Hampton resident Lissa Geiger Shulman today announced that she will run for House District 30 in 2020. Geiger Shulman is an education advocate, former teacher, and a mother.
“I’m running because Harrisburg needs new voices and principled leaders, but I am also running because I know I can deliver results for my district,” said Geiger Shulman. “I’ll bring my experience as a former teacher, an education advocate, and a young mother to my campaign. I know the people and families in the district want good schools, quality early childhood options, and jobs that can help sustain a family, and those will be my campaign priorities.”
The Lissa Geiger Shulman campaign committee chair is Dan Miller, State Representative, and chair of the Allegheny Delegation. Honorary chairs of Lissa’s campaign include State Senator Lindsey Williams, State Representative Sara Innamorato, and County Councilwoman Anita Prizio. Lissa says, “I’m honored to be supported by great leaders and strong women who are showing that government works best when it represents the perspectives and life experiences of all its citizenry.”
For the last three years, Lissa has worked on a successful statewide advocacy campaign to expand investments in pre-k education, winning four years of consecutive growth in state investments. Prior to her work as an education advocate, Lissa worked for Representative Miller where she worked on legislative and constituent issues in a similar district.
Lissa concluded, “Harrisburg continues to fail women. Equal pay legislation has not advanced. Bills for paid leave to care for sick relatives or a new baby have not moved. Bills on healthcare access, especially related to women’s health such as maternity care or breast and cervical cancer screening, are ignored. Two of the last three budgets have cut state funds for child care. Knowing how much work we have to do in Harrisburg to make Pennsylvania better for women and families is one of the forces driving me to run for State House.”