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Pennsylvania State Representative District 140

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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    Jim Prokopiak

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    Candace Cabanas

Biographical Information

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 Bucks
Occupation attorney/Site acquisition
Education West Chester University, Temple School of Law
Qualifications Pennsbury School Board Member, Former Falls Twp Supervisor, Rec League Coach, father of 3
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The American dream seems harder and harder for working families to achieve. We need to institute programs that create family sustaining jobs, increase access to skills and vocational training, create attainable housing, and fully fund our education system so that everyone has the ability to put a roof over their families head, pay their bills, provide a quality education for their children, have affordable healthcare, and has a pathway to retirement.
voting is a fundamental right, so we must ensure everyone has access to the vote, including the right to a mail-in ballot.
We need to fully fund education with a funding formula that is equitable and fair. We need to ensure that everyone has access to low cost lifetime learning, including skills training, vocational training, and public college education.
I fully support a woman's right to choose. I will not support any restrictions on that fundamental right.
County Bucks
Occupation Restaurant server
Education High School Diploma
Qualifications I'm a resident of the 140th district of Pennsylvania and I pay taxes
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Too many working-class families in communities like mine across Pennsylvania are struggling under the weight of rising inflation, high gas prices, and a weak economic recovery. On top of this, Pennsylvania is ranked among the states with the highest rate of people leaving for other states.

We need responsible leadership in Harrisburg focused on keeping our streets safe, bringing costs down, and promoting the kind of economic growth that will create good family-sustaining jobs.

Bloomberg recently cited “warmer weather, lower taxes, looser regulation, and cheaper housing” as reasons for families and businesses leaving Pennsylvania. While we can’t do anything about the weather, we must do what we can to address these critical issues.
Voters need to have confidence in the outcome of our elections, and I believe there are simple, common-sense measures that we should pursue. Many of these ideas were contained in the proposed Voting Rights Protection Act.

This legislation would have made voting more accessible and more secure – something that should have bipartisan support.

This would have expanded the current voter ID law, required regular audits of elections, and directed counties to provide voters with a scannable and durable Voter Registration Card.

This would have made it easier to vote as well, allowing for in-person early voting, implementing a more practical timeline for mail-in voting, and providing regulations for county-run drop boxes.
When it comes to education, my top priority is ensuring that our local school districts receive their fair share of funding. Our students deserve a top-quality education, and when I’m elected State Representative, I will fight to ensure that they, and their teachers and support staff, have access to the resources they need to be successful.

In particular, I will be a champion for quality Special Education and IEP programs that work for students in need and their families.
I believe that it is our voters' right in this district to decide this issue through referendum and create a basis for the laws enacted. My job is to represent the decisions voters make in the 140th district to Harrisburg. The law currently supports a woman's right to have an abortion up to 24 weeks (or 6 months) and allows for exceptions due to rape, incest, and life threatening issues to the mother and her health. If this is what our voters wish to continue, then this will remain our law.

I do not believe in late term abortion unless involving the exceptions listed above, which matches the majority of public sentiment on the issue.