PENNSYLVANIA House of Representatives
Kristin Seale was raised by a hard-working single mother in Baltimore, MD. Kristin’s family instilled in her the belief that if they had enough to eat and a place to sleep, it was their responsibility to serve others in need. She spent her childhood volunteering for members of her community including Maryland School for the Blind, a homeless breakfast, peer groups for children of separation and divorce, and the first wave of people living with HIV/AIDS.
A lifelong public servant, Kristin currently serves on the leadership team of a statewide energy nonprofit that has helped Pennsylvanians of every electric ratepayer class conserve energy and save money through energy efficiency. She has a long track record of protecting and supporting communities in public health, poverty law, and energy, by advocating for and successfully moving bipartisan legislation in two state legislatures through community-led and coalition-based collaboration with elected decision makers. She is a founder of two successful nonprofit women’s sports organizations -- one local, and one international in scope. Kristin earned a Bachelors of Public and Community Health from New Mexico State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Villanova University.
Read more about Kristin on her website.
Kristin in the News
"Philly DSA Questionnaire"—Medium
"Two Pennsylvania socialists just won Democratic primaries, what do they want?"—Washington Post
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.