Levittown, Pa.) - Planned Parenthood PA PAC today endorsed Jim Prokopiak for the special election in House District 140.
Prokopiak is an attorney and school board member who has pledged to strongly support sexual and reproductive rights and access. For 10 years, he’s been an elected public official, having also served as a Falls Township Supervisor. As a school board member, he ensured that the district provided period products in its bathrooms.
“Yet again, the makeup of the PA House of Representatives is on the line. The chamber has a pro-sexual and reproductive health care majority, and we must protect it,” said PP PA PAC Political Director Adam Hosey. “The House has been a legislative firewall against bans and a proactive champion of access to care. We can’t take any election, special or otherwise, for granted. If this firewall were to crumble, we know what would happen - bans would pass the legislature, restrictive constitutional amendments could make it to your ballot. Jim is the firewall reinforcement the House needs right now and we’re proud to support him.”
House District 140 includes Falls Township, Middletown Township, Morrisville and Tullytown - all in Bucks County. Its vacancy follows Representative Galloway’s resignation to be sworn in as a magisterial district judge.
The special election will be held on Tuesday, February 13.
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Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC (PP PA PAC) is the electoral arm of Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania and exists to advocate for sexual and reproductive healthcare, including abortion, that is accessible, affordable, and affirming for all Pennsylvanians.