Mike Schlossberg for State Representative
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Improving Schools and Slowing Property Taxes
Protecting the Vulnerable
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132nd Legislative District
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ABOUT MIKE
Jennifer Mann
Mike, Brenna, Auron, and Ayla Schlossberg

Thank you for visiting my webpage! The information below will tell you a little bit more about who I am. Click here to learn about what I致e accomplished for the people I am so privileged to represent, and click here to learn more about what I believe. Want to talk to me directly? Email me at michaelschlossberg@gmail.com, or visit me on Facebook or Twitter.

Before I知 anything else, I知 a husband and a father, and it is because of those things that I consider myself one of the luckiest men on Earth. In 2007, I met my wife Brenna, who teaches 8th grade English at Harrison-Morton in Allentown. We married in 2010. Our son Auron was born in April 2011, and our daughter Ayla was born in November 2012, just 13 days after I was first elected to the House of Representatives. They motivate me to do a better job; after all, I知 not only fighting for my community, I知 fighting for my family.

In 2012, my friend and mentor, Representative Jennifer Mann, announced that she would not seek reelection. At the time, I was a Vice President for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and also Vice President of Allentown City Council. Jenn and others encouraged me to run for Representative; I ran and was elected, taking office in January 2013. I was reelected in 2014, and I am now seeking my third term.

I have two main priorities. First: Fair and adequate education funding. We must do everything we can to ensure that Pennsylvania is fairly funding our community schools. This is the only way to provide kids with the first-rate education they deserve, and to slow the skyrocketing growth of property taxes. I知 very proud of my record in this area: In my time in office, the Allentown School District has received an additional $38 million (31% increase) in funding, while Parkland has received over $5 million (43% increase). We have a long way to go, but we池e on the right path!

I知 also a nationally recognized advocate for protecting the most vulnerable in our society, with a particular emphasis on mental health. I致e been very public with my own fifteen year battle with depression and anxiety, and I have used my own experiences in an effort to break the stigma that surrounds mental health disorders.

In the House, I serve on five committees: Transportation, Health, Education, Human Services, and Environmental Resources & Energy. I知 also the current Chairman of the Democratic Northeastern Delegation, covering six counties and fourteen members. I知 also the co-chair and co-founder of the Mental Health Caucus and the Democratic chair of the Manufacturing Caucus. These leadership roles put me in a position to bring dollars and jobs home.

If you are looking for an ideologue, you値l have to look elsewhere. While I am proudly progressive, I知 convinced that part of the reason for our political dysfunction is because people elected to office become so desperate to keep their jobs that they forget to do their jobs. I also believe that we must be willing to work together in order to make government work for you. I致e backed up my words with votes, providing compromise votes on major issues like transportation, liquor modernization, pension reform and the 2016 budget, even if it meant bucking my own party leadership. In all of these instances, the legislation had components which I disagreed with, but I believed that the proposals were good on the whole, and voted yes in an effort to enact better policy. That, I believe, is the only way to make government truly work for you.

 

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