Represent PA congratulates 23 women on winning their state races

PHILADELPHIA, November 7, 2018 – As record numbers of women ran for state races across Pennsylvania, Represent PA, the only organization in Pennsylvania focused on investing in Democratic women candidates for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, congratulates 23 of its endorsed candidates on their hard-fought and well-deserved victories, contributing half of PA’s total of 18 flipped seats in the General Assembly.

“By raising over $200,000, Represent was able to support many women candidates – bakers, electricians, grandmothers and lawyers – all aligned in their progressive values to serve their communities and represent the interests of their constituents,” said Christine Jacobs, Executive Director of Represent PA. “This state faces a number of big issues related to education, the environment, criminal justice reform and public health, and these women have a big task in front of them. But we supported them because we have confidence in them and their demonstrated hard work. Holding each of them accountable in the name of progress, is our next task.”

Represent PA applauds the following candidates on their victories (bolded names equal a democratic pick-up):

Maria Collett (SD-12)

Lindsey Williams (SD-38)

Katie Muth (SD-44)

Sara Innomorato (HD-21)

Summer Lee (HD-34)

Liz Hanbidge (HD-61)

Patty Kim (HD-103)

Maureen Madden (HD-115)

Tina Davis (HD-141)

Wendy Ullman (HD-143)

Mary Jo Daley (HD-148)

Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155)

Carolyn Comitta (HD-156)

Melissa Shusterman (HD-157)

Christina Sappey (HD-158)

Leanne Krueger-Braneky (HD-161)

Jenn O’Mara (HD-165)

Elizabeth Fiedler (HD-184)

Joanna McClinton (HD-191)

Morgan Cephas (HD-192)

Pamela DeLissio (HD-194)

Donna Bullock (HD-195)

Rosita Youngblood (HD-198)

Represent PA

Since 2013, Represent PA has been helping progressive women claim their seat at the table. Represent PA is the only organization in Pennsylvania focused on investing in progressive women candidates for the Pennsylvania House and Senate. Represent PA is leading the way for women to create a reflective democracy – as donors and as candidates – by raising money, analyzing races and candidates, and investing where it can challenge the status quo. Represent PA is paving the way for progressing women today, so that tomorrow their voices will shape government in Harrisburg. To learn more about Represent, visit, find us on Facebook, on Twitter or on Instagram.

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Heidi Siegel

Represent PA Communication Chair

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