Kerith Strano Taylor
|Kerith Strano Taylor|
|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||The Pennsylvania State University, 1996|
|J.D.||George Mason University, 2001|
Taylor earned her B.A. in political science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1996. She then worked in government affairs in Washington D.C. for two years before receiving her law degree from George Mason University in 2001. She has worked for her own law firm since 2001. Taylor has served on the Brookville Area School Board since 2011 and as its president since 2013.
Taylor's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Get People Back to Work
- Excerpt: "It’s time to get people back to work. Everyday men and women work hard to make ends meet, but still struggle to put food on the table. For too long, moneyed interests have dominated the Congressional agenda, causing millions of dollars of waste, crippling economic growth, and missing valuable opportunities."
- Address the Root of Our Problems
- Excerpt: "It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road. All too often Congress looks for a quick fix, instead of addressing the root of our problems."
- Simplify the Tax Code
- Excerpt: "It’s time to fix our 73,954 page tax code. Congress has talked about updating the tax code for years, yet little has been done to make it work for everyday Americans. The tax code favors the needs of big businesses and special interests. Our small business owners and middle class families – the backbone of our economy – stand to gain the most by updating the antiquated system."
- Strengthen our Public Education System
- Excerpt: "It’s time to reinvest in public education. Public education is the pathway out of poverty. Beyond educating our students, public schools are the pulse of our communities."
- Only 18% of the Seats in Congress are Held by Women
- Excerpt: "Yet, Women make up 47% of the total workforce and 50.8% of the population. Something is wrong with the equation. We are allowing men to make decisions that deeply affect our lives, our health and our futures. Having women at the table ensures more robust debate on the issues and a deeper evaluation of our options."
- Get Congress Back to Work
- Excerpt: "It is time to prioritize our Nation, not our political parties. We need to get Congress back to work."
Taylor ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 5th District. Taylor won the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She defeated Thomas Edward Tarantella. Kerith Strano Taylor lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Glenn Thompson Incumbent||63.6%||115,018|
|Democratic||Kerith Strano Taylor||36.4%||65,839|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 5 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Kerith Strano Taylor||54.5%||18,018|
|Thomas Edward Tarantella||45.5%||15,032|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
|Kerith Strano Taylor (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 14, 2014||$0.00||$24,009.19||$(12,104.62)||$11,904.57|
Taylor is divorced and has two children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "Primary candidate list," accessed March 12, 2014
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- Campaign website, "About," accessed March 17, 2014
- Campaign website, "Platform," accessed March 17, 2014 (dead link)
- Federal Election Commission, "Taylor 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 23, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
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