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I'M RUNNING BECAUSE...

I believe the number one job of an elected official is to fight for our community and improve the standard of living for ALL Pennsylvanians. 

 

It's time working people had a voice in Harrisburg.  Vote Nov. 6th. 

EDUCATION

As a graduate of North Penn High School and the son of a public school teacher, Steve knows the importance of public education.

As State Representative Steve will fight to:

  1. Fairly and equitably fund public schools without adding more burden to taxpayers

  2. Ensure that no matter where you live, you will receive the best quality public education

  3. Ensure existing charter schools remain transparent with our tax dollars

  4. Support educators and support professionals with fair wages and benefits

Endorsed by: Pennsylvania State Education Association, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties

INFRASTRUCTURE

The roads and bridges that make our society function have been needlessly neglected. As of 2017, there were over 4,000 deficient bridges in Pennsylvania*.

 

As a member of Lansdale Borough Council and the Montgomery County Transportation Authority, Steve has played an integral role in roadway and infrastructure improvement projects throughout Montgomery County.  

 

As State Representative, Steve will fight to:

 

  1. Work with legislators to properly fund infrastructure projects, ensuring our roads and bridges are safe

  2. Prioritize funding for the 309 Connector to reduce traffic congestion and support economic development initiatives

HEALTHCARE

It is clear: the country is in a healthcare crisis. Steve believes quality; affordable health care should be a right, not a privilege.

 

As State Representative, Steve will fight to:

 

  1. Bring down the cost of co-pays and prescription drugs

  2. Control the cost of care for small businesses so employers, big and small, can provide health care to their employees 

  3. Protect coverage for pre-existing conditions, so Pennsylvanians are never denied coverage, no matter what happens

  4. Protect Medicaid  expansion because children and families deserve health insurance, regardless of income

 

Endorsed by: Service Employees International Union

EQUAL RIGHTS

Pennsylvania is a state of wide opportunity, but there is still work that needs to be done to be a state inclusive of all Pennsylvanians.

 

As State Representative, Steve will fight to:

 

  1. Champion robust anti-discrimination laws to advance protections for all workers

  2. Oppose so-called "Right to Work" laws

  3. Work collaboratively with legislators to ensure that protections against harassment are strong, comprehensive, and just, statewide

  4. Work with the Pennsylvania LGBTQ Affairs Commission to ensure a safe and vibrant environment for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians

  5. Guarantee legal protections for gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

Endorsed by: AFSCME, Boilermakers Local 13, Equality PA,  Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Teamsters Local 830, SEIU, and UFCW 1776 

ENVIRONMENT

Pennsylvanians have a right to clean water and clean air. As a legislator,

one of Steve's first actions in office will be to reinstate the moratorium on new drilling leases in state forests and parks.

 

As State Representative, Steve will fight to:

 

  1. Fully fund and support Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection

  2. Work with legislators across the aisle to pass a severance tax on natural gas drilling so gas companies pay their fair share

 

Endorsed by: Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania

GUN VIOLENCE 

As a gun owner, Steve knows the power of a firearm. But he also knows how much we need to protect our communities from gun violence. 

 

As State Representative, Steve will fight to:

  1. Limit access to assault weapons, bump stocks, and high capacity magazines. 

  2. Keep guns out of schools  

  3. Support "lost and stolen’ legislation, which can deter gun trafficking and reduce a significant source of guns used in criminal shootings 

  4. Support Child Access Prevention laws that would require gun owners to store their weapons safely

 

Endorsed by: Ceasefire PA and Gabby Giffords Gun Violence Organization. 

Recognized by: Moms Demand Action