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Why I’m Running

When I moved to Parkwood 14 years ago with my future wife, I had no idea how much this community would come to mean to me. Today, I know this place and the people who I’ve met here, are the reason that I am alive today. When I was at the lowest point in my life and dealing with alcoholism and addiction, it was the people of Parkwood and the Far Northeast who gave me hope and welcomed me with open arms. I believe that when we see one another’s common humanity, we can begin to look at issues outside of the typical lens of politics. I’m running for office because while our district faces many challenges, they are by no means insurmountable. This community’s strength and resilience coupled with the right leadership, will enable us to find common ground and work together to fight for a place where we can all flourish.

At this moment in time when Harrisburg and DC are full of division and hyper-partisanship, I believe our community needs a representative to work from a place of compassion and unity. When we focus on what we have in common rather than what divides us, we can build community and understanding to tackle difficult issues, whether it’s the opioid epidemic, building a stronger economy for workers and local businesses, protecting our immigrants or establishing mutual trust between the police and residents. I will dedicate myself to listening to you and fighting for policies that will improve the lives of all Pennsylvanians. 


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