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
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 157th DISTRICT
Melissa is a fourth generation Phoenixville resident, a Conestoga graduate and an entrepreneur who started her own digital video business while she was a single Mother. She is running on ‘common sense before politics’ and believes it is more important than ever that regular citizens, not career politicians get involved in state politics and champion the programs being reduced and eliminated by the federal government. Melissa believes in an immediate bipartisan collaboration to balance the state budget to reduce state debt. She promises to conserve our beautiful open space, eliminate the Keystone tests, and ensure that our senior citizens have healthcare that they deserve.
Melissa’s top three policy concerns are: Fully Funding Public Education through out the state, Protecting the environment, and a ban on military style assault weapons to keep our children and everyone safe.
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.