Category Archives: PA House 013

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….

keep reading in The Times of Chester County

Landenberg woman announces candidacy for 13th House District seat

By Fran Maye, Daily Local News, 2/12/18

COCHRANVILLE >> Sue Walker, a Democrat and a resident of Landenberg, has announced her candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 13th District. The seat has been held for the past eight years by Republican incumbent John Lawrence.

Walker held a kickoff campaign rally at North Star Orchards in Cochranville, which was sponsored by Friends for Sue Walker. Scores of people attended.

Walker, a community activist and public educator, said her top priorities are fiscal accountability, economic growth and new jobs and educational excellence. She is also concerned with infrastructure, conservation of natural resources, and quality health care.

“Throughout my life, I’ve worked in the community as an educator, volunteer, nonprofit leader and activist,” Walker said. “I’ve always been engaged politically, but never as a politician. For me, the 2016 election results changed everything. Now is the time to come together and recognize our shared interests. Now is the time to fight for the common good. Now is the time to find the path forward for all of us.”…

keep reading at Daily Local News

Ann Schott (district 13) on education

excerpt from Chris Barber, “Schott challenges Lawrence for 13th House seat,” Daily Local News, 10/28/14

…I am most passionate about the future of public education, specifically the funding of education. We need to fairly fund our schools, we need to get the best teachers in our schools and in turn we need to keep those who are dedicated to the profession. We need to provide schools with the resources they need to fund the arts and extracurricular programs most of us grew up expecting. Too many schools across our state have cut librarians, nurses and aides that are critical at both the elementary and high school level….

read the full article at Daily Local News