“Represent PAC is excited to endorse these 18 women for election this April,” Represent PAC co-founder Aubrey Montgomery said. “This year’s candidates reflect a diversity of experience, background, and geography, and each of them would provide much-needed leadership in Harrisburg.”
Represent! PAC endorsed nine incumbents to ensure those women retain their seats: Rep. Leslie Acosta (HD-197), Rep. Donna Bullock (HD-195), Tonyelle Cook-Artis (HD-200), Rep. Mary Jo Daley (HD-148), Rep. Madeleine Dean (HD-153), Rep. Pam DeLissio (HD-194), Rep. Patty Kim (HD-103), Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky (HD-161), Rep. Joanna McClinton, (HD-191), and Sen. Judy Schwank (SD-11).
Represent! PAC also endorsed eight additional candidates: Damary M. Bonilla (HD-189), Morgan Cephas (HD-192), Carolyn Comitta (HD-156), Diane Cornman-Levy (HD-168), Barbarann Keffer (HD-163), Elaine Paul Schaefer (HD-165), Mary Popovich (HD-58) and Linda Weaver (HD-150).
“I am almost always the only woman in the room when substantive and impactful decisions are made for our community,” endorsed candidate and Radnor Commissioner Elaine Paul Schaefer said. “My own decision to run was heavily influenced by an encouraging incumbent [Represent! PAC candidate Leanne Krueger-Braneky], and I would hope to emulate that influence on other women.”
The women will receive support in the form of organization and capital assistance from the political action committee.