Jay Conners

                                                             Jay Conners is a Democrat running to serve the 154th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. As a                                                                   longtime resident of the district and father of three, Jay understands what specific issues impact the residents of                                                                   Cheltenham, Springfield, and Jenkintown.

                                                             He knows that we need quality education in a safe and secure environment for our children. He understands the                                                                     need for environmental protection. He demands immediate action for sensible and responsible gun legislation. As a                                                               union member, he is a strong advocate for labor protection.

                                                             For the past decade, Jay has served as a member of the Jenkintown Borough Council and has gone on to become                                                                   their Vice President. He also currently serves as the chair of the Jenkintown Democratic Committee. As an active                                                                     member of the community, Jay's experience has granted him the knowledge to lead the community in the right                                                                       direction during these ever-changing times.

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Jennifer Lugar

                                                             Jennifer Lugar will be a fierce advocate for the best interests of District 154. She is running for all of our children,                                                                  who deserve to go to school without lockdown drills, who deserve a planet that will survive, and who deserve                                                                        quality, affordable healthcare. She is running for families who need strong unions and fair wages. She is running for                                                              Pennsylvania’s future.

                                                            Lifelong Activist - Jennifer has been marching, phone banking, canvassing and stuffing envelopes for progressive                                                                  candidates and causes since she was a teenager. She was demonstrating for LGBTQ rights and marijuana law reform                                                              25 years ago.

                                                            Fearless Advocate - Jennifer has spoken to hundreds of people and reached thousands more in print and on                                                                          television through her gun violence prevention efforts. She has worked with state and federal officials on both sides                                                              of the aisle to find common ground toward life-saving legislation.

                                                            Skillful Leader - Jennifer considers it an honor and a privilege to serve her community as a member of the                                                                              Jenkintown Borough Council. Through this work, she has proven that respectful, collaborative efforts achieve the                                                                    strongest outcomes. She serves as chair of the Fire Commission and Public Safety Committee.

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Napoleon Nelson

                                                              Napoleon Nelson is currently the Finance Officer for the Cheltenham Township. He is a finance professional with                                                                    more than 16 years of business experience in investment analysis, planning and analysis, and corporate strategy.                                                                  Prior experiences include roles with Vanguard in Malvern, Pa., Driven Brands in King of Prussia, Pa, and SEI                                                                              Investments in Oaks, Pa. A Central High School alum, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science                                                                    from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School of the                                                                University of Pennsylvania.

                                                              Napoleon is active in the Cheltenham community. In addition to his current elected office, he is also a Trustee for                                                                  the Montgomery County Community College and one of two Vice-Chairs for the Cheltenham Democratic                                                                                Committee. Prior to his 2017 election to the Finance Officer role, he served for six years as a member of the Board                                                                of Directors of the School District of Cheltenham Township. He chaired the Cheltenham School Board's Finance and                                                                Personnel committees and served as past president of the Board. He has actively participated in Democratic Party                                                                  activities and campaigns throughout the district and past recipient of Cheltenham's Committeeperson of the Year.   

                                                              Napoleon is married to Shareese Nelson. They live in Wyncote and are raising their two beautiful children, Eon                                                                        (15) and Kendall (12). They are active in the Cheltenham PTO organizations, the Cheltenham Little League,                 Website                            Facebook       where Napoleon is a past board member.

 

 

Adrienne Redd

                                                           With over twenty years’ experience as an activist, educator and advocate for social justice, is the most progressive                                                                 candidate to represent Pennsylvania’s 154 legislative district. She has a history of community service and deep roots                                                             in environmentalism. Adrienne has worked on a range of grassroots projects including the “listening canvass” to                                                                   engage voters in Montgomery County, the Cross-cultural Dialogue project of the Cheltenham NAACP, and the                                                                       founding and design of several community parks. It’s not enough to elect a representative who will vote to improve                                                               school funding, protect the environment, or reform our criminal justice system. Adrienne is running because                                                                         Pennsylvania needs creative problem-solvers who comprehend the issues. We need to find common ground and build                                                   alliances in order to address our shared social goals.

