PENNSYLVANIA House of Representatives
Helen Tai was elected as State Representative of the 178th Legislative District by a 96-vote margin in a historic special election on May 15, 2018. As a public servant, business owner and community volunteer, Helen Tai is committed to partnering with people and organizations to find common sense solutions.
After winning the special, Helen resigned her position on the Solebury Township board of supervisors, where she had served for 4 1/2 years. Solebury residents appreciated her regular communications, bringing transparency to the township government, her ability to bring people together and her effectiveness in addressing local issues, such as keeping water clean and safe and eliminating government waste.
Read more about Helen on her website.
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Why this Race is Important
Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districting is a masterclass in partisan gerrymandering. Republicans hold a drastically unfair advantage and are over-represented in the state legislature, so it's critical for Democrats to win seats in 2018 to make blue inroads in this presidential battleground state. We need to win seats back in both chambers of the state legislature to lay the foundation for flipping the state blue.
Sister District Policy Scorecard
This candidate has pledged commitment to the following statements:
- We must protect a woman’s right to choose the health care and reproductive services she wants and needs.
- We need to protect and expand our social safety net, not dismantle it.
- We should pursue common-sense gun safety policies, consistent with the Second Amendment and local community standards and needs, which vary from community to community.
- Climate change is real and we need to protect our environment.