We vet candidates for alignment to progressive priorities and impact. Represent PA provides support to get candidates elected. Our endorsements include financial support and connections to our network.
Our endorsement committee is made up of donors, political experts and board members, who bring their insights, experience and passion to the process of selecting the women we endorse.
The endorsement committee looks at the following criteria:
Candidate's alignment with our progressive values
Candidate's commitment to helping other women — in and out of Harrisburg
Status and strength of each campaign
Quality and strength of opponents in the race
Flip-ability of districts – can this district move from red to blue?
ELECTION YEAR TIMELINE
We invest in progressive women with a deliberate process.
January 28: Candidates can now file their petitions with the Secretary of State’s office in Harrisburg
A training session will be held as a guide for our endorsement process.
February 1: Represent PA Endorsement Application opens.
February 19: All candidate petitions are due to Secretary of State's office in Harrisburg.
Mid-February: Another training session will be held as a guide for our endorsement process.
Mid-March: Represent PA Endorsement Application closes.
End of March: Represent PA Endorsement Committee and our political advisors review the candidate questionnaires, collect and review data on the races, and conduct independent research on the candidates. The Endorsement Committee meets to decide which candidates Represent PAC will endorse in the primaries.
Represent PA announces our first endorsements and sends our first checks to candidates in early April.
April 28: Pennsylvania Primary Election!
Represent PA Endorsement General Election Application opens.
August 1: Our process is open for candidates to apply for endorsement or update up on their campaigns.
August 24: All applications and updates must be received by 5 p.m.
Early September: The Endorsement Committee meets to decide which candidates Represent PAC will endorse in the general elections in November.
In mid-September, Represent will announce our general election round of endorsements. Checks will be sent to candidates by the end of September.
Compressed schedules are used for special elections. New applications are closed until 2020.
REPRESENT ENDORSED LEGISLATORS
TOGETHER, WE'VE POWERED THESE PROGRESSIVE WOMEN TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE LEGISLATURE
Rep. Leanne Krueger
Rep. Donna Bullock
Rep. Morgan Cephas
Rep. Carolyn Comitta
Rep Mary Jo Daley
Rep. Tina Davis
Rep. Summer Lee
Rep. Pam DeLissio
Rep. Sara Innamorato
Rep. Patty Kim