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Candidate Spotlight: Carolyn Comitta

Carolyn Comitta is a former two-term mayor of West Chester and is an incumbent candidate for her state rep. seat. She has a broad knowledge of public policy, legislative issues and service, and currently serves on numerous committees including the Environmental Resources & Energy committee. She was also appointed to the PA Women's Commission by Gov. Wolf. After teaching for 11 years, Carolyn and her husband Tom opened their town planning and landscape architecture business. It was important for them to become active in their community. Since taking on the State Rep role, Carolyn has been focused on common sense gun legislation, having been a champion for gun safety laws for decades, and

Candidate Spotlight: Pam DeLissio

Pamela DeLissio is currently in her third term, and is an incumbent serving parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties since 2011. She began her career after graduating from Penn State, when she worked in long-term care and small business ownership. Now residing in Roxboro, she believes more moderates are needed in the legislature – those with deep private sector experience who can develop and evaluate complex policy. Pam is known for her dedication and open dialogues with constituents during numerous town meetings, and for finding solutions by working on both sides of the aisle. As a founding member of the Government Reform Caucus she identifies legislation that garners bipartisan and

Candidate Spotlight: Meredith Buck

Meredith Buck, a single mother of one, a registered nurse, a lawyer and a small business owner, has been a resident of Chalfont Borough since 1998. As a community advocate, she was a founding member of the Friends of Historic Chalfont and served on Chalfont Borough’s Blighted Property Review Committee. She also sits on the Central Bucks Emergency Medical Service’s Board of Directors. Honored by the county and state bar association for her pro bono work on behalf of victims, Meredith also advocates for those less fortunate. In 2009, Meredith received the Florence Nightingale Medal from the International Committee of the Red Cross, which “honors exceptional courage and devotion to caring f

Candidate Spotlight: Kerith Strano Taylor

The daughter of a working-class family, Kerith Strano Taylor was born and raised in Jefferson County, and now lives and works at her own law practice just blocks from her family’s auto repair shop in Brookville, Pa. A graduate of public school in the Brookville Area School District, for which she later served as the elected president of the school board, Kerith graduated from Penn State University and then received her law degree from the George Mason Law School. She opened her family law practice in Brookville, supporting children and families, representing children in the foster care system, and serving on the Statewide Children's Roundtable Initiative. In 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme

Candidate Spotlight: Sara Johnson Rothman

Sara Johnson Rothman is a former Special Victims prosecutor, an Education Law attorney, Vice President of the Upper Dublin School Board and a mom. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, attended public school and the University of Nebraska. Sara came to Philadelphia to attend Temple Law school and was drawn to trial advocacy and the idea of helping victims of crimes, especially women and children – her mom was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child and she was sexually assaulted in college. After getting hired by the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, she began focusing on Special Victims, where her only client was justice. Sara, her husband, Scott, and their son and a daughter, Graham (9

Candidate Spotlight: Melissa Shusterman

Melissa Shusterman has been volunteering for the homeless community since she was 12 and supporting women’s rights since she was a teen. She’s a fourth-generation Phoenixville-area resident and worked in media for 20 years before founding her own video production company, which she grew into a success, while raising her son as a single mother. Melissa believes she can be the voice for working mothers, single parents, caretakers, people with disabilities, senior citizens and those frustrated by an irresponsible government. Her business taught her how to be nimble, creative and think out of the box. She knows Pennsylvania needs innovative thinkers in office. She also believes it’s more impo

Candidate Spotlight: Tarah Probst

Born in East Stroudsburg and raised by her mother, grandmother and aunt, Tarah Probst is currently serving her second term as mayor of Stroudsburg. She first entered politics, leading the strong public opposition to the decision by the local school board to close two elementary schools – including her son’s. Although unsuccessful in stopping the school closing, the efforts Tarah led succeeded in replacing five one-term incumbent school board members with education-minded members; after which she was asked to run for mayor in 2015, becoming the first female mayor in Stroudsburg’s more than 200 years. As mayor, Tarah tackles economic, social and community issues. She brought significant positi

Candidate Spotlight: Linda Fields

Linda Fields lives her life to serve others, fight for what is right and speak up for the voiceless. For the last 28 years, Linda worked as a National Organizer & Business Agent for the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, District 1199C, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. She has personally negotiated hundreds of employee contracts and served as mediator for many grievances over the years. Her experience as a negotiator, mediator, labor relations expert and community advocate confirm her unique ability to connect with people and build collaborative partnerships with common goals. For the past 20 years, she and her family have called Montgomery County home, where she has been happily married f

Candidate Spotlight: Jennifer O'Mara

Jennifer O’Mara had always been politically engaged and aware, but the results of the 2016 election were the tipping point in her decision to run for office. Concluding that she could have the most impact helping the community, she set her sights on Harrisburg, which is as dysfunctional, if not more so, than Washington D.C. and where laws directly impact PA resident lives. After that election, Jennifer thought back on her life experiences – when her father, a Philadelphia Firefighter and union employee, died by gun-suicide, and her mom became the sole provider of three children. Her family survived because of her mom’s union job as a bus driver, her father’s pension and state-funded public s

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