Janis Brooks

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Janis Brooks
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 14
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sClarion University
Master'sUniversity of Maryland
Ph.D.University of Pittsburgh
Personal
ProfessionPastor, Founder/CEO of local youth program
Websites
Campaign website
Janis Brooks was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.[1] She lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014[2]

Brooks sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in 2012 as well. She lost to incumbent Rep. Michael F. Doyle (D) in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012.[3]

Biography

Brooks holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Clarion University and a master's degree in urban studies in management from the University of Maryland. She also earned a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Brooks is a pastor and the Founder/CEO of a non-profit organization.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Brooks' campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Income Inequality
Excerpt: "Globalization and changing technology have increased the competition we face from many nations and, as a result, US jobs have become vulnerable."
  • Economy
Excerpt: "We should not lose sight of the fact that individuals and families are struggling. Additional policies must be developed that will assist American workers to compete globally without giving unfair advantage to foreign businesses."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Environmental pollutants are poisoning us and impacting our health."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Educational priorities need to be examined and teachers should be empowered provide input into what works in their districts."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "These are the individuals that place their lives on the line for us daily. Assurances must be made that equipment and supportive services are available to them."

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brooks ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 14th District. Brooks lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She was defeated by Michael F. Doyle.[2]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 84.1% 56,796
Janis Brooks 15.9% 10,744
Total Votes 67,540
Source: Results via Associated Press

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Brooks ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 14th District. She lost to incumbent Rep. Michael F. Doyle (D) in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012.[6][7]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael F. Doyle Incumbent 80.1% 50,323
Janis Brooks 19.9% 12,484
Total Votes 62,807

Campaign donors

2012

As of April 4, 2012, Brooks raised $5,025 and spent $4,477, leaving her with $548 cash on hand. Of that, $4,050 (81 percent) came from candidate self-financing, while $975 (19 percent) came from individual contributions.[8]

Personal

Brooks has two children.[4]

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