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Pennsylvania State Representative District 154

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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    Napoleon Nelson

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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 State Representative
Education MBA - Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania; BS - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Qualifications Two-term incumbent
Campaign Website
X Handle @napoleonfor154
We are too divided. The mere fact that I am a Democrat makes me absolutely untrustworthy for far too many of our neighbors and similarly yields me too much loyalty from other neighbors. We abhor our neighbors that vote differently than ourselves and too many of my colleagues play into this by talking about our opponents in very negative terms. I will not do that. I do not do that. I respect each and every one of our neighbors, whether you support President Biden, long for the return of Fmr. President Trump, intend to write in a vote for Jason Kelce, or have no intention of voting at all. We don't bring unity by stoking resentment and division.

I believe that we should have same-day voter registration. I also believe we should have early in-person voting and, if you chose to vote early, you should still be able to change your mind and cast a ballot on election day and have that e-day ballot be the one that counts. This is not yet the law, but would ensure that our elections are accessible yet voters get the ability to be as informed and they would like.
I'm fought HARD to be assigned to the Children & Youth Committee, the Education Committee, and the Appropriations Committee for just this cause. We absolutely must ensure that our young people are given the educational opportunities that they deserve, our educators are given the respect they have earned, and our neighbors and businesses are able to survive and thrive in our communities without being taxed out. This is, without a doubt, a generational moment in this Commonwealth and I am fighting every day to make sure we rise to the occasion.
I will continue to protect and defend the access to abortion care in PA. I also want to invest in our families, our child care systems, our housing stock, our foster and adoption systems, and any other cracks in our institutions and safety-nets that might make abortions the last logical option for individuals who might really want to be parents but fail to see a logical, responsible way to expand their family. I have no right to make your healthcare decisions, but I sadly do have some responsibility in the structures that influence them and we need to do better.
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