John Kluck has been an educator in the Oil City School District for 23 years. Kluck serves as the Lead Teacher at Seventh Street Elementary School, involving in various committees and activities at the schools. Kluck has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in School Administration. As a political outsider, He promises to serve Pennsylvania by learning from the successes and failures of Harrisburg to vote my conscience for the good of our Commonwealth, especially the citizens of the 64th District.
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From campaign webiste:
Studies show that jobs will not be lost if the minimum wage is increased to a living wage of $10.10 per hour. The Keystone Research Center states that 530,000 Pennsylvania children have parents who will receive a wage increase when the minimum wage is increased. I propose that we should make this move to a more livable wage. However, we should also include a raise in the tipped workers minimum wage. The tipped worker starting wage of $2.83 per hour is out of touch with today’s living standard and needs to be increased. Nearly 70% of tipped restaurant workers are women, 40% of whom are mothers. A wage that is more in line with a living wage could change the dependence on public assistance and for this reason, I would support a wage of $7.15 per hour for tipped workers. I believe that these changes in wages can make a positive impact for the citizens of our district.
Were you (or would you have been) in support of the 2016 legislation regulating opioids in Pennsylvania (Act 122, Act 124, Act 125, Act 126)?
From campaign website https://www.kluckforstaterep.com/issues:
Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Many people will suggest it's actually a national epidemic. More people now are experiencing fatal overdoses related to opioid use than compared to heroin and cocaine combined, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said heroin and opioid overdoses are now Pennsylvania's leading cause of accidental deaths. It counted nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimated that the 2015 total will surpass that. Pennsylvania must take a more active role in curbing this sweeping issue. I will sponsor and defend legislation to adequately fund social service agencies to provide necessary support to curtail this crisis.