A Democrat who is pushing for global warming awareness and better education funding is running for the 93rd House district.
Linda Small, 51, is running for the seat occupied by Rep. Ron Miller, R-Jacobus. The New Freedom resident previously ran against Miller in 2010.
Small had temporarily announced she was seeking the 169th House seat, but redistricting did not go through as originally thought, putting Small back in the 93rd.
Small said she decided to try running for office again because there are still important issues that other lawmakers aren't addressing.
"We have to go back to the state funding education properly," Small said.
Small also said she wants to cut "corrupting corporate money from politics" and that she'd advocate for small businesses and renewable energy companies as job creators. Small is a former office manager for the county's Democratic Party and is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Her plans: If elected, she wants to "take corporate money out of politics" as well as find new sources of revenue.
"We need a Marcellus Shale tax, and we need it now," she said, while adding that environmental concerns would be a priority. "We've got to have someone who is willing to fight for clean air and clean water."
Experience: Small said one of the biggest issues politicians need to address is global warming, as she said it's time people "get real" about it.
As a weather forecaster for the Navy, Small said her experience tells her global warming is following worst-case projections.
"In 40 years the U.S. southwest will be a dustbowl if we don't act. It will be harder to grow and harvest food, among many severe consequences," Small said.
Small is the only Democrat to announce her candidacy for the 93rd District, which includes the townships of Codorus, Manheim, Shrewsbury, Springfield, West Manheim and York and the boroughs of Dallastown, Glen Rock, Jacobus, Jefferson, Loganville, New Freedom, Railroad, Seven Valleys, Shrewsbury and Yoe.
Miller and Republican Ernest Merisotis are also running.
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