Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic challenger for Congress in the 5th District, has been endorsed by the Women’s Campaign Fund.
The nonpartisan organization states on its web site, www.wcfonline.org, that it is dedicated to “dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.”
Strano Taylor will face U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, of Centre County, R-5th Dist., in the Nov. 4 general election. The sprawling district includes eastern and parts of central Erie County.
Clare Bresnahan, political and programs director for WCF, said in a statement released by Strano Taylor’s campaign: “With her experience running her own business, her legal background and her demonstrated commitment to standing up for Pennsylvania women and their families, Kerith is incredibly qualified to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Further, this is another incredible opportunity for Pennsylvania women to ensure that they have at least one voice representing them in Congress,” she said.
The only woman in Congress from Pennsylvania, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, is leaving the lower chamber in January. Schwartz ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor in the May 20 primary.
– John Guerriero