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Pennsylvania State Representative District 139

Description of office: The General Assembly is the legislative branch of government in Pennsylvania. It is composed of two houses: the Senate is the upper house, and the House of Representatives is the lower house. A majority vote in both houses is necessary to pass a law. The PA House of Representatives consists of 203 members representing one district each, with an equal number of constituents. Representatives must be at least 21 years old, have been a citizen and a resident of the state four years and a resident of their respective districts one year before their election, and shall reside in their respective districts during their terms of service. The House develops budget packages, makes taxation decisions, allocates spending, and passes laws (including redistricting in collaboration with the Senate). The House also has the exclusive authority to impeach public officials. Representatives also serve on various policy committees that may propose legislation. Term: 2 years Salary: $106,422 Vote for ONE.

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    Robin Schooley Skibber

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    Jeff Olsommer

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What do you see as the most pressing issues facing Pennsylvanians, and how would you address them?

What changes would you support making to Pennsylvania’s voting laws to expand access, ensure security, and support local election officials and processes?

What legislation would you support to comply with the Commonwealth Court's ruling that Pennsylvania’s school funding system is unconstitutional and must be reformed?

What changes, if any, would you support making to Pennsylvania’s abortion laws?

County Pike
Occupation Registered Dietitian
Education Bachelor's in Science from Penn State University. Hotel, Restaurant, & Inst'l Mgt. 1986. Registration in Dietetics, Marywood University 1997
Qualifications 20 years in food service work, 10 of which in management, including union. Clinical Dietitian in acute care, patient ed. and care planning for at risk patients. 22 years as Administrator for AAA, providing services for 60+ consumers to remain in their homes & communities
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The access to urgent/emergent health care services for the entire county. There is no urgent care, no hospital, and limited numbers of long term care facilities, especially those that are affordable. The number of mental health providers is very small and there are wait lists at most if not all of them. Also the older population is struggling with high home-related costs to stay safely in their own homes, their taxes and rent/mortage/heating costs are forcing many to move, prematurely into alternative living arrangements or prematurely into long term care facilities. There are few to no affordable housing options in the county for working families and seniors as well as young people heading out into the workforce.
Increase education to secondary Ed. Students including technical schools & community colleges. Provide community program providers of all types to promote voting registration, mail-in voting, use social media resources as well to target groups of traditionally low voting performance/registration (ie. 20-30 yo’s) Invest in local communities to participate in election activities & promotion & education about upcoming elections. Use prominent figures in commercials to demonstrate importance of voting.
Stop using one year budgets & work on longer range plans to level the funding inadequacies of districts. Look at the high performing smdistricts & see what their funding ratios are & work on those formul needs per student funding, just like special education funding. Tax equity calculations to help alleviate the tax burden of fixed income & lose income communities
Allocate funds for agencies such as Planned Parenthood to expand into area not shutting them out of communities. Make reproductive healthcare accessible & affordable.. Stop punitive-stigma producing loopholes & rules in healthcare services & coverage.
County Wayne
Occupation Insurance
Education BS - Political Science
Qualifications 24 yr Business Owner & 10 years as Sterling Township Supervisor
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Ensuring our first responders have the resources to keep us safe. Working to improve health care for rural Pennsylvanians. Working to improve our education system to empower tomorrows workforce.
I Would support mail in voting with proper registration and identification tools employed. In person voting - all voters must have a valid ID.
I support the current system, however the formula should be looked at to ensure state funds are disbursed correctly.
I believe Pa has a good law in place.