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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Vanessa Lowery Brown

District: PA-190

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Vanessa Lowery Brown

Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown is a community activist dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable residents in the 190th district, and strengthening the economy of West and North Philadelphia. Representative Brown hosts “Senior Salute” breakfast meetings, where she listens to the concerns and ideas of the elders in her community. Since taking office, Vanessa secured $4 million in grants to help improve the health and recreation of her constituents, expand the Haddington Health Center, and for SMITH: The Kids Play Place in the Park. Before her election, Brown was a community organizer involved in several groups, including the West Philadelphia Coalition, Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, East Africa Recourse and Study Center, and Philadelphia Weed and Seed. She is also actively involved in education issues as the school and school district levels, and advocates for self-improvement and empowerment. Vanessa is well-renowned and has received many awards for her community participation, activism, and improvement.

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