Daily Local News, 12/17/19
EXTON — State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten will seek a second term to represent the 155th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2020.
In 2018, Otten bested three-term incumbent Republican Becky Corbin by 9 percentage points to return the seat to the Democrats for the first time in 28 years.
Otten ran a grassroots campaign inspired by her work building a cross-county coalition for public safety, private property rights and environmental justice focused on the Mariner East pipeline expansion that cuts through the heart of Chester County.
In her first year in office, Otten has introduced nine bills addressing pipeline concerns and other issues affecting the wellbeing of her constituents. One proposed bill, H.B. 1735, lays out a process for risk assessment and funding for pipeline early detection and warning systems that would allow counties, municipalities and school districts to fulfill their statutory requirements under the PA Health and Safety Code.
Otten has also sponsored H.B. 1813, a proposed amendment to the PA state constitution that would restrict interference from corporations and limit state government pre-emption, giving municipalities the ability to uphold local laws to protect their health, safety and local environment. …
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