REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS QUINN:
AN INDEPENDENT LEADER
FIGHTING FOR US.

As our State Representative, Chris looks for commonsense solutions to many of today’s problems.  He stood up to the Harrisburg special interests by opposing a massive tax and spend budget that would have increased taxes by $1 billion.  Chris Quinn is an independent leader who has a reputation for putting our families, our jobs and our communities ahead of the divisive politics in Harrisburg. From safe schools and commonsense gun laws to increased funding for healthcare and public education, Chris Quinn is a tireless fighter for Delaware County families and taxpayers.

REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS QUINN:
AN INDEPENDENT LEADER FIGHTING FOR US.

As our State Representative, Chris looks for commonsense solutions to many of today’s problems.  He stood up to the Harrisburg special interests by opposing a massive tax and spend budget that would have increased taxes by $1 billion.  Chris Quinn is an independent leader who has a reputation for putting our families, our jobs and our communities ahead of the divisive politics in Harrisburg. From safe schools and commonsense gun laws to increased funding for healthcare and public education, Chris Quinn is a tireless fighter for Delaware County families and taxpayers.

Chris Quinn for State Representative
Chris Quinn for State Representative4 days ago
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Chris Quinn for State Representative
Chris Quinn for State Representative7 days ago
In case you missed it, I wanted to share with you a letter on my support for needed election reforms. The letter was published in today's Delaware County Daily Times, but I have included the full letter below for those who do not have a subscription.

To the Times:

A recent letter to the editor (“Vote Democratic to make your voice heard,” July 18) advocated for redistricting reform legislation, an issue I strongly support. Unfortunately, the author cast the issue in a partisan light that is not accurate.

I am one of the initial co-sponsors of reform legislation that has the full backing of Fair Districts PA, a grassroots, non-partisan, citizens group working to reform the state’s redistricting process. This legislation seeks to create a fair, non-partisan process for drawing the district maps for our Legislature and Congress by placing that authority in the hands of an 11-member Independent Redistricting Commission, made up of average citizens of Pennsylvania from both major political parties and independent voters.

Attempting to paint redistricting reform as a partisan issue is misguided and counter-productive. Fair Districts PA has gone to great lengths to build a bi-partisan coalition of support for reform legislation. I would note, for example, that one of the leading advocates for redistricting reform is state Sen. Tom Killion, R-9 of Middletown, who is the lead sponsor in the Pennsylvania Senate of SB 1023. Sen. Killion’s legislation is heralded by Fair Districts PA as one of the key anti-gerrymandering bills in our state. As Republicans, we want to see reform because we believe that legislative district maps that are drawn without political bias are essential to the one of the key ideals our nation was founded upon: Free and fair elections.

Under the current system, a chosen few political leaders from both the Republican and Democratic parties have the power to shape legislative maps to favor their allies. If you have any doubt that this is a case, simply take a look at the number of Democratic legislative leaders, as well as the four Democratic state representatives who represent portions of Delaware County, that voted in favor of the last redistricting maps. The process, put quite simply, is too political and it needs to change.

I have championed another important voting reform by introducing legislation that seeks to bring more individuals into the political process through open primaries. Over the past two years, I have worked closely with the Committee of Seventy and Open Primaries PA on this legislation, which would allow registered Independent and non-affiliated voters to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary election, which ever they choose. As the non-partisan coalition supporting this reform notes, open primaries will give more voters a voice, make our elections more competitive, and help to address the growing problems of political polarization and government gridlock.

Again, I admire and share the author’s passion for election reform. However, to attempt to cast this issue as a Democratic vs. Republican issue is not the correct approach. To achieve real reform and ensure all voices are heard in our electoral process, there must be advocates from both political parties pushing for the changes that are needed. I will continue to be one of those advocates among Republicans in the legislature.

State Rep. Chris Quinn, R-168 of Middletown
Chris Quinn for State Representative
Chris Quinn for State Representative2 weeks ago
At a time when the state of Pennsylvania is facing severe budget shortfalls -- and so many local small businesses and restaurant owners are struggling to survive -- it does not make sense for our state government to be providing massive tax credits to the petrochemical industry. It simply does not make sense to provide $670 million in state tax credits over the next 26 years to the natural gas industry -- especially when we have so many families and small businesses in need amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you Lucie for highlighting my opposition to this bill and for your support.
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