue.

Websites and Social Media

https://106forwardtogether.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/WomenWinning106/
https://twitter.com/WomenWinning106

+Amber Little Turner

Amber Little Turner

District: PA-74

Party Affiliation: Republican

Amber Little Turner

Amber Little-Turner began her career as a law clerk for Judge Gwenn Knapp, before starting her own business as a contractor for affordable legal counsel to families and small business owners. She serves over 700 clients in 10 states. For the past four years she was Representative Harry Lewis Jr.’s constituent outreach specialist. Her experience has given her realistic expectations and the skills necessary to address the issues the commonwealth faces. Her legislative priorities include increasing funding for public schools, creating jobs and economic development in her district, providing treatment and counseling services for opioid addicts and their family, reducing the property tax burden, respecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners while supporting common-sense reforms that keep families and children safe, and backing balanced, independent redistricting commission. In her spare time, Little Turner dedicates time to serving on local boards, advisory committees, and community initiatives.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votelittleturner.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteLittleTurner/


Ready to Run™ Alumna

2018

+Vanessa Lowery Brown

Vanessa Lowery Brown

District: PA-190

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Vanessa Lowery Brown

Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown is a community activist dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents in the 190th district, and strengthening the economy of West and North Philadelphia. Representative Brown hosts “Senior Salute” breakfast meetings, where she listens to the concerns and ideas of the elders in her community. Since taking office, Vanessa secured $4 million in grants to help improve the health and recreation of her constituents, expand the Haddington Health Center, and for SMITH: The Kids Play Place in the Park. Before her election, Brown was a community organizer involved in several groups, including the West Philadelphia Coalition, Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, East Africa Recourse and Study Center, and Philadelphia Weed and Seed. She is also actively involved in education issues as the school and school district levels, and advocates for self-improvement and empowerment. Vanessa is well-renowned and has received many awards for her community participation, activism, and improvement.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Brown/
https://www.facebook.com/RepLoweryBrown/
https://twitter.com/RepVanessaBrown

+Maureen Madden

Maureen Madden

District: PA-115

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Maureen Madden

Before being elected to represent the 115th Legislative District, Representative Maureen Madden was an educator at East Stroudsburg University. While there, she experienced the negative impact of education budget cuts have on students. Her priorities include increasing higher education funding by eliminating corporate tax breaks, reforming property taxes, and securing additional state funding for basic education so public schools are fairly funded. Madden supports increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, and infrastructure repairs. Moreover, she supports a moratorium on fracking natural gas until safety measures are put in place to ensure that the surrounding drinking water is safe, and there is a decreased risk of leaks. She also supports an extraction tax on natural gas companies so all Pennsylvanians can benefit from the growing industry. She is a strong advocate for women’s health and right to choose, as well as equal protections for LGBTQIA+ residents.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/madden
https://www.facebook.com/RepMaureenMadden/
https://twitter.com/repmadden

+Joanna McClinton

Joanna McClinton

District: PA-191

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Joanna McClinton

Representative Joanna McClinton, Esquire, is an active member of her community, fulfilling her lifelong passion of bettering the lives of others. After law school, she joined the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where she was an assistant public defender for seven years. In her last year, she served as assistant chief of the East Zone, helping attorneys with case preparation. In 2013, McClinton became chief counsel to State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams. During this time, she developed policy and legislation, organized expungement fairs and public policy forums, and helped constituents with problems. McClinton is a former youth leader at her church, and a volunteer with Outreach to Youth, and Hands of Compassion American Sign Language Ministry. She was elected Board Member of the La Salle University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Joanna has also served as secretary of the Philadelphia Barrister’s Association and is currently the President of La Salle University African American Alumni Association.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.mcclintonforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/jojo4pa/
https://twitter.com/ministerjojomac

+Elizabeth “Betsy” Rohanna McClure

Elizabeth “Betsy” Rohanna McClure

District: PA-50

Party Affiliation: Republican

Elizabeth “Betsy” Rohanna McClure

Betsy McClure was born and raised in Greene County, graduated from local schools, and raised her family there. She earned her nursing degree from Waynesburg College and a Master’s in Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She holds a K-12 Principal certification and has been a respected certified school nurse in the Trinity School District for more than 15 years. Prior to accepting her current position, McClure served as a case manager for Albert Gallatin Hospice and Washington Hospital. She also taught college and vocational technical nursing classes.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.teamrohannamcclure.org
https://www.facebook.com/BetsyMcClurePA/


