Lemuel Thornton

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Lemuel Thornton
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 190
(timed out) Campaign website
Lemuel Thornton was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 190 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Thornton's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Education in Philadelphia should be an extreme concern. Our youth spend more time playing video games and listening to rap music than they do studying. To gain more youth attention, I would like to incorporate their beneficial music and games into education."


  • Excerpt:"Although there are multiple jobs available in Philadelphia, there are not enough people qualified for those positions. With the advancement of technology, machines are replacing people within the workforce. We need to teach people about self-efficacy, (meaning believing in themselves). Although the younger generations are able to adapt easily, our elders are forced out of their positions because they are not as computer literate. We not only need to educate younger generations; we need to educate all generations."


  • Excerpt:"Ex-offenders are people too. We all make mistakes in life. After serving our time should we be further judged when we strive hard to better ourselves? However, once incarcerated, society has branded us; making jobs and housing unavailable to us. Some of us do not embody the qualifications for jobs we do find. Once again here is a population in dire need of education. Job readiness programs can help to prepare us for jobs and more employers can become ex-offender friendly. AS AN EX-OFFENDER I HAVE EXPERIENCED SUCH SETBACKS FIRST HAND."


  • Excerpt:"There are too many abandon houses in Philadelphia that could be used for public resources. Housing repairs can be expensive. We can teach ex-offenders electric, plumbing, roofing, etc., and fairly compensate them to make such restorations. These houses can be used for shelter, small libraries, after school programs, or other community envisioned sites."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thornton ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 190. Thornton was defeated by incumbent Vanessa Lowery Brown in the April 24 Democratic primary.[2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 190 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVanessa Lowery Brown Incumbent 44% 3,636
Lemuel Thornton 5.1% 422
Audrey Blackwell-Watson 24.4% 2,012
Wanda Logan 26.5% 2,192
Total Votes 8,262

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