PA SENATE 24th DISTRICT
Linda Fields has lived her life with a defining purpose: to serve others and to fight for what is right. She has fought for the disenfranchised and underserved her entire life. She strives to speak up for the voiceless.
She has worked for the last 28 years as a National Organizer & Business Agent for the National Union of Hospital and Healthcare Employees, District 1199C, AFSCME, AFL-CIO. She has personally negotiated hundreds of employee contracts and served as mediator for many grievances over the years. She has successfully obtained higher and fairer wages, employee benefits and workers’ rights for hospital workers for some of the largest hospital chains in Pennsylvania.
From a young age, she volunteered for several charitable organizations in her community and in her church helping the at-risk youth, the elderly, grieving families, and the impoverished. She is also a heart health advocate after losing so many in her family to heart disease. She formed her own non-profit called Circle of Life (formerly Heart to Heart Weekend of Life) to raise money and awareness for heart disease research.
Her experience as a negotiator, mediator, labor relations expert, and community advocate bring over 35 years of advocacy, love, compassion, and compromise. She has a unique ability to connect with people and build collaborative partnerships with common goals.
As a longtime political activist and field organizer, she has worked on both labor and Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. She recently served as an elected delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. She is currently running as the Democratic Nominee for the Pennsylvania State Senate in the 24th District in Montgomery, Bucks and Berks Counties.
For the past 20 years, She and her family have called Montgomery County home. She has been happily married for 42 years to her husband Charles. They share 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.
PA STATE REPRESENTATIVE, 150th DISTRICT
Joseph G. Webster, PhD, is a public servant, a senior executive, and an Associate Professor who has led and participated in a large variety of successful teams creating excellence in government and business, during his military career, and in academia.
Joe was born in Philly and grew up in Fairmount, Manayunk and Roxborough. He attended La Salle High School in Cheltenham, was appointed to the Air Force Academy at 18 and graduated as a member of the first class to include women. During his military service, Joe lived in Colorado, Ohio, Rhode Island and Virginia. He also performed military duties in 32 other countries. He and his wife, Laura, and their three “mostly grown” children came home to Lower Providence, Pennsylvania in 2011, where they live on the banks of the Perkiomen Creek.
Joe served a full career in the US Air Force, attaining the rank of colonel. His military career included tours of duty as an acquisition professional, managing a strategic surge to bring commercial technologies into operational military equipment; and 7+ years as legislative liaison between the Air Force and the US Congress. As an Associate Professor of English at the US. Air Force Academy, he taught Speech Communications, Executive Writing and Western Civilization/Values.
In the commercial world, Joe has worked in the small business arena for Gestalt, LLC, a high-tech, start-up company, where he was responsible for the full business cycle. He has also worked for a Global 500 company, at Accenture where he was most recently VP, Mission Services, directly serving the purpose and organizational objectives of his customers and their stakeholders.
Joe has a PhD in National Security Policy from George Washington University. He was also a Health Policy Fellow at Robert Betz Associates in Washington, DC.
In 2014, Joe launched his own nonprofit organization as a “pilot” for developing experience in donor relations, marketing and promotions, and event management. Convergence Music sponsors the Tall Trees Music Fest in Collegeville, PA and donated 100% of its 2017 proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Joe continues his academic duties as an online Professor, National Security Policy, for the Air University at Maxwell AFB, AL.