PENNSYLVANIA House of Representatives
Melissa is a fourth generation Phoenixville resident, a Conestoga graduate and an entrepreneur who started her own digital video business as a single mother. She is running on ‘common sense before politics’ and believes it is more important than ever that regular citizens, not career politicians, get involved in state politics and champion the programs being reduced and eliminated by the federal government. Melissa believes in an immediate bipartisan collaboration to balance the state budget to reduce state debt. She also promises to conserve our beautiful open space, eliminate the Keystone tests, and ensure that our senior citizens have healthcare that they deserve.
Read more about Melissa 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.