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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Laura Burke

District: PA-80

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Laura Burke

Laura Burke is a 12-year resident of Blair County and the 80th district, and believes current representatives in Harrisburg are not accurately advocating for the needs of the community. As a resident, Burke has been a board member of WISE Women of Blair County, Penn Mont Academy, and Hollidaysburg Area YMCA. She also has supported and volunteered with Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, Rails to Trails, Family Services Inc., the Hollidaysburg Area Library, the Hollidaysburg Community Partnership, and other local organizations. Professionally, she uses her Law degree to advocate for victims of domestic abuse, local doctors, and community hospitals. Her platform addresses major issues such as: the opioid crisis, the economy, education, government reform, healthcare, and justice reform. She will advocate for alternative methods of pain management, raise the minimum wage, increase funding for public schools, more government transparency, reduce gerrymandering, improve healthcare quality and access, and criminal justice reform.

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