Sara Johnson Rothman
PENNSYLVANIA House of Representatives
After graduating early from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, Sara moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University - Beasley School of Law. At Temple Law, she honed trial advocacy skills that led her to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office ("DAO"). After completing an internship in 2004 and subsequently graduating Temple Law the following year, Sara joined the Bucks DAO as an Assistant District Attorney.
In December 2017, Sara was elected as the Vice President of the Upper Dublin School Board. She serves on the District's contract negotiating teams (UDEA, UDESPA, Act 93), chairs the Policy Committee, and is a member of the Operations Committee. Under her leadership, the School District of Upper Dublin updated hundreds of policies and administrative regulations as well as expanding its anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies for both students and employees to include gender identity and gender expression, and adopting a policy protecting transgender and gender expansive students.
Read more about Sara 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.