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Pennsylvania State Representative District 50

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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    Stephanie Waggett

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    Bud Cook

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 Greene
Occupation Registered Nurse
Education Community College of Allegheny County; Univ. of Phoenix
Qualifications As a wife, mom, Registered Nurse and former gas generation plant administrator, I have the varied background to be a conservative we can be proud of here in Greene & Washington counties.
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To continue to stand for limited government and fiscally sound policies. To safeguard our freedoms while remembering that with them comes responsibilities. To remind all that we believe in the dignity of work and the importance of personal accountability and that we reject the notion of a nanny state that seeks to dictate every aspect of our lives. To oppose reckless spending and burdensome regulations that stifle the economic growth we need to keep our kids here after they grow up. Instead let's champion policies that promote our businesses and promote entrepreneurship and allow Pennsylvania to prosper, especially in our energy sector. Plus we recognize the importance of strong families.
Let's promote all types of voting, both in-person and vote by mail. Creating a reasonable voter ID policy is also very important. All Pennsylvanians need to be confident that their votes matter. Our local election officials need to know that we owe them a great debt, and that we appreciate their service and dedication.
It's too soon to say for sure what types of changes to make. But let's make sure we don't continue to just throw more money into a broken system.
I am proudly pro-life. It's important that we encourage more women to choose life. With advances in science since our abortion laws were written more than 30 years ago, I think it would make sense to review the exceptions we currently have and see if we can adjust them to better reflect today's scientific norms, all in an effort to promote life.
County Washington
Occupation Commonwealth 50th District State Representative
Education BS West Virginia Wesleyan College
Qualifications 4 We the People - Cook
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Property Taxes, Total restructure of Commonwealth Funding
Repeal Act 77
Property Taxes, Total restructure of Commonwealth Funding
Pro Life