Stories tagged: "PA House District 151"

State Rep. Melissa Cerrato in her Horsham Twp. home. (Photo: Freda Savana)
Democrat Melissa Cerrato is Ready to Bring Her Working-Class Roots to Harrisburg as State Rep.

The 40-year-old mother of four’s message of understanding the real-life challenges of working class families resonated with Montgomery County voters, who ultimately put her over the top in the newly redrawn 151st District by 58 votes.

Democratic state House candidate Melissa Cerrato (Photo: Freda Savana)
‘I’ve Had to Work Every Day of My Life’: Democratic State House Candidate Melissa Cerrato Knows the Struggles of Working-Class Pa. Families

Melissa Cerrato is running against incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the redrawn 151st district, which includes part of Montgomery County. It’s the Horsham Twp. resident’s first run at public office, a position she is seeking to give voice to working class families like her own.

State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and activists march for a higher minimum wage on July 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus/James Robinson)
Here’s What Candidates in 13 Key State House Races Say About Raising the Minimum Wage in PA

Democrats say it's "disgraceful" that Republicans have allowed bills that would raise the minimum wage to sit in committee for months on end.

A person wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past stuttered businesses in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover

Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions.

Chet Harhut, left, deputy manager, and David Voye, right, division manager of the Allegheny County Division of Elections, take receipt of a dolly loaded with mail-in ballots, at the division of elections offices in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The June 2 Pennsylvania primary was a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
We Asked Candidates in 14 Key State House Races About How They Would Make it Easier to Vote.

Many Republicans support legislation that would move up the deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot and eliminate drop boxes, but Democrats say that would make voting more difficult.