Like a lot of us, Pete makes his living in the trades. He knows - whether you're white collar or blue collar - that good-paying jobs are the best way to help families get ahead and lead an easier life. As Representative, he will fight for commonsense policies that grow our economy, help entrepreneurs, and create the good-paying jobs we deserve. Pete will also work to ensure the rights of workers are protected from special interest attacks.
Working or retired. Homeowner or renter. Pete knows that no matter who you are, everyone deserves to keep a little more of what they earn. That's why he is committed to tough budgeting that cuts the cost of government and focuses on priorities. He'll also fight for vital reforms to how we fund schools to protect property taxpayers - especially retired seniors.
Pete believes deeply in the power of education to provide for a brighter future. As Representative, he will support the funding our schools need to provide a quality, safe education. He'll push to reduce standardized testing and focus curriculum on reading, math, science and technology. Pete will also support technical and career education, along with higher ed, because he knows everyone is different.
Pete knows that everyone in our community is concerned with the cost and access to quality healthcare and health insurance. In Harrisburg, he'll push for innovations like tele-medicine and insurance competition. He will promote effort that ensure coverage for preexisting conditions and control prescription costs - especially for medicines like insulin that people rely on to live.
Pete thinks we all deserve to live in safe neighborhoods. As Representative, he will make certain our police, fire and emergency responders have the support and tools they need to do their job. Just as important, he will stand strong against radical policies that seem to put the rights of criminals before public safety.
Pete has seen the devastation drug addiction can cause: his early childhood was spent in a home broken by drugs. As Representative, he will support a comprehensive approach to dealing with the drug epidemic that includes getting those trapped in addiction the treatment they need, punishing drug dealers, and working with the medical community and schools to create drug use prevention programs that work.
Pete has proven our commitment to our communities as a volunteer and resident. As Representative, he will fight to get our fair share back from Harrisburg through important grant funding to support infrastructure needs like roads and parks, provide for our emergency services, and more. Most importantly, Pete will meet with and listen to everyone - so he knows exactly what our area wants and needs.
Pete is like us: tired of the career politicians who either never seem to get anything done, or when they do seem to help themselves instead of us. As Representative, Pete will stand up to the politicians and special interests with initiatives that guarantee on-time budgets, stop the fiscal gimmicks, and take away the perks!