Laura Burke - Election Result: 25.48%

Party: Democrat

Office: PA House ( District: 80 )

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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Quiz Results

How the candidate answered on the issues

State and National

Do you support net neutrality?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State and National

Should the minimum wage be raised?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State and National

What is your view on Climate Change?

State and National

Regarding gun laws, what generally do you support from the choices below?

State and National

How should marijuana be regulated?

Additional Comments: 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.
State and National

Should the drawing of district lines be done by an independent system instead of state legislators?

State

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)?

State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on the wages men and women are paid?

State

Regarding Pennsylvania pensions, were you (or would you have been) in favor of the 2017 Senate Bill 1 that introduces a 401K-style component into pension benefits for new hires after 2019?

Additional Comments: This change was made necessary by the failure of past legislatures to fully fund the pension obligation. We still have a long way to go to address that deficit.
State

From the choices below, what best represents your view on property taxes?

Additional Comments: 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.
State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on abortion?

Additional Comments: 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.
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