Featured Candidate: Kimberly Rose, Senate District 6
July 25, 2014 | By Katie McGinty, Chairwoman
Kimberly Rose wants to give Bucks County a fresh start.
That's why she is challenging longtime incumbent state Senator Tommy Tomlinson in the race for the 6th senate district in lower Bucks County.
"It's time for a change. It's time for a state senator who will defend our children, will stand up to Corbett's job-killing policies and disastrous billion-dollar cuts from our schools, and will protect women's right to make their own health care decisions."
Kim started her family in Bucks County more than twenty years ago and has become a community leader in Northampton Township serving on the board of supervisors. Both she and her husband own small businesses in the area -- she has a chiropractic practice, and her husband, Tony, owns an auto sales business. Their son Anthony grew up going to the local public schools.
Kim's 2011 election to the board of supervisors was historic for the township. Kim became the first Democratic woman ever elected to the board, and the election also marked the first time in Northampton Township's history that the majority of the board was Democratic.
Kim has been a tireless advocate for Northampton's residents as a township supervisor, fighting for smart community development, as well as transparency and accountability in local government. Now, Kim is eager to take her experience to Harrisburg to serve the people of Bucks County.
As a small business owner, Kim knows how to create jobs. Under Governor Corbett and Senator Tomlinson, Pennsylvania has fallen to 49th in job creation. Moreover, Harrisburg Republicans -- who control the state House and Senate in addition to holding the Governor's office -- have mismanaged the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania with a massive deficit, slow economic growth, and multiple credit downgrades.
Kim is also dedicated to fighting to protect women's right to make their own health care choices and their right to income equality.
"Governor Corbett and Senator Tomlinson have repeatedly fought to take away women's right to make their own health care decisions. As Senator, I will defend the right of women to make their own health care choices and to receive equal wages for equal work."
If elected, Kim will also fight to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, fully and fairly fund public education with a five percent severance tax on natural gas drilling, and establish non-discrimination job protections for the LGBT community.
"It's time to move Bucks County forward. Let's make the education of our children a priority with full funding coming from a severance tax on natural gas development. And let's get this state growing again with new jobs and expanding businesses."
Kim's record of service as a community leader demonstrates she knows how to fight for our families, for hard working women and men, for seniors, and especially for children. Electing Kim to the Senate will go a long way toward giving Pennsylvania a fresh start.
You can read more about Kim at her website, http://www.kimberlyroseforsenate.com.