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Equality PA Endorsements – Round #3 (PA Senate)

Equality Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth’s leading LGBTQ advocacy organization, has endorsed a slate of candidates for election to the Pennsylvania Senate.

Endorsed candidates include:

SD 10 Steve Santarsiero
SD 12 Maria Collett
SD 28 Shawn Mauck
SD 40 Tarah Probst
SD 44 Katie Muth
SD 50 Sue Mulvey

A full list of endorsed candidates (to date) can be found at

“Each endorsed candidate has pledged to work with their colleagues to pass legislation and advocate for fairness, equality, equity, and justice,” said John Dawe, Interim Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania. “These are the core values of Equality Pennsylvania and we are excited to stand behind a candidate who shares them.”

According to Dawe, Equality Pennsylvania received more than 130 endorsement requests and expects to announce additional endorsements in the future.  Dawe added that the focus right now is on candidates with competitive primaries.


About the Endorsement Process:

Applicants complete an endorsement questionnaire containing 25 scored objective questions and 4 open-response questions.  Open response questions are scored with criteria determined by the endorsement committee and professional staff. Incumbent records are also scrutinized and scored. In the case of a tie, candidates who are openly LGBTQ, have previous public office experience, or are from underrepresented communities are favored.  More info at

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