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Pennsylvania State Representative District 118

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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    Jim Haddock

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    Mckayla Kathio

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 Luzerne
Occupation State Representative
Education PBA Advanced School of Banking
Qualifications Current State Representative, small business owner, worked in banking & insurance industry, former Mayor of Avoca and former Pittston Area School Director
Properly funding public education, protecting our democracy including important issues like voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and women's rights. I have a proven record in Harrisburg in supporting these issues.
We must continue to not only protect but to expand voting rights in the state. The state must continue to help fund elections on the state and county level and also support the process. We should modernize election laws to expand voting opportunities by allowing early in person and mail voting along with allowing opening primary elections to third party voters like independents. Our right to vote makes America great.
Last year I voted for an historic investment of the most dollars for public education in the history of the state. I strongly support Governor Shapiro's 1.1 billion dollar investment in this years budget for education. The court's ruling has said we have failed (before I was elected) in the states constitutional obligation to property fund education. I support the state property funding education and tie the states money to making sure the local school boards lower property taxes for our home owners.
A woman's reproductive health care is a conversation between her and her doctor. I support a woman's right to choose.
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