Andrew announces run for 160th State Rep.

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Anton Andrew announced Wednesday that he will seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Andrew will be seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar representing the 160th district, which covers parts of Chester and Delaware Counties. The district includes Kennett Square, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships in Chester County, as well as Chadds Ford, Concord, Bethel and part of Upper Chichester Townships in Delaware County.

“We need real solutions to the structural deficit in the state budget,” Andrew said. “We need to properly fund our public schools without letting property taxes continue to skyrocket. We need to fix our ailing infrastructure, because continuing to push off needed improvements harms both our safety and quality of life. We need to address inadequate protection for our land, air and water that future generations will rely on. And we need to address the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with urgency, clarity, and honesty. There is no doubt that we need real leadership in Harrisburg on the issues that matter most.”

Andrew graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science, and has a JD in law from Hofstra University. Andrew plans to build on his more than 20-year career as a successful advocate and attorney, primarily serving poor and working class families. He has developed alternatives to incarceration for non-violent juvenile offenders. He has launched and led a successful incubator for small, minority, and women-owned businesses on the campus of the nation’s oldest Historically Black College or University.

He is a visionary educator who has served as an instructor and Board Chair at Open Connections, an educational resource center in Newtown Square. And he has served on the boards of several local and regional environmental organizations, including The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and The Nature Conservancy.

“I will fight for our community, our children and all Pennsylvania taxpayers by not shrinking from the difficult decisions that need to be made to ensure our future. I will fight for the residents of the 160th district and our Commonwealth,” Andrew said.

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