In partnership With the Food & water action pac, Proud Pennsylvania endorses candidates for the state legislature who support:

  1. Moratorium on fracking, pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure.

  2. Legislation to move Pennsylvania towards 100% renewable energy by 2050

  3. An economic development plan that brings jobs, community wealth and economic self-reliance to our state

  4. Expanding Pennsylvania’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry

All candidates have pledged not to accept contributions from the fossil fuel industry.

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Kristin Seale- House District 168, Delaware County   Kristin is a lifelong public servant, advocating for equal access to affordable healthcare, energy and a living wage. She has worked to advance energy efficiency in our state through her work at the Keystone Energy Efficiency Association's Energy Education Fund. She has also played an active role in the fight against the Mariner East 2 pipeline. If elected, Kristin would become the first LGBT woman to serve in Pennsylvania’s legislature, bringing a strong, community-informed voice to the important decision making that impacts our public safety, public education, civil rights and social equity.

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Danielle Friel Otten- House District 155, Chester County   Danielle Otten is a mother, businesswoman, and fierce leader of Chester County’s anti-pipeline movement. When Danielle learned that the dangerous Mariner East 2 pipeline would run just 40 feet from the yard where her two young children play, she stood up to protect the rights of her family and community against lobbyists in Harrisburg . She plans to prioritize education, healthcare, and good stewardship of our environment.

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Erin McCracken- House District 171, Centre County  Erin is a community advocate, mother, and small business-owner based in Centre County’s Millheim Township.  She runs a restored community event space and catering company with her husband, specializing in barbecue made with locally sourced meat. Erin has been involved in her community’s fight against Nestle’s proposed water bottling plant. She plans to fight on behalf of hard-working families across Pennsylvania.

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Summer Lee- House District 34, Allegheny County  Summer was born and raised in North Braddock, a community which has historically suffered from pollution caused by the the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill. She will prioritize defeating a fracking well proposed at the steel mill, and pushing for a statewide ban on fracking. She is a dedicated organizer, activist, and advocate for social justice. She will work to improve air and water quality in Allegheny County.

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Elizabeth Fiedler- House District 184, Philadelphia  Elizabeth is a former reporter for WHYY where she covered community affairs and politics -- she’s spent ten years asking tough questions of people in power and listening to Pennsylvanians who’s voices are not being heard in Harrisburg. A mother of two, Elizabeth knows that fighting climate change is the most important thing we can do to ensure the health and well-being of our children and grandchildren.

 

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Kara Scott- House District 122, Carbon County  Kara is a Council President for Bowmanstown Borough in Carbon County, mother of four, and community leader. She supports incentivizing municipal sustainable energy policies such as locally owned and operated solar and wind projects, and ending subsidies for unsustainable/non-local projects and investments. She supports full bans on all fracking infrastructure.

 

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Melissa Shusterman- House District 157, Chester County   Melissa is a Phoenixville-area small business owner who would advocate strongly for women’s rights and equal opportunities. She supports increased funding to the Department of Environmental Protection, a moratorium on fracking in the Delaware River Basin, and stricter laws to protect our air, water, and land.

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Katie Muth- Senate District 44, Chester and Montgomery County  Katie is one of the founders of Indivisible Mid Montco, working to bring the change communities around Pennsylvania are advocating for to the hallways of Harrisburg. The Mariner East 2 pipeline cuts through her district, and she supports calls to stop the pipeline and all other fossil fuel infrastructure.

 

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Mike Doyle-  House District 170, Philadelphia   Mike is challenging Representative Martina White, the only Philadelphia Republican in the Pennsylvania House other than retiring Rep. John Taylor. Mike will protect Philadelphia’s status as a sanctuary city, advocate for Medicare for all, and push for a ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.

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Daryl Boling- House District 152, Montgomery County   Daryl Boling has worked in the Montco/Bucks area nonprofit community, supporting arts organizations for 20 years. He plans to bring his experience of community building and cooperation to the State House in Harrisburg, where he sees dysfunction and waste standing in the way of the true priorities of Pennsylvania families. He supports creating grants for small business development and taking aggressive measures to prevent oil and gas companies from damaging our environment.

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Leanne Krueger-Braneky- House District 161, Delaware County  Since she was first elected four years ago, Rep. Krueger-Braneky has been one of the few environmental champions in Pennsylvania’s legislature. She has questioned subsidies for fossil fuel during budget hearings, pushed policies that invest in cleaner industries, and served as an advocate for small businesses.

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Amy Cozze- House District 137, Northampton County  A mother and small business owner, Amy Cozze has seen the positive impact of strengthening local supply chains on community health and wealth. She has served on the board of the Nazareth Business Council and is the liaison for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s Public Policy Committee. She is running for State Representative to advocate for small business owners and protect Pennsylvania’s natural resources.

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Sara Johnson Rothman- House District 151, Montgomery County  Sara has fought for safe drinking water in her community, where a chemical plume threatens residents’ wells. Now she’s running to protect the drinking water of people around the state. She recognizes that environmental degradation, racial discrimination, and poverty are interrelated issues and must be addressed as such.

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Sara InnamoratoHouse District 21, Allegheny County Sara started a company to work with the local and city government in Lawrenceville, developing events and initiatives around technology, food access, social justice and women's rights. She runs SWPA, empowering women to run for elected office. She will prioritize the health of our environment to address air and water pollution in Allegheny County.

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Tim Kearney- Senate District 26, Delaware County

Tim Kearney is the mayor of Swarthmore, and an experienced public servant, a husband, a father, and a small business owner and architect. Thanks to Tim, Swarthmore is a leader in environmental protection and sustainability practices, fair and equitable policing practices, and LGBTQ equality.

 

 

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