                                                           Adrienne earned her undergraduate degree in English, philosophy and computer science at Lehigh University. She                                                                 holds a master’s degree in sociology from Temple University and a PhD in human and organizational systems from                                                               the Fielding Graduate University. She has written dozens of lectures, articles and white papers on healthcare reform,                                                             education, solid waste management and other environmental technologies. She has contributed to several books and                                                             is the author of Fallen Walls and Fallen Towers: The Fate of the Nation in a Globalizing World (2010).

Website                             Facebook    She is a professor of sociology and a member of the Federation of the Community College of Philadelphia.

 

Ray Sosa

                                                           Ray Sosa has over 20 years of experience in the private sector providing support and advice to big and small                                                                         companies. He wants to use that experience to create a more efficient and effective government within the 154th                                                                   District of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania by addressing and improving the need for ADA compliance within our                                                               district, creating better business development through incentives and legislation in our community and continue to                                                               work on the already established legislation and programs created by Steve McCarter including gun control, climate                                                                 change, and making sure our elderly citizens needs are met. Ray currently resides with his wife, Nikki Sosa and                                                                     daughter Marjory Sosa, in Wyncote and has lived in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties for the last 10 years.

                                                           Even though Ray Sosa is a political outsider, he is uniquely qualified to serve in the position of State Representative                                                               for the 154th District. Ray was appointed by three different U.S. Governors to lead districts in coordinating                                                                             Emergency Management and Response. He was Chairman of the Governor's Human Rights Advocacy Committee for                                                               10 years, fighting for hospitals, juvenile justice centers, foster care homes, and nursing homes rights and                                                                               regulations making sure all the people they serve were cared for properly. Ray Sosa provided legislative policy                                                                       support for three governors for over ten years and wants to continue to do so in the 154 District. He is the candidate  Website                         Facebook       with the most relevant legislative and governmental experience as he has been involved in both local, state, and                                                                     national appointments. He has also run both local and statewide campaigns in Pennsylvania and Montgomery                                                                         County. Ray Sosa is currently the President for Round Hills Investments and Services and is a career banker and                                                                     insurance agent. Ray’s previous appointments in the public and private sectors have prepared him for the role of                                                                   State Representative in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

 

Gretchen Wisehart

                                                            As an attorney - Gretchen brings decades of experience in state and local government providing public finance                                                                      counsel to municipalities, school districts, hospitals, and cultural institutions. From her service to the                                                                                    Commonwealth as Chief Counsel to the Department of Revenue, she brings strong legislative and budget skills. She                                                              is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova Law School and has clerked in the United                                                                      States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Senator                                                                      Patrick Leahy on the US Senate Judiciary Committee.

                                                            As an advocate - Gretchen fights for our neighbors on the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force                                                              and Human Rights Commission and has decades of volunteerism on Democratic campaigns and to protect the                                                                        integrity of the electoral process. She is also a consistent volunteer at the polls and serves as a Judge of Election for                                                              her voting precinct (Cheltenham 6-1).

                                                            Gretchen Wisehart is a lifelong Democrat and mother who will bring unrivaled experience to Pennsylvania’s 154th                                                                  House District — experience we need to make real change. As an attorney - Gretchen brings decades of experience                                                                in state and local government providing public finance counsel to municipalities, school districts, hospitals, and                                                                    cultural institutions. From her service to the Commonwealth as Chief Counsel to the Department of Revenue, she                                                                  brings strong legislative and budget skills. She is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova                                                              Law School and has clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third          Website                          Facebook        Circuit Court of Appeals, and for Senator Patrick Leahy on the US Senate Judiciary Committee.

                                                            As an advocate - Gretchen fights for our neighbors on the Cheltenham Township Economic Development Task Force                                                              and Human Rights Commission, and has decades of volunteerism on Democratic campaigns and to protect the                                                                      integrity of the electoral process. She is also a consistent volunteer at the polls and serves as a Judge of Election for                                                              her voting precinct (Cheltenham 6-1).

 

 

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