+Erin McCracken

Erin McCracken

District: PA-171

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Erin McCracken

Erin McCracken’s personal, professional, and educational background have prepared her to serve as an exceptional State Representative for the residents of the 171st district. McCracken is a mom, community advocate, and small business owner based in Millheim. She and her husband own EcoVents Catering located in the Bremen Town Ballroom. Thanks to her husband, the Ballroom is now a beautiful community event space where she is serving food sourced produced on local farms, encouraging local enterprise, and preserving natural resources. Erin believes in working hard and doing good at the same time, and her business has supported countless community-based events and has been a big part of Millheim’s Main Street revitalization. She is extremely well prepared to listen to, and lead, all people who live in the District because she learned early that recognizing different perspectives is important.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.erinmccrackenforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/ErinForPA171/
https://twitter.com/erinmccrackenpa

+Jeanne McNeill

Jeanne McNeill

District: PA-133

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jeanne McNeill

Jeanne McNeill is a 27-year resident of the 133rd Legislative district. She and her late husband, former State Representative of the 133rd District Daniel McNeill, raised their two daughters within the district. Her professional experience includes a 14-year employment with CLIU 21 as a skills trainer teaching job skills, independence, and life skills to young adults with disabilities. Previously, she worked for Parkland High School in the college Resource Room, assisting students with the difficult process of choosing an institution of higher learning and major. McNeill has always prioritized community and she is known to organize fundraisers for fire victims, cancer patients, hosting Thanksgiving dinners for those in need, and serving spaghetti dinners at her church. Jeanne carries on her late husband’s work by continuing to fight for working families, seniors, and women’s rights, and the rights and opportunities for the physically and mentally challenged citizens of Pennsylvania and against discrimination of all kinds.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/McNeill
https://www.facebook.com/RepMcNeill/
https://twitter.com/repmcneill

+Natalie Mihalek Stuck

Natalie Mihalek Stuck

District: PA-40

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Natalie Mihalek Stuck

Natalie Mihalek is an Allegheny county native, and United States Navy veteran. While in the Navy, she was part of the 1% of women sailors selected to serve in the prestigious Nuclear Power Program. After active duty, Mihalek went to Appalachian School of Law, and her desire to serve her community inspired her to practice at the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting criminal cases. Her platform includes measures to increase and better services to veterans, reduce property taxes and other barriers to home ownership, funding public education and promoting school choice, addressing the opioid epidemic, and supporting social conservative values.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.nataliemihalek.com
https://www.facebook.com/natmihalek/
https://www.instagram.com/nataliemihalek/

+Lori Mizgorski

Lori Mizgorski

District: PA-30

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Lori Mizgorski

Lori Mizgorski is currently the Shaler Commissioner and active member of the community. Her past professional experiences include college admissions and financial aid, business and communications, fundraising, and planning special events. She also has experience working with the disabled. Currently, Mizgorski works in sales. Within her community, Mizgorski is a member of the St. Bonaventure Parish, and volunteers with local schools. Since January 2006, she joined the Shaler North Hills Library Board of Directors and has dedicated numerous hours ensuring the success of the library. In 2009, she completed a course in “Contemplating Governing” and signed a pledge stating she will complete a certificate course for Newly Elected Officials, a comprehensive course covering municipal government, offered by the Local Government Academy. She is excited to engage with constituents and to hear their concerns, respond to their needs, and address the issues in the district.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/Lori4PA/



+Elizabeth “Betsy” Monroe

Elizabeth “Betsy” Monroe

District: PA-30

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Elizabeth “Betsy” Monroe

Betsy Monroe is a dedicated, and experienced healthcare professional who thrives in helping older Pennsylvanians in her community gain access to affordable health insurance. Within her community, she has served as PTO treasurer for five years, and lead a Girl Scout troop, volunteered for trail maintenance, and acted as assistant Scoutmaster with the local Boy Scout troop. Monroe’s political advocacy started by attending march’s, calling and writing her representatives, and now, is running for office. She is especially passionate about women’s health issues and fair redistricting. Other platform highlights include pledging to end gerrymandering, increasing and enforcing environmental protection statues for clean air and water, addressing the opioid epidemic, increasing public school funding, and reforming health care.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.betsymonroe.com
https://twitter.com/betsymonroe
https://www.facebook.com/betsymonroepa
https://www.facebook.com/betsymonroepa

