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Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Lancaster Counties, PA May 20, 2014 Election
 Smart Voter Mary Ellen Balchunis

Candidate for
US Representative; Pennsylvania Congressional District; District 7; Democratic Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: College Professor
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Temple University
  • Masters in Public Administration, Temple University
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Fulbright Scholar, Mass Media & Politics, Sweden
  • La Salle University, Political Science Professor
  • Assistant to the Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Stopping the Gun Violence
  • Pushing for Passage of Pay Equity & Increasing Minimum Wage
  • Decreasing Interest Rates for Student Loans & Credit Cards
Key Endorsements
  • Former Congressman Joe Sestak
  • Congressman Bob Brady
  • All five of the Democratic Counties Chairs in the Gerrymandered7th District
Position Papers
Minimum Wage
I believe in Social Justice. If a person is willing to work, he or she shouldn't have to be poor. I strongly support passage of a living wage.
Credit Card Interest Rates
Average Americans are getting crushed, getting further in debt with credit card interest rates approaching 28%. I will work to change this predatory practice.
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