The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Darryl Thomas as the Democratic Party’s candidates for the special elections in 114th and 190th House Districts, respectively, which will be held on March 12, 2019.
State Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement:
“We are proud to nominate Bridget and Darryl for the special elections happening in March. Both are fantastic candidates who will put the priorities of their constituents ahead of special interests. Both Bridget and Darryl know that Pennsylvanians deserve representatives who will work to raise the minimum wage, fight for affordable health care, and fairly fund our schools. We intend to hold these seats because we need Democrats in Harrisburg to fight for us.”
BRIDGET MALLOY KOSIEROWSKI (HD-114)
Bridget Malloy Kosierowski is a lifelong Pennsylvanian; born and raised in Clarks Summit, educated as a registered nurse at Villanova University in Philadelphia, and lives today with her husband Joseph and their four children. She decided to run for public office after a professional life in the health care sector as a working nurse as a mother to a young child who survived a devastating leukemia diagnosis and as a civic leader who believes that 114th District residents deserve a representative in Harrisburg who is fighting for them and standing up for what is right.
DARRYL THOMAS (HD-190)
Darryl Thomas was born and raised in Philadelphia and has dedicated his life to improving his community. He graduated from Howard University and worked for the Department of Justice before returning to Philadelphia to open a small business — a barbershop called Philly Cuts. He has committed to helping the youth of his community by partnering with local STEM and athletic organizations to create opportunities. Darryl has also worked to help former felons find work and provide them with the opportunity to make a living wage.
The Lackawanna and Philadelphia Democratic Committees submitted their recommended candidate to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. The Party’s Executive Committee then voted to nominate Kosierowski and Thomas as the replacement candidates.