Reader Poll: Will There Be A Woman In The PA Delegation Next Year?

womanCurrently, Pennsylvania has only one female representative in the United States Congress, Rep. Allyson Schwartz.

With Schwartz seeking to become the first female Governor in Pennsylvania history, though, she is retiring from Congress and potentially leaving the commonwealth with no female officials in D.C.

There are several women candidates, however, that are seeking to avoid this outcome. For example in Schwartz’s old seat, PA’s 13th district, there are two women physician Val Arkoosh and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies who are seeking to replace her.

Female aspirants cover the entire state from PA-12 with Erin McClelland in the west, PA-4 with Linda Thompson in central PA, Kerith Strano Taylor in PA-5, all the way to PA-8 with Shaughnessy Naughton in the southeast.

So, we ask you the readers, will Pennsylvania have female representation at the start of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2015?

When seats open up following sexual misconduct scandals, should state parties pressure locals to nominate women candidates?

  • No (70%)
  • Yes (30%)

Total Voters: 360

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March 11th, 2014 | Posted in Congress, Features, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “Reader Poll: Will There Be A Woman In The PA Delegation Next Year?”

  1. clutch cargo says:

    News flash: There is a new and exciting Republican candidate Megan Rath … running in the PA-1 district (currently held by Bob Brady).

    Rath filed more than 2500 petition signatures. She is an articulate, energetic ball of energy … not to mention she is a good looking professional.

  2. Sue says:

    You left out pa 7.she may be an underdog but we do have a woman candidate running as a Dem

  3. salnar says:

    Who cares

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