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2018

+Ruth Moton

Ruth Moton

District: PA-159

Party Affiliation: Republican

Ruth Moton

Ruth Moton is a community advocate. She works with New Jerusalem COGIC, UCRP, Consumer Advocate, Unity Temple C.O.G.I.C. Youth Leader. She believes politicians are out of touch reality and she will work hard to represent the voices and ideals of the residents of her district. Moton started her career as a part time employee, but rose through ranks and ended up managing at WAWA, selling real estate at Weichart, Realtors and Long & Foster, to Regional Manager for LA Weight-Loss Center. She was able to turn “distressed locations” into profitable, well-balanced locations with increased customer satisfaction. Currently, Moton is a business owner and hopes to instill hard work, pride, and goal-setting into the next generation, while serving the community now.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChooseMrsRuthNotTheParty/
https://twitter.com/iamyourvoice159
https://www.instagram.com/iamyourvoice159th/

+Jennifer O’Mara

Jennifer O’Mara

District: PA-165

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jennifer O’Mara

Jennifer O’Mara was born in Southwest Philadelphia and moved to Prospect Park when she was 13. In high school, Jennifer became a leader in student council, and started her involvement with the Pennsylvania Association of Student Council (PASC). While in college, O’Mara had to work three part-time jobs to afford her education, and she graduated with a dual degree in history and secondary education, and became certified to teach in the Commonwealth. For the past five and a half years, Jennifer has worked as Assistant Director of University Stewardship at the University of Pennsylvania. In her free time, she serves on the Board of Director for PASC, teaches organizational and personal time management to high school students. Her platform includes improving public education, increasing access to quality healthcare, fighting for working families and unions, expanding quality care for veterans, passing common sense gun legislation, supporting women’s rights, and protecting open space.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.voteomara.com
https://www.facebook.com/JennOMara4PA/
https://twitter.com/jennomara4pa

+Donna Oberlander

Donna Oberlander

District: PA-63

Party Affiliation: Republican

Donna Oberlander

Representative Donna Oberlander is a dedicated community volunteer and has proven her leadership and commitment to bringing reform to Harrisburg to put taxpayers and families first. She has fought against tax increases and tolling the interstate, and for balanced budgets. Oberlander authored and secured House passage of legislation enabling businesses to better compete globally. Her platform includes fair funding of public schools, prohibiting tax dollars from funding abortions, and supporting gun ownership rights. She serves a House Republican Caucus Secretary, and as the chairman of the House Gas and Oil Caucus and the House Diabetes Caucus. Oberlander’s strong business legislation has earned her “Guardian of Small Business” awards from the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. She also received awards for her extensive work on improving education and opportunities for rural schools.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.repoberlander.com
https://www.facebook.com/DonnaForStateHouse/
https://twitter.com/repdonna

+Airneezer “Paige” Page

Airneezer “Paige” Page

District: PA-83

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Airneezer “Paige” Page

Airneezer “Paige” Page is a uniquely qualified candidate for state representative because of her level of concern and passion she has for her community. Page cares deeply that children receive a quality education, families earn a respectable wage, and that many citizens are not engaged in the political process. Her professional experience is in finance, and has created an organization called “Community Connection” which has a five-point system to connect to others. As a veteran, Page believes in protecting foreign and domestic communities, and institute gun laws that protect Second Amendment rights while protecting innocent citizens. There are many other issues facing her community, and Paige is willing to listen to constituents and act on their behalf.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.page4pa83.com
https://www.facebook.com/Page4PA83/


+Tina Pickett

Tina Pickett

District: PA-110

Party Affiliation: Republican

Tina Pickett

Representative Tina Pickett was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2000. During her tenure, she has served as chairman of the House Insurance Committee, and Gaming Oversight Committee and is a member of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the House Consumer Affairs, Appropriations, Transportation, and Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committees. She has seen 11 of her bills become law. These laws have extended the Children’s Health Insurance Program, allows life insurance companies to send policies and annuities to customers electronically, if chosen by the consumer. She has also championed issues to help small businesses and expand economic development in Pennsylvania. In addition to her elected office, Pickett has held other public service positions, including serving on the Board of the Area Agency on Aging, the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission, and the Endless Mountains Tourism Board.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.reppickett.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepPickett


+Mary Popovich

Mary Popovich

District: PA-58

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Mary Popovich

Mary Popovich was born and raised in the heart of the 58th district, and worked in a coal mine in order to provide for her son. After an injury, she returned to school and received her Master’s degree in health science, and joined the faculty at California University of Pennsylvania. Popovich served on the Borough of West Newton’s borough council for three years, before being elected the first woman mayor. Her campaign is based on grassroots organization rather than relying on negative ads and gerrymandering. Mary believes in open records and government transparency, accountability between government officials and their constituents, and an on-time state budget are important in the daily lives of the community. Her platform includes funding for increased social services for physically and intellectually challenged individuals, fair redistricting, accountability of elected officials, a livable wage, rights to unions, and equal payment for equal work regardless of gender, adequate funding for public schools, and addressing the opioid epidemic.

