Leanne Krueger
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Leanne Krueger





What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

Prior to my election to Pennsylvania's General Assembly, I served as the first Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), and Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), an organization which supported over 50,000 locally-owned, independent businesses across the country to create a stronger fairer economy. Under my leadership, SBN played a large role in making the Philadelphia region the most sustainable in the nation, helping attract more federal green jobs funding than any other region in the United States. I received local and national attention for my work in economic development and public policy and was invited to the White House Business Council on multiple occasions to advise the Obama administration on the needs of local businesses.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

Since I took office in August 2015, I have been guided by my desire to change broken systems and a belief that this is not my seat, but the peoples' seat. I am committed to working to make our Commonwealth a fairer place for all residents, a place that invests in our shared future through education, clean air and pure water, a better place for small businesses, and a place that protects the rights and dignity of all people.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

I have worked across the aisle on local issues like protecting the Chester Water Authority, co-chairing a hearing with a Republican colleague because the issue impacted both of our districts.

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?

Three issues that are important to me and my community are: equitable investments in public education, protecting our environment and safeguarding and expanding women's reproductive rights.

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