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ISSUES
Raising the Minimum Wage

Although the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour, the minimum an employer must pay depends on the state the employee lives in. Some states, and even cities, have mandated minimum wages that are different from the federal minimum.​

Pennsylvania has one of the lowest minimum wages in the US. $7.25/hour. The Pennsylvania State House passed a bill to raise the rate to $15 an hour starting in 2026. We are long overdue for a raise to our minimum wage. My opponent voted against this, just like she voted against House Bill 950 that would have given workers’ rights to collectively bargain for wages, hours, working conditions, and safety at work.

​I am in full support of an increase of the minimum wage to $15/hour, which will include three-year look at the consumer price index to determine if the wage should be increased to match inflation and other factors.

Clean Energy Initiative

I grew up in Pittsburgh when the steel mills were spewing waste into the air. As a child, I was sent off to school clean, but I would return covered in soot due to the pollution. Since then, Pittsburgh has done a great job cleaning up its act. However, we still have a long way to go as a state and district. I pledge to do everything in my power to make a Clean Energy Initiative a priority in our district.

Lower Taxation for Senior Citizens

 

It is my firm belief that seniors should have a lessened tax burden & I will fight to reduce taxes on senior citizens wherever possible. Senior citizens have spent a lifetime working hard for Pennsylvania. It's time for Pennsylvania to return the favor.

Affordable Housing
 

As the area grows, so does the need for affordable housing.  We must make homeownership more accessible to working-class Pennsylvanians.  As a state, we must offer incentives to finance and build affordable housing, this will allow all Pennsylvanians to live with dignity.

 

I will fight for a longer-term plan that will include future growth encompassing all of southern Butler County.

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE, SELF-DETERMINATION

 A woman has a right to make decisions regarding her own body. Support for this right is found in a number of human rights instruments, which ensure freedom in decision-making about private matters.
Investing in World Class Infrastructure
 

Government investment in infrastructure improves our lives & creates well-paying jobs.  I will fight for more investments to improve Pennsylvania's infrastructure and give us a transportation system in Butler County to connect to our southern neighbor.  

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