Websites and Social Media

https://vote4popovich.com
https://twitter.com/vote4popovich16
https://www.facebook.com/vote4popovich

+Jennie “Jen” Porter

Jennie “Jen” Porter

District: PA-43

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jennie “Jen” Porter

Jen Porter is a career educator, who taught in Maryland public schools for 31 years. She moved to PA in 2006 and became a District Leader in Lampeter-Strasburg for the Democratic Party in 2008. Jen has been campaign treasurer for several Democratic candidates. She currently tutors at Milagro House, where she works with young homeless women who are working towards their GED certifications.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/JenPorterPAHouse43/



+Jennifer Rager-Kay

Jennifer Rager-Kay

District: PA-85

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Jennifer Rager-Kay

Dr. Jenn Rager-Kay, like many in her community, is committed to faith, family, and the future. She is the daughter of a coal miner so she understands concerns about losing a large source of income, jobs, and energy. Her father served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and she is a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and Marine Corps League Auxiliary, so she has tremendous amount of respect for veterans and how they are treated. Since returning to PA, Rager-Kay has been active member of the community, advocating for positive change, growth, and sustainability in the area. As a physician and mother of a 4-year-old son, it is her duty to bring awareness to the health and welfare of residents of the 85th district. Her ideas for the community emphasize the need to put people first. She is running to serve as a voice for the people, and to fight for what is right, not what is expected.

Websites and Social Media

https://drjennforpa85.com
https://www.facebook.com/drjennforpa85/
https://twitter.com/drjennforpa85

+Kathy Rapp

Kathy Rapp

District: PA-65

Party Affiliation: Republican

Kathy Rapp

Representative Kathy Rapp has vast experience in the public and private sector which adds necessary diversity to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During her tenure she has consistently advocated for pro-life legislation and proved herself to be a strong ally of veterans and active duty military personnel. She has passed legislation to eliminate veterans’ disability payments from income eligibility requirements under the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Rapp is also a sponsor of the Pennsylvania Open Workforce Initiative to ensure working citizens have the freedom to join or support unions. Before her election to the General Assembly, Rapp was heavily involved in the health and human services field, serving as a community relations representative with Beverly Health Care, where she managed admissions and marketing for two health care facilities in Warren.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.reprapp.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepRapp


+Patti Rodgers Morrisette

Patti Rodgers Morrisette

District: PA-161

Party Affiliation: Republican

Patti Rodgers Morrisette

Patti Rodgers Morrisette is a business professional and lifelong resident of Delaware County. Her professional experience stems from being a top producing realtor for 14 years, and she has received many awards for her work. Rodgers Morrisette is a member of Suburban West Realtors Association, and the National Association of Realtors. She prides herself on hard work, and being well-prepared. Prior to real estate, Patti worked as an executive assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Raytheon. Outside of work, Rodgers Morrisette is a long-time member of St. John Chrysostom Church, volunteers as Eucharistic Minister for Crozer Hospital, and is a former member of the Board of Directors and tee ball coach for Swarthmorewood Athletic Association. She is also an active member of Friends of Alexander Deihl, which provides aid and assistance to children who are chronically or terminally ill. Patti is a former Republican committee woman and former Election Machine Inspector.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.pattiforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/PattiForPA/
https://twitter.com/pattiforpa

+Christina D. Sappey

Christina D. Sappey

District: PA-158

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Christina D. Sappey

Christina Sappey has 12 years of bi-partisan government and business experience to apply to the state legislator. She has previously worked with former State Representative Barbara McIlvaine Smith, State Senator Andy Dinniman, and State Representative Carolyn Comitta. Sappey has a reputation of being a compassionate moderate, and is known to listen and work collaboratively with others to create practical solutions. Her biggest legislative priority is an adequate budget that ensures proper funding and implementation of programs for education and environmental conservation. Christina’s experience stretches beyond the public sector and into the business realm. She has managed businesses ranging from small family-owned retail spaces, to nation-wide fashion corporations. This means she understands the business mindset, and can translate this into sparking sustained economic growth in her Chester County. Within her community, Sappey has volunteered with her church and at her children’s public schools; she was even one of several residents who founded the Marshallton Conservation Trust, a non-profit organization.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.christinasappeypa158.com
https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaSappeyPA158/


