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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Michele Brooks

District: PA-50

Party Affiliation: Republican

Michele Brooks

After serving several successful terms as a Mercer County Commissioner and State Representative for the 17th District, Michele Brooks was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2014. State Senator Brooks’ was the first woman elected to represent the 17th District in the House, and 50th District in the Senate. During her tenure in the House, Brooks actively fought against the tolling of Interstate 80; Worked with business owners to create a more job-friendly business climate by reducing taxes on job creators, improved services for senior citizens, reprioritized government spending by limiting borrowing, and supported the elimination of the inheritance tax on farms to help preserve Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. She continues to work in the Senate for regulatory reform, job creation, and fiscal responsibility, while serving as a strong but compassionate voice for children, older citizens, and rural Pennsylvanians.

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