Are we ‘safe’ with John Lawrence?

Letter from Sue Walker (Dem candidate for PA House 13) in The Times of Chester County, Aug 2nd, 2018

My name is Sue Walker, and I am the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania House District 13.

I read your editorial assessment of the upcoming election on November 6th (Chescotimes 7/28/18) with great interest. You encapsulated a number of issues regarding our nation and state, and you predicted how the election will ultimately hurt the Republican party. Your piece was quite generous in forecasting an overall “win” for the Democrats. However, you provided two exceptions. One was the race for the Pennsylvania District 13 house seat, which you noted as “GOP safe”. I disagree.

In the past, District 13 has been safe for the GOP. Representative Lawrence has been a solid and consistent vote for the party. However, I suggest that the constituents of District 13 ask, “Are we safe with the GOP and Lawrence?” Let’s consider Representative Lawrence’s voting record.

Voted in favor of HB 2154. Allows 5 barrels or 210 gallons of crude oil to spill on a property without having to report it. Not safe for the environment.

Voted against Act 89. An infrastructure investment plan to repair long neglected roads (including roads specifically used by dairy farmers) and bridges. Not safe for school buses, commuters, farmers, or anyone who travels Pennsylvania’s roadways.

Refused to vocally support or co-sponsor HB 1400. The bill requires universal background checks for firearm purchases or closing “the long gun loophole”. Not safe for anyone….

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