website: http://donnellyfor pa107.com.
Ed is a lifelong resident of Columbia County. He graduated Central Columbia High and Penn Tech. He is the Assistant Athletic Director at Central Columbia is an avid outdoorsman and a sports fan. Ed is running for the Pennsylvania State Legislatures seat in the 109th Legislative District because, in his own words, “I believe that it’s time we’re represented in Harrisburg by real people, not career politicians. Restoring public service to the politics in Harrisburg through a bipartisan effort is something I believe is very important.” In that job he will advocate for a stronger economy, higher wage – family sustaining jobs, stronger schools for our children, legislative reform, public safety and improved care and assistance for veterans and elders. In addition, Sanders hopes to bring more resources and services to the district to help those who suffer from substance abuse disorder.
*As a special note , Denny Wolff is the first candidate for the house of representatives from Columbia County in over 120 years. He is our "Favorite Son" but he needs our help all the more. If you would like to help Denny's campaign but aren't sure what you would like to do please click here and you will be connected to a special 'Volunteer for Denny' website.
Sarah was born and raised in Shamokin. She attended Shamokin Area High School and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a B.S. in Accounting.
"This is my first time to ever run for public office. I have been very concerned about the decline of our towns and public schools and I feel that if elected I can make a real difference for our communities.
My priorities include:
1. Revise the public school funding formula to ensure that school systems in economically disadvantaged areas provide a good education for our children.
2. Sponsor legislation that would provide funding to assist with clean up of derelict properties in our communities.
3. Ensure that our workforce is "job ready". We must make community college and trade-school available and affordable.
We can revitalize our towns. We can improve our public schools. We can be better trained so we can get good jobs with better wages. We can do this by working together!".
Denny Wolff grew up on his family farm in Columbia County and worked seven days a week to provide for his own children. Denny was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to serve as Pennsylvania's Secretary of Agriculture where he managed a $200 million budget and directed over 600 employees.
He also founded Camp Victory, a summer camp for chronically-ill children that serves 1,700 kids and their families each summer.
Current Position: Mayor of Braddock Pennsylvania
John Fetterman is running a Labor endorsed grass roots campaign so he can be a champion for every community and person in this state, so he can be an advocate for important issues such as a living wage, union rights, combating the opiod epidemic and ending mass incarceration. John wants to bring to Harrisburg an understanding of what life is actually like in places like Allentown, Johnstown, Erie and the other forgotten cities across Pennsylvania. His Masters Degree in Public Policy from Harvard, his M.A. in Finance and Marketing as well as his association with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and AmeriCorps give him a balanced view of the challenges ahead. His 13 years as mayor of Braddock Pennsylvania give him the experience of governing.
Representative to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives
Governor Tom Wolf
Current Position: Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Running for: Re-Election
Since he took office in 2015, Governor Wolf has fought to change Harrisburg. On day one, his first actions as governor were signing a gift ban prohibiting administration employees from accepting gifts from lobbyists and reforming legal contracting to end pay to play. Tom made our children and our future his top priority. He has now restored the one billion dollar cut to education made in the previous administration, leading to improved graduation rates and more children in pre-k. By expanding Medicaid, Tom provided quality, affordable health care to 720,000 Pennsylvanians. He has also given more than 50,000 seniors the opportunity to age in their homes and made Pennsylvania a national leader in fighting the opioid and heroin epidemic. Tom is working to grow our economy by making it easier for small businesses to start and expanding career and technical education opportunities
Our Candidates for the November 6, 2018 Election
Congressman to the 9th Congressional District
Candidate for PA State Representative in the 109th District.
"I want everyone to know that no matter what side of the political spectrum you may be on, I’m here to listen to you, fight for you and help improve your quality of life at every level.”
"When I look at Congress, I don't see many people who have lived the same kind of life I have; the same kind of life my neighbors have. I think Washington could use more teachers, more nurses and yes, more farmers"
Columbia County Democratic Committee
State Wide Candidates
Candidate for PA State Representative in the 107th District.
Congressman for the PA 9th District
Current Position: Full -time Dairy Farmer
Senator Bob Casey
Current Position: Senior Senator for the State of pennsylvania
Running for: Re-Election
Bob Casey believes that “all public service is a trust, given in faith and accepted in honor.” Since he was elected to the United States Senate in 2006, he has worked to create family sustaining jobs and foster financial security for Pennsylvania families; protect our children and invest in their futures; ensure safety at home and respect for America abroad; promote honesty and accountability in government; preserve the dignity of the vulnerable of all ages among us; and advocate for his constituents and help them solve problems they face. He has an established a record of results on legislation for those with disabilities, victims of sexual violence, children’s health,the elderly and focusing on the most important priority of our time: growing incomes for middle class families so that they can make ends meet.