PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATe
Born and raised in western PA, Katie earned her undergraduate degree in athletic training at Penn State and interned for the Pittsburgh Steelers. She earned her postgrad degree in athletic training at the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ and provided health services for student athletes at a Phoenix area high school. She is an athletic trainer for local universities and an adjunct professor of kinesiology.
Katie is committed to creating protections
for women and families including equal pay,
affordable child care, livable wage and paid family
leave. She believes that if federal protections
cannot be implemented, state legislators should
be working tirelessly to ensure these freedoms are
available to everyone.
She resides in Royersford with her husband Trevor, who also works for a University.
Read more about Katie on her website.
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.