Meet the Caucus
As the official campaign arm of Pennsylvania House Democrats, the PA HDCC supports the second-largest legislative chamber in the country by protecting incumbents and recruiting and training challengers to grow Democratic representation in Harrisburg.
As an educator, son of a law enforcement officer, and a city councilman, public service has always been a part of who Bob Merski is. As your representative, Bob will continue to advocate for children, working families, and seniors in Harrisburg by using his collaborative experience to ensure equal pay for equal work, top notch education for our students, and stronger local economies.
Ryan Bizzarro’s career in public service is marked by a passion for victim advocacy, animal rights, and veteran issues and rights. Ryan's decision to run for office – and his efforts since being elected – are natural outgrowths of his determination to serve the people of Erie.
Chelsea Oliver is an upstanding community member for her town of Corry, where she has spent years developing her empathy-first leadership approach to bring more community development to her town. As your representative in HD-4, Chelsea will never stop fighting to bring more economic opportunity and support to you.
Emily Kinkead has spent her time in office committed to being a voice for her district and advocating for the values that she believes need to be more central in our government policy - justice, equity, and diversity. Emily is here to listen to what the people want from their government, and she will never stop being a responsible, accountable leader working for the people of HD-20.
An expert in communication, Josh Siegel has served Lehigh County in serveral roles that promote governmetn transparency. accountability, and accessibility, while also creating Lehigh County's first Youth Advisory Council to promote youth leadership skills and civic engagement. Josh is ready to take these skills to Harrisburg and create more open communication between our state government and its constituents.
La'Tasha Mayes is running to disrupt politics as usual and to use her experience as a public servant to advocate for racial, gender and economic justice that will center on marginalized communities and the entire district. La'Tasha is ready to be a voice for her community and a voice for change in Harrisburg.
Brandon Markosek has always lent a listening ear to his constituents during his time in the House! Brandon values the input of all ages and takes the time to listen to neighbors about what the community values, and in response began promoting stronger senior-living programs and better education funding. Brandon is here to listen to the people of HD-25!
Paul Friel, local businessman and family man, is running to be your representative in HD-26 because he has seen the challenges facing Pennsylvania's working class and wants to be their voice in politics. His experiences will prove invaluable in the Harrisburg fight for healthier local economies, communities, and families.
Tim Brennan will be a voice for Bucks County in Harrisburg, as someone who has fought for election fairness, fought against Republican lies of election fraud, and fights for the safety of our democracy. Tim is running because he wants to protect our commonwealth in every aspect, be it through climate protection, LGBTQ+ advocacy, or increasing representation that truly listens to the people.
Nick Pisciottano is motivated by his deep interest in using public policy to assist the communities he represents and improve the quality of life throughout HD-38. Nick uses his life experience to create policies that support LGBTQ+ rights, labor rights, and stronger labor and technology aid for his community. Nick is always ready to learn new things in order to help his constituents!
Anita Astorino Kulik has spent her time as representative fighting for more public funding for safer infrastructure, better senior care, and increased natural-disaster protections. Anita consistently brings home resources for these public services and will never stop fighting for the peopel of HD-45.
Ismail Smith-Wade-El witnessed the lack of help that social service organizations received from his local politicians, and began his career in politics on the City Council, working with the community step-by-step to gain the proper resources needed for Lancaster. Izzy is ready to take his passion and experience to Harrisburg and be a voice for working families, organizers, and community in the fight for fair wages, affordable housing, and quality education.
Steve Malagari has a proven track record of fighting for working families in Harrisburg, including standing up for unions and workers’ rights. Steve is committed to keep making bipartisan progress on health care, to protecting and serving our seniors, and to improving local infrastructure, education, agricultural, and environmental standards.
Greg Scott has been an active member in his community and local politics since a young age, and is always making sure that the government works for the people. As a judge, he is a leading advocate for understanding trauma and its effects on those he views in his courtroom, and will use that experience to reform the criminal justice system to prioritize mental health treatment, invest in our education system, and create a better healthcare system to make sure that your government is working for you.
Matt Bradford has built a reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder both locally and in Harrisburg, fighting for working families in HD-70. As a father, activist, attorney, and state representative, Matt knows the values of his community and is no stranger to finding common ground solutions that improve the lives of his constituents.
As a member of the working-class and as a pastor of the community, Dan Williams has an in-depth understanding of what District 74 needs to thrive. As a leader, he is committed to the welfare of every citizen in the community, and has a proven track record of success, having delivered over $8 million in public resources during his time as representative.
Scott Conklin has spent the last 16 years fighting for you and the people of HD-77, with his servant leadership. He meets the people where they are, to fight for the most important values in his community, like workers' rights, environmental protections, and LGBTQ+ rights. Scott is here to serve you as representative!
Justin Fleming is running because working families are working harder & harder but still falling behind. As a child, Justin & his family know the value of public services & community support. Justin will push PA to do better for working families & be a voice for all in the House.
Since being sworn into office in 2019, Bridget Kosierowski has brought over $215 million back to her district, provided over 20,000 constituent services, and introduced fifteen pieces of legislation. Bridget is committed, and has the track record to prove it, to bringing the best possible leadership to the people of HD-114.
Maureen Madden's dedication to every person in the HD-115 is clear from her priorities in office. Maureen is committed to policies that will expand the freedom and health of her constituents, from the right to choose to better education, to safer environmental protections and higher wages for all Pennsylvanians. Maureen is here to work for you and HD-115.
