PA 163rd State Representative Candidates
Learn more about the Pennsylvania House of State Representatives District 163rd.
Democratic pa 163rd state representative candidate
Background: Lifelong resident of Delaware County. Zabel served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and is currently an Attorney at Rawle & Henderson.
Education. Zabel seeks to address the financial disparity among our school districts by applying the fair funding formula to all Commonwealth education funds.
Guns. Zabel seeks to advocate for gun control legislation, including universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Zabel believes that people convicted of felonies, who have committed domestic violence, or who suffer from severe mental illness should not be able to get a gun.
Equality. Zabel seeks to sponsor legislation that ensures women receive equal pay for equal work. He also seeks to pass laws that protect every Pennsylvanian against discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, and sexual orientation.
Environment. Zabel believes Pennsylvania should be a leader in conservation and environmental protection, and he wants to work to create more green space in Havertown, Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, and Aldan, and strengthen our Department of Environmental Protection.
Voting reform. Zabel seeks to enact sweeping electoral and campaign finance reform, including a gift ban, political contribution limits, and an independent citizens commission for redrawing our voting districts.
Zabel’s Top 3 Priorities (in his own words, from vote411.org):
Strengthening opportunities for the residents of the 163rd: we need fairer funding for our public schools, protection of our unions and stronger wages, and a commitment to invest in and improve our infrastructure.
Bringing integrity to politics: Pennsylvanians want electoral reform. I will work to depoliticize the redistricting process, place limitations on political contributions, and implement a gift ban for all elected officials.
Fighting for fairness: I'll work to lighten the tax burden for ordinary Pennsylvanians while making sure that large corporations, such as gas companies. pay their fair share. I'll fight for legislation that ensures that women receive equal pay for equal work. I'll help enact laws that prevent anyone from being discriminated against because of who they are or whom they love.
Republican pa 163rd state representative candidate
Background: Drexel Hill native who serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 163rd District.
Education. Santora supports a 4% tax on shale gas benefitting public education.
Reproductive issues. Santora voted "yes" for the 20-week abortion ban, later vetoed by Governor Wolf.
Voting. Santora did not sign on to Fair Districts HB722 to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission in Pennsylvania.
Guns. Santora is sponsoring a universal background check bill right now, and has put forth a bill to ban private sales of guns. He opposed a bill that would allow local ordinances on gun control to override state laws.
Opiods. Provided millions in additional funding and introduced legislation to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic.
Santora’s Top 3 Priorities (in his own words, from vote411.org):
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