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, 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.