+Lynda Schlegel Culver

Lynda Schlegel Culver

District: PA-108

Party Affiliation: Republican

Lynda Schlegel Culver

Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver is a lifelong resident of Northumberland County, and has defined the course of her life by helping her family, friends, and community. Prior to running herself, Schlegel Culver worked as staff leader for former state Representative Merle Phillips for over 20 years. In that role, she learned the ins and outs of state and local government, while simultaneously coordinating top-notch constituent services. Within the community, Lynda volunteers with a variety of community organizations such as Early Learning Investment Committee, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, Soroptimist International, and Sunbury Revitalization, Inc. During the current congressional session, Schlegel Culver serves as a member of the House Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Aging and Older Adult Services and Insurance Committees. She is also deputy policy chair for the House Majority Policy Committee, which travels around the state gathering information about important state issues.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.lyndaculver.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepCulver
https://twitter.com/LyndaCulver

+Kara Scott

Kara Scott

District: PA-122

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Kara Scott

Kara Scott is an active community volunteer passionate about strengthening her community. She is president of Bowmanstown Borough Council, she established the Bowmanstown Area Residents Connected Community group, is Vice President of the Carbon County Council of Governments, and boasts 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Her priorities include looking critically at the opioid crisis, school improvement, increase sensible economic development, take care of and support veterans and seniors, and most importantly, ensure constituents are heard. Her experience in local government, professional leadership, and community service gives her the necessary skills to meet her legislative goals. These goals include increase access to affordable healthcare, implementing a “no budget, no pay” law to for legislators, expand democratic participation, promote renewable energy and environmental conservation, among other important issues.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.karaforcarbon.com
https://www.facebook.com/karaforcarbon/
https://twitter.com/KaraforCarbon

+Kristin Seale

Kristin Seale

District: PA-168

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Kristin Seale

Kristin Seale was raised with the idea that if she had enough to eat and a place to sleep, it was her responsibility to serve others in need. She spent much of her childhood volunteering for Maryland School for the Blind, a homeless breakfast, peer groups for children of divorce, and the first wave of people living with HIV/AIDS. Currently, Kristin is on the leadership team of a statewide energy nonprofit that assists residents in conserving energy and saving money. She has also founded two successful nonprofit women’s sports organizations. In November 2017, Seale was elected Rose Tree Media School Board Director. Her experience serving the public gives her a reputation as a reliable, active, and compassionate listener. She hopes to bring about positive changes for public safety, public education, civil rights and social equity, and improving the health and lives of the community by promoting economic growth.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.kristinseale.com
https://www.facebook.com/ServeThe168th/
https://twitter.com/ServeThe168th

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2017

+Melissa Shusterman

Melissa Shusterman

District: PA-157

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Melissa Shusterman

Melissa Shusterman is a fourth-generation resident of the Phoenixville area. She founded her own video production company, and has grown it into a successful company that works with media organizations across the state and country. Her platform is succinctly described as “Common Sense Before Politics” because she is frustrated with career politicians who would rather point fingers than address the mounting debt, crumbling infrastructure, downtrodden schools, and lack of care for the environment. Shusterman is committed to improving public schools, reducing gun violence, advocating for fiscal responsibility, caring for the environment, increasing economic opportunity, addressing the opioid epidemic, providing dignity for senior citizens, and ending gerrymandering.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.melissashusterman.com
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaShustermanforStateRep
https://twitter.com/MelissaForPA

+Emily Skopov

Emily Skopov

District: PA-28

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Emily Skopov

Emily is a community advocate since moving to Wexford in 2010. She founded No Crayon Left Behind, a nonprofit that collects new and slightly used crayons and other school supplies from restaurants, organizations, and individuals, and distributes them to children. No Crayon Left Behind is successful because Skopov was able to use her fresh perspective, and hard work to apply a common sense solution. Her willingness to collaborate with people from a variety of different backgrounds allowed to address a need and solve a problem. She believes elected leaders should conduct the same process to ensure accountability to constituents. Skopov is running to help build a fairer and secure Commonwealth, strengthen the public school system, expand and preserve business and employment opportunities, ensure neighbors have affordable and effective health care options, create more anti-discrimination laws, and much more.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.electemily4pa.com
https://www.facebook.com/ElectEmily4PA
https://twitter.com/eskopov16

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2017

+Patricia “Patty” Smith

Patricia “Patty” Smith

District: PA-104

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Patricia “Patty” Smith

Patty Smith is a life-long resident of Dauphin County, and her family has owned and operated a local business for more than three generations. Throughout her career, Smith earned a certificate in Public Management from Millersville University which she has applied to managing multi-million-dollar government budgets and projects. She has worked extensively in local government management, as well as in the private and non-profit sectors. In her spare time, Patty volunteers in the community promoting sensible development, adequate infrastructure, smart land use, traffic solutions, animal rescue, and she works with Rock the Capital to fight and expose government corruption and misuse of taxpayer money. Her platform includes raising the minimum wage, ending gerrymandering, fighting for equal rights, refusing per diems, expanding healthcare access and quality, increasing education funding, and keeping government officials accountable.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.pattysmithforpa.com
https://www.facebook.com/PattySmithForPA/
https://twitter.com/PattySmithForPA

