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Pennsylvania State Representative District 63

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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    Pat Ritchie

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    Josh Bashline

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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 Clarion
Occupation Self-Employed
Education Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Qualifications Certificate of Paralegal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Library Science, minor in Political Science
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The minimum wage needs to be raised to match or exceed the surrounding areas. People in this state are tired of being exploited by their jobs.
We should follow the lead of Washington State and have 100% mail in voting. Additionally, if there will remain in-person voting options, election day should me made a holiday, so that people aren't forced to work instead of vote.
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Enshrine women's rights into the constitution, on the state and federal level, via an amendment.
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