Candidates

US PRESIDENT

US PRESIDENT: JOE BIDEN

Joe Biden was born in Scranton PA; when he was 10, his family moved to Delaware. He was a football star at Archmere Academy, from which he graduated in 1961. At the University of Delaware, he majored in history and political science, graduating in 1965, then receiving his law degree from Syracuse in 1968. While practicing law, he was elected to the New Castle County Council and then scored a surprising upset to win the 1972 US Senate race. The tragedies in his life include the death of his wife and small daughter shortly after his election. Five years later, he married Jill Jacobs, a teacher from Pennsylvania, whose academic degrees include a Masters from West Chester University; they have now been married 43 years and have one daughter. Biden represented Delaware in the US Senate for 36 years, serving in many notable capacities, including as chair of both the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees. He became Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008 and served as a highly trusted and influential vice president for 8 years. At a time when national leadership is sorely needed, he has compiled an unrivaled background in issues, policies, and the workings of government.

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US VICE PRESIDENT: KAMALA HARRIS

Kamala graduated from Howard University, where she was in the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. 

Kamala has been married to her husband Doug for the past six years. She is the stepmother of two children, Ella and Cole who are her “endless source of love and pure joy.”

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, PA-06

Congressional District PA-06 consists of all of Chester County and the southern part of Berks County as far as Reading.

CHRISSY HOULAHAN (INCUMBENT)

Chrissy earned her engineering degree from Stanford with a ROTC scholarship and received her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. She served three years active duty as a Captain in the US Air Force, and 13 years in the Reserves. Then she became Chief Operating office of the sportswear company AND1. She was founding COO of B-Lab (a nonprofit that promotes B Corporations and good business practices) and President and COO/CFO for Springboard Collaborative (a Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities). She was first elected to the PA-06 seat in November 2018 by a margin of 18%. In the House of Representatives, she serves on the Committees on Armed Forces, Foreign Affairs, and Small Business.

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PENNSYLVANIA SENATE

The Pennsylvania Senate is the upper chamber of the General Assembly. Senators are elected for 4 years; this year, the odd-numbered seats are on the ballot. This year our State Senator candidate for Charlestown and East Whiteland is Carolyn Comitta

DISTRICT 19: CAROLYN COMITTA

A West Chester University graduate, Carolyn earned her Master of Science in Education at Widener University. She continues to mentor students and has organized the attendance of over 2,500 local students at the annual Health and Environment Conference at the United Nations. A former teacher, member of West Chester Borough Council from 2006–10 and Mayor of West Chester from 2010-17, she is also Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thomas Comitta Associates. First elected to the 156th district of the PA House of Representatives in 2016, she serves on the Committees on Aging & Older Adult Services, Environmental Resources & Energy, Local Government, Professional Licensure, and Urban Affairs, as well as on the Climate, PA SAFE and Women’s Health Caucuses and on the PA Joint Legislative Air & Water Pollution Control & Conservation Committee and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Conservation Committee and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

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PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE

DISTRICT 167: KRISTINE HOWARD (INCUMBENT)

Kristine Howard

Kristine is a forward thinker from Malvern who is in tune with the needs of her neighbors. As a devoted single mother of seven, three still attending public schools, she focuses on the principle to put children first and work constantly to ensure their safety. She used her degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers Law School to run a small legal and social services organization in New Mexico, before returning to Pennsylvania and joining the Philadelphia Lawyers for the Arts as an advocate for youth in foster care. She eventually joined the Chester County Department of Children, Youth, and Family Services to investigate child abuse. Kristine understands quality schools are critical in laying the groundwork for a successful future. This fuels her fight to improve state programs and funding to offer quality education, healthcare, and career opportunities for all, including two-income families and single mothers, whose life challenges she shares. She is dedicated to creating solutions to the problems faced by all Chester County families. Kristine was first elected to this seat in November 2018. She serves on the PA House Committees on Children & Youth, Finance, and Human Services, and is a member of the Climate, PA SAFE (gun violence) and Women’s Health Caucuses.

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State Candidates

Josh Shapiro for Attorney General

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Josh Shapiro is a father, attorney, and public servant running for his second term as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.

In his first term as AG, Josh has restored integrity to the office while defending Pennsylvanians’ rights from attacks by massive corporations, predatory banks, and even the President of the United States. He’s staunchly defended reproductive rights, taken on institutional sexual abuse, combatted the opioid epidemic, and protected PA’s rights to pure air and clean water.

Given four more years, Josh will continue putting people before powerful interests and standing up for every Pennsylvanian—no matter what they look like, who they love, or what background they come from.


Nina Ahmad for Auditor General

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Dr. Nina Ahmad is running for Auditor General of Pennsylvania to ensure accountability and transparency remain in the Auditor General’s office.

As Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement in Philadelphia, Nina ushered in an era of change in the city. She helped support and improve the city’s Youth Commission, Office of Black Male Engagement, and Office of LGBTQ Affairs. She also established the Office of Engagement for Women within the Philadelphia Commission for Women. 

As Auditor General, Nina will be the first Woman of Color elected to statewide office in PA, and she’ll continue fighting for others under her mantra “Leave No One Behind.”


Joe Torsella for Treasurer

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Joe Torsella is running for a second term as Pennsylvania’s Treasurer to continue advocating for the workers and families of Pennsylvania.

Since taking office in 2017, Joe has worked tirelessly to return integrity, transparency, and accountability to the Pennsylvania Treasury. He stood up to Wall Street money managers and saved taxpayers millions in the process. He also established innovative new ways to help Pennsylvanians get ahead and save for whatever life throws at them.

In Harrisburg, Joe will continue defending Pennsylvania from corruption and ensuring taxpayer dollars help the hardworking people who need it most.