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Pennsylvania State Representative District 147

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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    Albert Leach

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    Donna M. Scheuren

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 Montgomery
Occupation Small Business Owner
Education Graduated from Indiana University of PA
Qualifications School Board Director for 8 years, President for 3, Vice- President for 4
Campaign Website
X Handle @Alleachforpa
Our commonwealth's future depends on the fair and equitable funding of education. Education is the foundation of our society, and every student deserves access to quality education, regardless of zip code or family income. Unfortunately, our current system leaves behind those who need it the most. Families and seniors on fixed incomes are struggling with the funding of education. This issue is closely linked with property taxes and the challenges faced by families and seniors on fixed incomes who struggle with maintaining their homes. The Legislature must contribute more to balance the scales and reduce the pressure on local districts to raise funds through property taxes.
The health of our democracy depends on the integrity of our electoral process. It's time we take action to protect our democracy and ensure that every citizen's voice is heard. That's why I strongly advocate for same-day voter registration, early voting, and increased drop-box locations for those who choose to vote by mail.

But we must also address the disturbing increase in threats against our election officials. These individuals are the backbone of our democracy, and we must do everything we can to protect them. Let's stand together and demand that our elected officials take meaningful action to protect our democracy and strengthen our electoral system.
I am committed to advocating for increased state funding for our school districts. Our students deserve the best education possible, and we can achieve this by making sure that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely. The House's approval of bill HB 1422, which will end $455 million in overpayments, is a step in the right direction. By ensuring that our students receive the education they deserve, we can also benefit taxpayers. Furthermore, House Bill 1311 will continue to provide funding to disadvantaged school districts through the "Level Up" program. I am confident that with these reforms, we can improve education for all our students and ensure that our taxpayer dollars are being used efficiently.
Equal access to reproductive freedoms is a fundamental right for all women. I stand strong in my conviction that healthcare decisions are to be made by the woman, in consultation with her family and physician. It's also crucial to protect women who travel to Pennsylvania for reproductive health services from being prosecuted in their home states. I am committed to advocating for legislation that supports these beliefs.
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