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
February 3: Represent PA Endorsement Primary Election Application opens.
February 19: All candidate petitions are due to Secretary of State's office in Harrisburg
February 24: Training for Endorsement Committee members
March 6: Represent PA Endorsement Primary Election Application closes. All candidate applications must be received by 5 p.m.
March 17: Special Elections
March 24-26: Endorsement Committee Meeting
April 3: Represent PA sends their first checks to candidates ahead of the primary
April 28: Pennsylvania Primary Election!
May 1: Represent PA Endorsement General Election Application opens
July 15: Represent PA application process closes: All applications and updates must be received by 5 p.m.
August 24: Endorsement Committee meeting
September 8: Represent PA sends checks to candidates ahead of the General Election
November 3: General Election!
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