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Pennsylvania State Representative District 74

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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    Dan Williams

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    Dale Hensel

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 Chester
Occupation State Representative
Education Ph.D. Theology, Geneva College
Qualifications PA State Representative (2018-present); Senior Pastor, New Life in Christ Fellowship (1990-present)
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Representative Dan Williams understands that representation matters and recognizes the importance of diverse voices in decision-making. As a pastor, his role extends beyond politics, and his constant goal is to unite people and create an environment of mutual respect. In PA House District 74, Representative Williams is committed to properly funding our public schools, investing in revitalizing our communities, advancing labor rights and promote equality in the workplace. He will also focus on healthcare accessibility, prioritize property tax relief, support Pennsylvania's farmers, and defend women's rights and privacy for all. These initiatives reflect his vision for an inclusive, healthy, and prosperous future for all Pennsylvanians.
The right to vote is fundamental to all citizens. Therefore, guaranteeing access to the ballot and increasing participation in voting must be paramount. Representative Dan Williams is working hard in the PA House as a sponsor and co-sponsor of legislation: 1. HB 258 - Establishes early voting locations for 15 days pre-election. 2. HB 220 - Allows employees time from work to vote without penalty. 3. HB 858 - Implements pre-canvassing for absentee and vote by mail ballots. 4. HB1488 – Allows ballot questions that would change the PA Constitution to only be on the ballot in Gubernatorial or Presidential General elections to ensure the maximum voter participation. 5. HB 1703 – Enshrines in law the right to online voter registration.
In the PA House Representative Dan Williams will support… 1. Budget legislation that includes an education funding formula that: a. Ensures that every student has access to the same resources and educational opportunities. b. Targets additional funds to districts that rely heavily on residential property taxes to relieve the burden on homeowners. 2. Legislation to ensure that training, hiring, and retaining top quality teachers and support staff is a reality in all public schools across the Commonwealth. 3. Legislation that standardizes payments to cyber charter schools. 4. Legislation to reimburse districts for the actual cost of providing special education services. 5. Legislation that opposes sending public funds to private schools.
Representative Dan Williams is a pro-choice Christian. The community needs to understand that banning abortions does not lead to fewer abortions; it leads to fewer safe abortions and higher maternal mortality rates. A true commitment to decreasing abortion rates, means improving access to birth control and more comprehensive sex education, creating universal reproductive health care, overhauling foster care and adoption systems, instituting paid maternity leave, subsidizing universal childcare and focusing on ending sexual violence. The focus needs to be on reducing racial and socioeconomic disparities in women’s reproductive health outcomes and supporting legislation, like HB 1786, to ensure full access to reproductive health care.
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