Biden cited her past business experience and her time as a Solebury supervisor as reasons for his support. Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic candidate Helen Tai in the race to represent the 178th state House district. Tai faces off against Republican Wendi Thomas to serve the remainder of former state Rep. Scott Petri’s term in the May […]

Once. That’s the number of times that House Democrats say they’ve successfully managed to get a bill out of the chamber’s State Government Committee in the eight years that Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the notoriously touch-averse Republican from Butler County, has held the reins. And it was …  a land-transfer bill. In 2014. “It’s a black hole,” fumes […]

Calvin Creighton of Armstrong County has announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 60th Legislative District through a write-in campaign in the May primary. “My goal is to work hard for the families of this district and to fight for common-sense governing,” Creighton said in a press release. “Knowing what people want […]

With the Pennsylvania primary election just about two weeks away, candidates continue to receive endorsements in their respective races… …Fellow Democrat Jennifer O’Mara of Springfield was meanwhile being backed for her bid in the 165th state Legislative District by United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 1069, representing Boeing employees. O’Mara is […]

LOWER CHICHESTER >> Most of the candidates for state House and Senate in Delaware County attended a breakfast with the Delaware County AFL-CIO Saturday to ask for support and talk about issues related to labor — even though many of them are uncontested in the May 15 primary election. At the packed United Steelworkers Local […]

LOCK HAVEN — An outburst of applause greeted Mike Hanna Jr.’s firm statement, “No budget, no pay.” The candidate for his father’s seat in the state House of Representatives said the Pennsylvania Legislature has only one bill that must be passed, and that is the budget bill. If a budget isn’t passed in a timely […]

Here’s a glimpse of some of the women running for office this year, many for the first time. Women in the 2018 primary: Historic numbers An unprecedented number of women are running in the 2018 election cycle. Since the 2016 election, more than 34,000 women have contacted the advocacy group Emily’s List, which supports a […]

Rebecca Kinney has been a senior field tester for FirstEnergy Corp., in northern Pennsylvania, for 29 years. The majority of that time, Kinney has been the only female on the job. In January, Kinney did something out of character even for her: She entered the race for the 111th state House district, which covers Wayne […]