SD-46: A Candidate and an Actress
Camera Bartolotta announced last week that she was going to run against Sen. Tim Solobay (D-Washington), in her first attempt at public office.
Her announcement highlighted the fact that she had never run for office, but didn’t mention her brief career in film.
In fact, the Republican challenger has her own Internet Movie Database (IMDb) page, where her bio reads, “Camera Chatham Bartolotta is an actress and producer, known for The Fault in Our Stars(2014), Lucifer’s Unholy Desire (2012) and Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014).”
You can see her briefly in the trailer for Lucifer’s Unholy Desire here.
PoliticsPA asked her about her film work and how it relates to her race for the State Senate.
“I’ve been blessed with the ability to be able to translate a message on camera. I’m not nearly as gifted as some, but it’s a talent I’ve been given,” Bartolotta said. “I’ve used that ability to help friends in our community – whether it was for producing a holiday shopping commercial for the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce, for no charge, or donating my time as a spokesperson in an infomercial for the United Way of Washington County, I have always been interested in using the talents that God gave me to help others, and to even help friends who are making their first movie.”
“But I’m not running because of my acting and production skills, I’m running because of my twenty-five years of small business experience, my commitment to my community and to our schools,” she continued “It is those skills I’ve developed over the years that we need more of in Harrisburg to protect taxpayers, grow our economy, and keep Pennsylvania moving forward.”
She is also a small business owner and former PTA vice president. In her campaign announcement, she highlighted the importance of what her campaign calls “local Western Pennsylvania values.”
Solobay’s 46th district represents all of Greene County, most of Washington and some of Beaver. He won the seat in 2010 by 6 points after a million dollar race for the open seat.
The seat is one of two targets that the Republicans have for this year, and it is a little bit of a reach. Romney won the district 54% to 46%, while Casey won 51% to 49%.