Midterm Madness

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The Muhlenberg Weekly is committed to informing the student body about the upcoming midterm election. In our new column, we will outline key races that ‘Berg students can vote in. We have reached out to every candidate for their responses on a couple of critical questions. Below are the responses from the candidates for Pennsylvania’s 14th State Senate district: 

Candidate Dean Browning 

Can you briefly illustrate a couple (2-4) of your key policies or issues that you are planning to focus on if reelected? 

“My focus will be to create energy independence and tackle inflation by taking advantage of the natural resources under our feet to make Pennsylvania the world’s leading producer of low-cost energy and reduce what it costs to fill up our cars and to heat our homes. 

[I also plan on] empowering parents on education and improv[ing] schools by giving parents the ability and means to make a choice that is best for their child; and require online transparency so they can see the curriculum used to instruct their kids… School choice cannot be for elite, wealthy families who can send their kids to private school. It cannot be for those that have the means to move out of Allentown and other failing school districts. It is not simply a question of funding. In Allentown there have been repeated tax increases and millions from the state that have done nothing more than produce worse and worse results.”

How do you think your potential reelection could benefit college students, specifically those at Muhlenberg?

Browning did not answer this question.

Candidate Nick Miller

Can you briefly illustrate a couple (2-4) of your key policies or issues that you are planning to focus on if reelected? 

“My top priority is education and fair funding for our schools in the Commonwealth, and ensuring that students have access to high quality education regardless of their background. Other issues I am passionate about are infrastructure and the economy in Pennsylvania. I also plan to protect a woman’s right to choose, because the government should not interfere with this personal freedom.”

How do you think your potential reelection could benefit college students, specifically those at Muhlenberg?

“As a young person myself, I am acutely aware of issues facing college students, such as food and housing insecurity and the importance of quality education for people of all ages. Community safety is also a top priority of mine, and ensuring that students feel safe as members of the Lehigh Valley community. I hope to fight directly for these issues with my colleagues in Harrisburg when I am elected.”

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