Represent PA invests early $64K in incumbent women candidates

PHILADELPHIA, January 19, 2022 – The 2022 election cycle in Pennsylvania offers many added challenges for candidates across the state, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as yet-to-be-finalized district maps. To get ahead of these trials and support strong, progressive incumbent women candidates, Represent PA has invested an early $64,000.

Here is the list of endorsed candidates that Represent PA endorses for re-election:

  • Sen. Maria Collett, SD-12

  • Sen. Katie Muth, SD-44

  • Sen. Lindsey Williams, SD-38

  • Rep. Jessica Benham, HD-36

  • Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, HD-184

  • Rep. Nancy Guenst, HD-152

  • Rep. Kristine Howard, HD-167

  • Rep. Emily Kinkead, HD-20

  • Rep. Leanne Krueger, HD-161

  • Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, HD-165

  • Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, HD-155

  • Rep. Christina Sappey, HD-158

  • Rep. Melissa Shusterman, HD-157

“By closely following the redistricting process and understanding which seated legislators are most at risk, we were able to determine who might face the largest challenges,” said Christine Jacobs, Executive Director of Represent PA. “This information informs our investment decisions and allows these women to gain a leg up.”

Represent PA has a goal of flipping both the state House and Senate.

About Represent PA

Getting its start in 2014, Represent PA helps progressive women claim their seat at the table. Represent PA focuses on investing in strong democratic women candidates for the Pennsylvania House and Senate. We’re leading the way in PA for women to create a reflective democracy. We are building our “mutual fund” for elections – raising money, analyzing races and candidates – to invest where we can challenge the status quo. Today, Represent PA focuses on paving the way for progressive women so that tomorrow those voices will shape the government in Harrisburg and Washington. To learn more about Represent PA, visit, find us on Facebook and Instagram or follow us on Twitter.

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