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Sen. Steve Santarsiero seeks reelection


Steve Santarsiero has announced the launching of his campaign for reelection to the Pa. Senate in District 10 (Bucks County).
“During this unprecedented pandemic, my office has helped thousands of residents on issues like unemployment relief, getting small businesses needed grants, and connecting people with life-saving vaccines.”
He points to success in bringing investments into Bucks County, including the Pennsylvania Biotech Center’s business incubator in Buckingham, Doylestown Hospital’s heart and vascular center and its Children’s Village, and other projects. Santarsiero played a key role, along with Rep. John Galloway, in reviving the opportunity zone at the old US Steel site in Falls Township.

A year ago he led the Senate Democratic caucus in challenging Senate Republicans’ attempt to lift the ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin.
He is the Democratic chair of theSenate Judiciary Committee, where his priority is the passage of SB 78, also known as Kayden’s Law, named after Lower Makefield resident Kayden Mancuso, who was murdered by her biological father during a court-ordered, unsupervised visit in 2018, the bill would rewrite Pennsylvania’s child custody law to ensure the health and safety of children. SB 78 passed the State Senate 46-4 and it now awaits action in the state House.
“Just about 20 years ago, in the months following the attacks on Sept. 11th, I decided to leave the legal profession and become a teacher as a way of serving the community,” Santarsiero explained. “That time teaching kids at Bensalem High School remains one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. But it also taught me an important lesson: The next generation is counting on us to make our state and our country a better place for them, a place where they can live the American Dream.”

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