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Pennsylvania State Representative District 189

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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    Tarah Probst

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    Lisa Vanwhy

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 Monroe
Occupation State Representative PA House 189
Education East Stroudsburg High School, King's College, Widener University School Of Law
Qualifications Current State Rep, Mayor Of Stroudsburg Borough for 7 years prior, currently serve on the Education, Housing, Tourism, State, Local Government committees. As Mayor, was on the Police Commission, Public Relations, Streets Dept, I-80 task force committees. Member of the Council of Governments & more
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X Handle @TarahProbst
Funding our schools properly, which will help lessen the tax burden. Monroe County schools are the worst in the state in funding and have been underfunded for decades. Protecting a woman's right to her body, better pay, better jobs, affordable housing, mental health issues, affordable higher education, helping our Veterans with taxes, healthcare & affordable housing, cost of living adjustments for seniors, affordable healthcare, better roads and infrastructure, clean energy and climate iniatives, affordable PRE-K to name a few. For every $1 we invest in educating kids, we get a $17 return. In my Pike County portion of my district, they need accessible healthcare. I have been working on that since day one.
The propaganda that elections are not secure is an outrage to me. We have extremely secure elections and access to the ballot is key for every Pennsylvanian. I support open primaries as well. I would keep mail in voting, support our counties in the process and I support Governor Shapiro's initiatives with DMV registration.
I have voted to stop the cyber charter thievery on our tax payers. House Bill 1422, money should not go to coroporations in public education, it should go to kids, and these cyber charter corporations have taken nearly 2 billion dollars from our taxpayers. The Governor supports this as well. The Basic Education Funding Commission found that we have underserved our schools over the last 25 years and agree with their assessment that we are 5 billion dollars underfunded. Monroe County Schools are literally the worst in the state and if this passes in his budget, we will see relief on our taxes, more programs for kids and better overall outcomes. I support Public Education and when schools are good, communities thrive.
I signed on to all house bills that protect a woman's right to her body, protecting the doctors who perform abortions, and women from other states seeking abortion. Abortion is healthcare, and I will protect a woman's right at all costs. These bills are sitting in the Senate.
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