+Pamela “Pam” Snyder

Pamela “Pam” Snyder

District: PA-50

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Pamela “Pam” Snyder

Representative Pam Snyder has upheld her reputation as a hard worker who will fight her constituents on issues such as energy policy, economic development, tax reform and restraint, public education, gun rights, and reforming state government, even if it requires her to oppose rigid party leadership. Snyder is a proponent for coal and natural gas and the jobs they produce. In April 2014, Snyder was one of the four lawmakers named to a Legislative Task Force charged with investigating opioid prescription drug abuse. The result was a state-wade program that established guidelines for prescribing opioids, and funding for an emerging prescription drug monitoring program. Snyder has voted against Republican and Democratic budgets because they did not serve the needs of her constituents, included unreasonable tax increases, and unfair budget proposals. Her top priorities include public education, term limits for legislators, property taxes, transportation funding, and small games of chance.

Websites and Social Media

https://votepamsnyder.com
https://www.facebook.com/pam.snyder
https://twitter.com/PamSnyderPA50

+Linda Sosniak

Linda Sosniak

District: PA-84

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Linda Sosniak

Linda Sosniak is a current member of the Picture Rocks Borough Council and is running to truly represent the 84th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She knows her community is filled with strong, business and work-focused people who believe in sensible land and water conservation, and more investment in public schools. Sosniak believes in a state supported comprehensive healthcare plan to reduce the burden on small businesses. She is running to help protect workers’ safety, take a stand against anti-union legislation, and to stop the budget battles that plague the state. Her campaign is a bi-partisan effort to bring people together to solve common problems. Before entering politics, Linda worked in the United States Postal Service for 28 years, where she earned numerous awards and graduated from the USPS Advanced Leadership Academy.

Websites and Social Media

http://lscampaign.com
https://www.facebook.com/Linda84th/
https://twitter.com/LSCampaign

+Kerith Strano Taylor

Kerith Strano Taylor

District: PA-66

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Kerith Strano Taylor

Kerith Strano Taylor was born and raised in Brookville, and she owns her own law firm where she aids children and families. Formerly, she served as Chair of the PA Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Procedural Rules Committee. Currently, Strano Taylor is a member of the Bar of the US Supreme Court, the PA Bar, and School Board Director in the Brookville area School District. Her legislative priorities include strengthening schools by providing sufficient resources, better preparing students for tomorrow’s economy, and supporting teachers and families; promoting good jobs by investing in infrastructure, and offer worker trainings; supporting healthy communities by funding programs to combat the opioid crisis, ensure rural communities are not over-taxed, and secure funds to protect children and youth.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.kerithcares.com
https://twitter.com/kerith4pa66
https://www.facebook.com/KerithForPA66/

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2014

+Helen Tai

Helen Tai

District: PA-178

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Helen Tai

Representative Helen Tai was first elected in a 2018 special election. Previously, she served on the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors for 4.5 years. During her time, she regularly communicated with residents, and her constituents appreciated her transparency. Tai used this method to bring people together to address water pollution and governmental waste. Her experience extends beyond the public sector. 10 years ago she started a consulting firm, Enabling Innovation, LLC, that utilized proven business improvement methodologies to drive transformational innovation. Previously, she worked in Johnson and Johnson consumer products division, where she trained and coached senior management. In her spare time, she and her husband teach the martial art of aikido in New Hope. Tai’s platform addresses issues she believes prevent an equal society including: government reform, environment conservation, quality education, healthcare for all, equitable pay, budget, gun safety, sustainable development and traffic, and the opioid epidemic.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.helentai.com
https://www.facebook.com/giveemhelentai
https://twitter.com/GiveEmHelenTai

+Wendi Thomas

Wendi Thomas

District: PA-178

Party Affiliation: Republican

Wendi Thomas

Wendi Thomas began serving her community while advocating for children by volunteering in schools, joining the PTO, and serving on the Council Rock School Board. While on the Board, she had bipartisan support and was chosen as Vice President, and then, President. Because of her widespread support, she was able to make Council Rock’s schools among the best in the nation while keeping taxes among the lowest in Bucks County. She accomplished this by listening to local residents, prioritizing issues, and creatively coming up with solutions – skills easily applied in the House of Representatives. Thomas is also a professional businesswoman who worked with a small healthcare startup that ultimately grew into a national firm. She rose through the ranks from sales person to Senior Vice President. Her experience, problem solving skills, and professional and personal background position her to help Pennsylvania tackle current and future challenges.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.votewendi.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteWendiThomas/
https://twitter.com/VoteWendi

