After submitting over 1900 petition signatures from 10 Counties, Democrat Kerith Strano Taylor is officially announcing her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District (includes Potter & McKean counties). Strano Taylor ran for this seat in 2014 against Republican incumbent Glenn "GT" Thompson. "We made tremendous strides in the 2014 run," said Strano Taylor about her last campaign, "with support from across the district, we are renewing our challenge to the status quo. Thousands of people believe we deserve better representation in Washington and we are building a team to win this seat for the people of the 5th Congressional District."
"Representative Thompson voted to give President Obama Fast Track Authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership, which undermines U.S. sovereignty and is a disaster for American workers and local businesses. He voted to end Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) on our beef and pork products so we do not know where our meat is coming from. He is not in touch with the needs of the people of the 5th District. It is time for new representation that puts American workers and small businesses and farmers first." said Strano Taylor.
At a time when those in Washington DC and Harrisburg are refusing to do their jobs for hard-working Pennsylvanians, Strano Taylor will fight the policies that exacerbate income inequality, protect the right to quality and affordable healthcare, stand in alliance with Unions who helped build the middle class, and advocate for the moderate, common-sense values of the people of the 5th District.
The PA-5 encompasses all or part of 16 Counties in northwestern PA, geographically covering 1/4 of the Commonwealth and it is the second largest district east of the Mississippi River. "Gathering almost 2000 signatures in bitter cold weather, over a huge geographical area was a feat that could only be accomplished by a team of supporters who believe in a better future for the 5th. We could never have posted such an incredible number without their help." said Strano Taylor.
Kerith Strano Taylor is a family law attorney, a small business owner, an Advocate for children in the foster care system, previous two-term president and still sitting member of her local school board, and the Chair of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Juvenile Procedural Rules Committee. Kerith is widely recognized as an ethical and effective negotiator who can help transform the most heated disagreements into amicable solutions that work for all parties involved.
Kerith lives in Brookville, PA with her two children, Laurin and Ethan Taylor.