Andre Del Valle
The 175th District is Andre’s home and he loves it, but the residents there are struggling. The opioid epidemic has ravaged Andre’s communities leaving needles and lives lost in its wake. They have schools that can’t open for the fear of poisoning our students with the very air they breathe. Gun violence is on the rise, blue collar workers can’t pay their mortgages, and college graduates are drowning in debt.
Andre is offering his community 'A Better Vision': a district where they are building bridges not having people sleep under them, a district where students don’t have to use 'safe corridors' to walk to school or fear school closing due to being poisoned by the very air they breathe. He sees a district that has properly funded school facilities and retains their amazing teachers. Where they close loopholes and create Red Flag laws so those who are a danger to themselves or our community don’t have access to weapons, preventing mass shootings. Andre’s vision is that those same students will be able to apply to every state university because they’ve waived the application fee breaking down a barrier to higher level education and provided tax credit for those who have ridiculous student loans. Andre is proud to be endorsed by the PA Working Families Party, University of Pennsylvania Young Democrats, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez (7th District, Councilwoman), Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At-Large, Councilwoman), and Run for Something!