+Marcy Toepel

Marcy Toepel

District: PA-147

Party Affiliation: Republican

Marcy Toepel

Before being elected to the represent the 147th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Marcy Toepel worked in a number of private industry positions, before joining the staff of the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts in 1996. Eventually, Marcy was promoted to First Deputy, where she was responsible for the day to day administration of the office such as managing and processing filings related to criminal court proceedings. In 2006, Toepel was recognized as the Montgomery County Court House Employee of the Year for her dedication and commitment to her professional responsibilities. In 2008, she was hired as First Deputy to the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds, and was elected to the House in 2010. Her platform includes reforming property taxes, investing in education, combating the opioid crisis, ensuring casino revenue helps Montgomery County, strengthening the economy through private sector growth, fighting crime and protecting children, and preserving open spaces.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.marcytoepel.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteMarcyToepel/


+Tarah Toohil

Tarah Toohil

District: PA-116

Party Affiliation: Republican

Tarah Toohil

Representative Tarah Toohil is currently serving her fourth term as state representative. Before entering the public sector, she was a paralegal for Matthew Cartwright, now U.S. Congressman. Then, she attended law school and became an attorney. Within her community, Toohil is an active member of many organizations including the Lower Luzerne Bar Association, Hazelton Area Lady Lawyers, Hazelton Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and AAUW Breaking Through Barriers for Women and Girls. Representative Toohil is seeking to bring about the restoration of government integrity and accountability to strengthen Pennsylvania’s jobs climate. She is a strong proponent of providing property tax relief, and removing burdensome taxes for local entrepreneurs. She wants to reduce excessive government spending and borrowing, and supports efforts to identify and isolate welfare fraud.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.reptoohil.com
https://www.facebook.com/RepToohil
https://twitter.com/RepToohil

+Wendy Ullman

Wendy Ullman

District: PA-143

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Wendy Ullman

Wendy Ullman and her husband, Dan, have lived in the 143rd legislative district for 32 years. Her husband is a small business owner, and Ullman teaches at Bucks County and Montgomery County Community Colleges. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers, and serves on the negotiating team. Her priorities support women and family, clean energy and conservation, and education. Specifically, she advocates for full reproductive rights, sustained funding for social programs such as SNAP, CHIP, and Medicaid, adopting Paid Family Medical Leave Coverage, and raising the minimum wage. For clean energy and conservation, she believes in increasing effective communication with the fracking and natural gas industry, incentivizing clean energy for all, and maintaining State Parks. She also cares about expanding funds for higher education, and universal pre-k education.

Websites and Social Media

https://wendyullman.com
https://www.facebook.com/wendyullman143/


+Susannah “Sue” Walker

Susannah “Sue” Walker

District: PA-13

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Susannah “Sue” Walker

Sue Walker is a working mom, public school educator, and 20-year resident of Landenberg, PA. As an independent thinker, she intends to work diligently and foster collaboration toward fiscal accountability, economic growth and new jobs, educational excellence, infrastructure improvement, conservation of natural resources, and expanding access to quality healthcare and safety for all. For the last 14 years, Walker has worked at the Avon Grove School District as volunteer coordinator, Title 1 instructor for reading remediation, and currently manages the high school library. Before joining the school district, Sue was president of the local MOMS club – a national organization for stay-at-home moms. In addition, she worked as an employment recruiter where she witnessed the needs of the country’s working poor.

Websites and Social Media

https://www.suewalkerpa13.com
https://www.facebook.com/SueWalkerPA13/
https://www.instagram.com/suewalkerPA13/

+Tricia “Trish” Wertz

Tricia “Trish” Wertz

District: PA-129

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Tricia “Trish” Wertz

Trish Wertz is an educator, who started her career teaching history and English at Quakertown Middle School. Afterward, she taught special education students for Reading School District and Wilson School District. In 2006, Trish made the difficult decision to leave teaching to raise her sons after the tragic death of her husband, a police officer. Wertz continues her husband’s legacy by supporting her community through volunteering. She serves as vice president of Law Enforcement United, a non-profit organization that raises money for the families of fallen officers. She is a trustee of Concerns of Police Survivors, a similar organization that supports families of slain law enforcement officers. Trish is also on the board of directors for the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund. Finally, she organizes events to honor her late husband, Reading Police Officer Scott Wertz.

