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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Tarah Toohil

District: PA-116

Party Affiliation: Republican

Tarah Toohil

Representative Tarah Toohil is currently serving her fourth term as state representative. Before entering the public sector, she was a paralegal for Matthew Cartwright, now U.S. Congressman. Then, she attended law school and became an attorney. Within her community, Toohil is an active member of many organizations including the Lower Luzerne Bar Association, Hazelton Area Lady Lawyers, Hazelton Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and AAUW Breaking Through Barriers for Women and Girls. Representative Toohil is seeking to bring about the restoration of government integrity and accountability to strengthen Pennsylvania’s jobs climate. She is a strong proponent of providing property tax relief, and removing burdensome taxes for local entrepreneurs. She wants to reduce excessive government spending and borrowing, and supports efforts to identify and isolate welfare fraud.

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