In today's Letter to the editor, 3/19/19, PWNEPA Board Members Marie Killian and Jan Kelly state:
Bridget Malloy Kosierowski handily won the March 12 special election in the 114th Pennsylvania House District and will complete the term of the late Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich in Harrisburg.
She is only the second woman from Lackawanna County ever elected to the Legislature. Rep. Marion Munley was the first and served from 1947 to 1964, 55 years ago.
Progressive Women of NEPA proudly endorsed Kosierowski, one of our members, and we are thrilled that she won. Her campaign set a positive tone for politics, one that has been lacking in recent years. Her opponent’s old-fashioned politics of division and fearmongering gave way to her new politics of inclusion and compassion. We are confident that she will bring that positivity to Harrisburg and we look forward to her advancing progressive Democratic principles that benefit people, not political interests.
Our group is a grassroots organization with membership open to any woman residing in the 12-county area of Northeast Pennsylvania (Prowomennepa.com) Our members are engaged citizens with varied experiences: health care professionals, former military women, stay-at-home moms, attorneys, educators, retirees, business owners and public servants. We are patriots who share the common vision of strong communities supported by responsive and effective governance. Our sole purpose is to improve government by working to elect qualified progressive women to political leadership.
With Kosierowski’s landslide election, we look forward to recruiting and supporting more progressive women candidates in NEPA. Join us!