Websites and Social Media

https://friendsfortrishwertz.com
https://www.facebook.com/Trish-Wertz-for-State-Representative-129-222039468342643/
https://twitter.com/trishwertz129

+Michele D. Wherley

Michele D. Wherley

District: PA-41

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Michele D. Wherley

In the span of her career, Michele Wherley was a part of the medical field, higher education, and human resources. Wherley was the first person in her family to earn a college degree – an Associate’s Degree at Central Penn College, and years later, at age 40, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Communities. She is once again changing career paths because she believes the current political system is broken, and the people are paying the price for the dysfunction. Wherley believes State government can do better in addressing tax policies, public school funding, and higher education funding. Wherley believes hardworking people deserve a living wage and economic security, and that healthcare is right and should be available regardless of well-being and income level.

Websites and Social Media

http://micheleforpa41.com
https://www.facebook.com/Micheleforpa41/
https://twitter.com/Micheleforpa41
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDweh4M5kVttxFhyTdsKoQ

+Martina A White

Martina A White

District: PA-170

Party Affiliation: Republican

Martina A White

Representative Martina White is a professional financial adviser for local families and small businesses. Her philosophy is centered around the core values of trust, accountability, and service. White has lived through and understands the challenges and risks associated with building, operating, and growing a small business in Philadelphia, but recognizes the employment opportunities and benefits these companies provide the community. During her education and career, White became passionate about finding ways to assist others. She sees their needs, hears their worries, and addresses concerns for quality education, job security, and desire to save for retirement but unable to do so. Martina White wants to stimulate the economy and bring more jobs and better wages to her district. She also believes in fair taxes, strong and effective schools, and supporting the police, fire fighters, and EMT’s to better the quality of life.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.votemartina.com
https://www.facebook.com/TeamMartina/
https://twitter.com/VoteMartina2016

+Claudette Williams

Claudette Williams

District: PA-176

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Claudette Williams

Claudette Williams is a mother, President of the Mount Pocono Borough Council, Police Commissioner, Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, and a 30-year US Army Sergeant Major. In 1998 she moved from New York to Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania because of its resources for schools, a strong community, and home she can call her own. In 2003, she made the tough decision to leave her four children with her family, friends, and community while she served in Iraq. Now, as a retired veteran, Williams wants to continue giving back to this great Commonwealth in the House of Representatives with the same dedication and tenacity she had while in the Army. Her platform includes plans for the economy, public education, healthcare, the environment, senior citizens, immigration, and community concerns.

Websites and Social Media

http://claudetteforthepeople.com
https://www.facebook.com/claudette4pa176/
https://twitter.com/VoteClaudettePA

Ready to Run™ Alumna

2015

+Rosita C Youngblood

Rosita C Youngblood

District: PA-198

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Rosita C Youngblood

Representative Rosita Youngblood has been serving the 198th Legislative District of Pennsylvania since 1994. Throughout her tenure, Youngblood has focused on serving the constituents by introducing issue-specific legislation and sponsoring a variety of community outreach programs and activities. She holds positions and memberships to ten community organizations including Philadelphia Democratic Party, Women for Women, and Lucien Crump Educational Foundation. Her involvement in her area extends beyond her work with organized groups, as she has hosted programs such as college fairs, annual Halloween Children’s Fair, Thanksgiving and Christmas basket giveaways, and many others. Since taking office, Representative Youngblood has advocated in favor of the Kinship Care Program, mass transit funding, public welfare and health services, property tax provisions, personal insurance, and against domestic violence, and counterfeiting. Representative Youngblood serves on 14 different House Caucuses.

Websites and Social Media

http://www.pahouse.com/Youngblood/
https://www.facebook.com/RepYoungblood/
https://twitter.com/RepYoungblood

Madeleine Dean

District: PA-153

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Madeleine Dean

Representative Madeleine Dean began her career as a lawyer in Philadelphia, an in-house counsel to Cunnane Bicycle Company Inc., before starting her own business, a small three-women general law practice. Then, she joined La Salle University as an assistant professor of English, a role she filled for 11 years, before her serving as Abington Township Commissioner, Ward 7. In 2012, she was elected to represent the 153rd district of Pennsylvania. Within her role as state representative, Madeleine sits on several committees, including Appropriations, Judiciary, Policy, Urban Affairs, State Government, and Finance. Recently, she was elected to Chair the House Democratic Southeast Delegation consisting of 22 members representing nine counties. She is also Co-Chair of the PA Safe Caucus, a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups dedicated to curbing gun violence through action and awareness.

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