A closer look at the candidates in the 147th Legislative District, which is comprised of Green Lane, Pennsburg, East Greenville, Schwenksville, Red Hill Borough, Salford Township, Schwenksville, and Perkiomen, Douglass, Lower Frederick,Marlborough, New Hanover (Wards 1 and 3), Skippack (Ward 1), Salford, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover and Upper Salford Townships.
About Marcy Toepel:
Marcy Toepel is seeking a second full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, after a career in the private sector and as a Montgomery County Court House employee.
Toepel introduced the recently-passed "Brad Fox Law," which strengthened punishments to straw purchasers of weapons.
About Betty White:
Betty White is a 20-year resident of Marlborough Township, and has been involved with the Democratic Party and the Community Ambulance Service of Green Lane.
Learn more about White's background here.
Marcy Toepel on the Issues:
Toepel does not appear to have a website. To visit her official House of Representatives website to learn more about her priorities as a legislator, click here.
Betty White on the Issues:
White believes that the biggest issues facing the 147th Legislative District are education, creating more jobs, supporting seniors, protecting personal freedoms and improving infrastructure.
Read more on White's stances on these issues here.
147th Legislative District Election History:
The 147th Legislative District was most recently held by Robert Mensch, before he became the Pennsylvania State Senator in the area. Prior to that, Ray Bunt held the office since 1983.
Toepel won a special election in 2010 after Mensch resigned, and she is now running for a second full term.