Burke graduated from the University of Richmond and Graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. She is an attorney and advocate for victims of domestic abuse and a law clerk for the Blair County Court of Common Pleas. She is also a WISE Women of Blair County board member and a Penn Mont Academy board member.
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Taxation of recreational marijuana could be one way to improve our fiscal situation in Pennsylvania. We should also explore expanding the use of medical marijuana as an alternative to use of opioids.
From the choices below, what best represents your view on property taxes?
Property taxes are too high and Pennsylvanians need relief. At the same time, property taxes are the main means by which we fund our public schools. Strong public schools are imperative for the health of our children and our economy. While I support finding ways to reduce property taxes and reduce our school's reliance on property taxes, I will not vote to cut property taxes until I am convinced that we have a viable, stable, fair alternative in place to fully fund public schools.
From the choices below, what best represents your view on abortion?
No one on either side of the pro-choice/pro-life debate wants more abortions to occur. Criminalizing abortion will not eliminate it - it will only make it less safe, more traumatic, and more expensive. The best way to prevent abortion is through prevention of unwanted or unhealthy pregnancies. We must provide education about reproductive health to men and women of all ages and we must provide access to affordable birth control to people in all areas of our state.