As the former Mayor of Avoca, Jim has a proven record of fighting for quality of life issues and getting results for Pennsylvania families. In Harrisburg, he'll use that same fighting spirit for the people of HD 118 to bring the proper funds to public education, reduce property taxes for homeowners, create jobs with living wages, and secure affordable quality healthcare.
Eddie Day Pashinski
Eddie Day Pashinski is a father, an educator, and a hometown advocate committed from day one to faithfully serving the interests of the people who elected him. Eddie is a leader in the fight to make quality health care and education more affordable and accessible to all, and is always a voice for progress for the people of HD-121.
Mark Rozzi leads with the sole mission of creating policies that are best for his district, regardless of who proposes them, and is a fierce champion of holding those in power accountable. Mark's priorities include education, property tax relief, improving the commonwealth's aging infrastructure system and safeguarding our children from predators to ensure that everyone has a fair shot at a bright future.
Johanny serves as the City Council Member in Reading, PA & consistently puts community and people first. Johanny owns the Mi Casa Su Casa Café and has numerous awards in community service & entrepreneurship. She will use these experiences to serve the people of HD129.
Mike Schlossberg is running for reelection because he believes that government has an important role to play in improving your life -- and he wants to continue playing that role in the fight for fair taxes, great jobs, quality education, and protecting our most marginalized community members. Mike will continue to fight for the best quality of life in HD-132!
Tina Davis has carved out a reputation as a leader in Harrisburg, taking on a lead role on key issues such as economic development and opportunity, job creation, pay equity, property tax reform, and programs assisting families, seniors, and veterans. As your representative for the people of HD-141, Tina will continue to fight for these vital services in your community.
Joe Ciresi is a representative committed to bi-partisan solutions, having spent his time reducing the state's debt and promoting responsible budgeting, decreasing prescription drug costs in the fight for affordable healthcare for all, and fighting for commonsense gun reform. Joe stands up for progress, and will continue to work for the people of HD-146.
Joe Webster is a proven leader who values the right to quality education, the protection of our state's natural resources and the environment, the right to affordable healthcare, and the reduction of gun violence. Joe has been fighting for these essential policies in HD-150 because he believes in creating safer communities with a healthier workforce and enhanced economic growth.
Chris Pielli has made a career in public service, first as a U.S. Army man and now as a father. He is committed to fighting for a living wage, environmental protection, voting rights, the right to choose, small business owners, and a citizen’s right to enjoy the equal protection of the law no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion, because Chris believes that a government that doesn’t work for everyone inevitably will not work for anyone
Christina Sappey is committed to protecting our quality of life and working to create opportunity for all, whether in office or as a community activist. Chris has spent years helping her community before being elected as representative, and she will continue to work for the people of HD-58 as your representative.
A leader in countless committees and organizations in Harrisburg, Leanne Krueger is trailblazing a path to progress for the people of HD-161. A progressive champion and tireless advocate for women, school kids, the environment, and working families, Leanne will never stop fighting for what's right on and off the House floor.
Dave Delloso is running for re-election this year to return the power to the people who go to work every day right here in Delco. Dave is committed to increasing school funding to give everyone access to quality education, raising wages so workers have a fighting chance, and bringing more aid to local business to promote thriving communities.
As Representative, Jennifer O'Mara is committed to improving public education for our children, ensuring access to affordable healthcare, and expanding job opportunities at all skill levels. Jennifer's dedication to public service is deeply rooted in her own experience, and her ability to deliver practical solutions is invaluable to the people of HD-165.
Pat Gallagher is ready to be a voice for the working class in HD-173. A strong supporter of his local union, and unions at large, Pat is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has a voice at the polls and in Harrisburg.
Jose Giral has been a Philadelphia resident for over twenty years and has served as the Democratic Committeeperson for the 33rd ward for eight years now and served as a Commissioner for Governor Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, among other local organizations. Jose is committed to being a voice for the people of the HD-180 and to improving PA as a whole.
As a journalist, organizer, and community advocate, Ben Waxman has consistently led the way on the issues that matter the most to all Philadelphians. Ben believes that government can do good for the people, and he is the representative to make that happen. Ben is committed to better healthcare and public safety, raising the minimum wage, and pursuing green energy.
Joanna McClinton serves as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, while proudly serving the 191st legislative district. In November 2018 she made history by becoming the first African-American and woman to be elected as the House Democratic Caucus chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session — a position she held for the duration of the 2019-2020 legislative session. Joanna was elected to serve as the first woman House Democratic Leader in 2020, and — again shattering the legislative glass ceiling in Pennsylvania — was elected to serve as the first woman Speaker of the House in 2023.
Tarik Khan has spent over a decade and a half as a frontline nurse solving problems and advocating for patients and workers. As State Representative, Tarik will fight for a Pennsylvania that works for all of us, one that prioritizes healthcare and reproductive care for all, safe environmental policies, better funded schools.
Chris Rabb is a father, educator, author, and social justice activist, as well as a thought leader at the intersection of politics, media entrepreneurship and social identity, wth years of experience as a teacher at Temple University. Chris will advocate for the people of HD-200 on issues such as social justice, healthcare, and reproductive access.
A community organizer with over 7 years of legislative experience both in Philadelphia and on Capitol Hill, Anthony Bellmon has already worked extensively on issues that directly affect Olney and Northeast Philadelphia. As our next State Representative, Anthony will work to make sure the policies made in Harrisburg work for the people of HD-203.