PA SENATE. 44th DISTRICT
Katie = New Energy, Honest Leadership
Born and raised in Western PA, Katie comes from a family founded on hard work, perseverance and service to others. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Penn State University and a Master’s of Science degree from A.T. Still University. Katie is an adjunct professor teaching in the Department of Kinesiology at a local university. She resides in Royersford with her husband, Trevor, and two rescue pups, Vinny and Kermit.
Shortly after the 2016 Presidential election, Katie met with local community members to organize a grassroots effort that gives a voice to those who want positive social change. She is now the Chair of this group, Indivisible Mid Montco, and it has blossomed to include hundreds of members throughout the county. She brings energy and change to our community by creating opportunities and providing resources to those who seek to be active in holding our government accountable.
Once in office, Katie’s top priorities will be:
• Rejuvenating the Pennsylvania public school system
• Addressing wealth inequality, including increasing the minimum wage
• Creating new sources of revenue and good jobs through infrastructure and clean/renewable energy initiatives
• Getting money out of politics to restore our democracy
PA STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 146th DISTRICT
Joe Ciresi, a resident of Limerick with his wife and son, served as a Spring-Ford Area School Board director for 12 years. During that time, he helped move Spring-Ford into the top 2 percent of Pennsylvania school districts, while reducing debt by $125 million, investing in students and buildings, and reaching a new contract with teachers.
On the issues, Ciresi is a strong advocate for restoring passenger rail service between Pottstown and Philadelphia in an effort to boost local economies and reduce traffic congestion. Other policy priorities include a higher minimum wage, public education investments, property tax reform, environmental protection, gun safety reforms and women’s health.
For the last 16 years, Joe has worked as the Director of Sales and Promotions at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The 146th District includes the boroughs of Trappe, Royersford and part of Pottstown, as well as Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove and Perkiomen townships.