|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 182|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania|
|J.D.||Michigan State University|
Sims is an attorney and civil rights activist. He earned his bachelor's degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Michigan State University. Sims has worked as Staff Counsel for Policy and Planning for the Philadelphia Bar, President of the Board of Directors for Equality Pennsylvania, and Chairman of GALLOP. He has also worked as a disability attorney and as a clerk for the EPA. He currently serves on the GLSEN Sports Advisory Council and contributes to The Advocate Magazine. Sims is the only former NCAA football captain to have come out.
PoliticsPA named the District 182 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sims served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce, Democratic Secretary|
|• Professional Licensure|
|• State Government|
Sims' website highlights the following campaign themes:
- "Protect children’s right to a good education and teachers’ right to collectively bargain"
- "Ensure the School Reform Commission is open, accessible and effective"
- "Fight against vouchers and attempts to privatize the school district"
- "Connecting constituents to vital public services"
- "Notarizing forms and helping with government paperwork "
- "Providing assistance to help navigate unemployment, veteran’s assistance, and other services"
- "Pass a fair severance tax on natural gas drilling"
- "Ban drilling state forests"
- "Increase regulation of fracking and monitoring of drilling impacts on water, air and land"
- "Provide equal protection for all Pennsylvanians"
- "Expand existing civil rights protections and enforce those that already exist"
- "Protect our immigrants from intimidation and discriminatory laws"
Sims ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 182. Sims defeated incumbent Babette Josephs in the April 24 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182, General Election, 2012|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 182 Democratic Primary, 2012|
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- Brian Sims, Pennsylvania Democrat, On Abortion: We Did Not 'Swear To Uphold ... - Huffington Post
- Hail Brian Sims! - Keystone Politics
- Pennsylvania Democrat tells GOP to uphold Constitution, not Bible - Examiner.com
- PA Rep. Sims and PA Sen. Farnese Release Statement on the Introduction of ... - Tri County Record
- Brian Sims Wins Important Battle for LGBTQ Couples - Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
- A Preakness Primer: 138 years of horses, hats and ?high? society - Baltimore Sun (blog)
- Huh? PA House Declared April 30 'Day of Fasting' - PW-Philadelphia Weekly (blog)
- The Week in Wingnuts - Daily Beast
- Notes & Quotes for May 13 - Canton Repository
- Gay Pa. rep says Jason Collins will be a trailblazer - Philly.com - Philly.com
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- ↑ Brian Sims, Campaign site, "About," accessed April 23, 2012
- ↑ PoliticsPA, "Top 10 Most Interesting Pa. House & Senate Primaries," April 3, 2012
- ↑ sims4pa.com - Issues
- ↑ Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 9, 2012
- ↑ Pennsylvania Independent "Incumbents fall in PA House, congressional races," April 24, 2012
Babette Josephs (D)
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