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Pennsylvania State Representative District 162

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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    Dave Delloso

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    Gabriella Mendez

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 Delaware
Occupation State Legislator; Teamsters Local 107 Business Agent/Trustee
Education Academy Park HS
Qualifications State Representative since 2018 fighting for the people of the 162 and PA; Accomplished Labor Leader of 25 years fighting for workers' good jobs, good pay and a dignified retirement; Dedicated Father, Husband and Marine Corps Reservist.
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Pennsylvania is a great state with great people! As a Member of the House, I can tell you that we are hard at work--reaching across the aisle whenever possible--to get things done on the big issues such as creating good paying jobs for working people to build a pathway to the middle class; ensuring quality, affordable education and training programs to help people get ahead; fully funding our public schools for a strong foundation; creating safer communities by reducing all types of violence; safeguarding reproductive health care rights; and, closing corporate loopholes to reduce the local tax burden to name just a few of the issues we are addressing.
As Americans, we take pride in our right to vote as well as in the knowledge that our vote will be accurately counted. We in the State Legislature work with the Governor to make sure that the PA Dept of State has the necessary resources, from technical upgrades to trainings, to continually modernize, strengthen and fortify our election system at every level while also allowing eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to vote.
Fair funding for schools is absolutely critical to the education and well-being of all PA's children and their families. This important Commonwealth Court ruling provides the needed backing to address the terrible underfunding of certain districts and students. At this time, there are a number of competing proposals on the table. My colleagues and I are actively engaged in putting forward the best legislation that can pass in order to comply with the Court ruling.
Abortion is legal in PA. I will continue to support access to abortion and women's health care--including for IVF for families trying to have a child.
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