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Maureen Madden

District: PA-115

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Maureen Madden

Before being elected to represent the 115th Legislative District, Representative Maureen Madden was an educator at East Stroudsburg University. While there, she experienced the negative impact of education budget cuts have on students. Her priorities include increasing higher education funding by eliminating corporate tax breaks, reforming property taxes, and securing additional state funding for basic education so public schools are fairly funded. Madden supports increasing the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, and infrastructure repairs. Moreover, she supports a moratorium on fracking natural gas until safety measures are put in place to ensure that the surrounding drinking water is safe, and there is a decreased risk of leaks. She also supports an extraction tax on natural gas companies so all Pennsylvanians can benefit from the growing industry. She is a strong advocate for women’s health and right to choose, as well as equal protections for LGBTQIA+ residents.

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