Local Candidates – (for state wide candidates click here)
US HOUSE, DISTRICT 6
Chrissy earned her engineering degree from Stanford with a ROTC scholarship and received her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. She served three years active duty as a Captain in the US Air Force, and 13 years in the Reserves. She was founding COO of B-Lab (a nonprofit that promotes B Corporations and good business practices) and President and COO/CFO for Springboard Collaborative (a Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities country-wide).
Elizabeth grew up in Michigan as one of twelve children in a working-class home. She earned degrees from Western Michigan University in political science, women’s studies, and public policy. As a realtor and managing broker, she knows how hard it is for middle-class families to afford a home, college, and all the things her family struggled to provide. Yet now the US government strives to deregulate Wall Street and the banks, threaten retirement savings, destroy healthcare, starve public schools to hand over public money to for-profit charter schools, and dismantle the EPA at the expense of clean air and water, while rolling back your civil liberties.
(Assuming that the “new” district map holds up to GOP challenges, Chester County will be entirely within the 6th District, and we will remove from this space those running in the 7th, which previously included East Bradford South-2 and West Bradford 4 & 5 precincts.)
US HOUSE, DISTRICT 7
Shelly grew up on a family farm, watching her parents struggle to make ends meet. She worked 2 jobs to pay for college, graduating from Meredith College with a degree in Political Science, and earned a JD from Drexel University. Shelly served her nation for more than a decade with the Central Intelligence Agency, from secretary to counter-intelligence officer. She served as an undercover officer providing logistical and counter-intelligence support to operatives abroad. Shelly feels a moral obligation to stand up for what is right when her government no longer serves the needs of current and future generations of Americans. As a peer counselor and mental health ambassador in the legal profession, and as the mother of a special-needs child adopted from foster care, she understands the importance of reducing the stigma of mental illness and providing treatment. As a cancer survivor, she appreciates the importance of quality health care for all individuals. She lives in Glen Mills with her husband and three children.
A lifetime resident of Delaware County and graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep, Greg received his B.S. in Economics (cum laude) from Villanova University and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. As a solo practitioner in Havertown for 12 years, he learned how laws affect real people and how to run a small business. In 1992, building on his success as a community activist and knocking on nearly every door, Greg became the first Democrat ever elected to the 166th District. He served for 24 years (four as Democratic Chairman) on the House Environmental Resource and Energy Committee He was the first PA legislator to introduce climate change legislation and the first to introduce the idea of a severance tax on natural gas. He has also been a strong advocate for brick and mortar public schools, women’s rights, criminal justice reform, sensible gun control policies, government reform, and equality for all under the law.
PA HOUSE, DISTRICT 158 (Avondale, East Bradford, East Marlborough, London Britain, New Garden, Newlin, West Bradford, West Goshen (PART, Districts Middle and South), and West Marlborough)
Chris has been involved with the state Legislature for over 12 years in both the House and Senate Longtime legislative. Aide to Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156 and chief of staff to former Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith. She believes state budgeting is jeopardizing innovative county programs and projects and providing a solid education is important and is the “only mandate we have”.