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A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for state seats. Is Harrisburg ready?

August 8, 2018
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Sarah Anne Hughes & Michaela Winberg

Democrat Kristin Seale is running to rep the 168th District, which includes parts of the Philly suburbs like Media and Middletown. She’s a 45-year-old openly queer woman campaigning in a district full of older people.

“I’ve definitely had some generational explaining to do, specifically around the word queer,” Seale said. “There’s an older generation that understands that to be a slur and doesn’t understand the reclamation of the word.”

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Episode 3 - "Kristin Seale"

July 30, 2018

On this week's episode, we talk to Kristin Seale–DSA-endorsed Democratic candidate for PA's 168th State House district.

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The left-wing uprising that led to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory in N.Y.? It happened first in Pa.

July 6, 2018
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Holly Otterbein & Chris Brennan

Four candidates endorsed by local chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America — Elizabeth Fiedler, Kristin Seale, Summer Lee, and Sara Innamorato — won their primaries for state representative this spring. Last month, young Berniecrats also took control of two Democratic wards in South Philadelphia.

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State Legislative Ratings Part 9: Pennsylvania House

June 22, 2018

168th District: Chris Quinn

We bounce back to DelCo for HD-168, an R+1 seat that Clinton did win in 2016, though Quinn was able to win a 56-44 re-election. He has a good deal of money in the bank, which will give him an early edge over public servant Kristin Seale, though she will have the national environment and district fundamentals on her side. This is a tossup.

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Democratic Socialists of America cites Pennsylvania wins in new endorsements

June 5, 2018
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Wes Venteicher

DSA-endorsed candidates Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale won in Philadelphia districts.

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Victorious Pennsylvania Progressives Shun the Democratic Party Playbook

June 1, 2018

Kristin Seale is one of four women candidates backed by the Democratic Socialists of America to win their recent primaries in Pennsylvania. Seale says that a bold progressive message, coupled with authenticity, can reach swing-state voters.

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Episode 19: Everything's Coming Up Roses: Four Progressive Women With Dem Socialist Platforms Win Big in PA Primaries (w/ Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato, Kristin Seale, Elizabeth Fiedler)

May 27, 2018
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Matt Binder

Four progressive women with Democratic Socialist platforms running for Pennsylvania State House won big last week in their primaries. All unseated establishment male incumbents. All four – Summer Lee & Sara Innamorato of Pittsburgh and Kristin Seale & Elizabeth Fiedler of Philadelphia – join the show to discuss their respective races, their experience in taking on the establishment, how their people-powered campaigns helped them win, DSA's role and what their Dem Socialist platforms meant to them, and what this means all across the country going forward.

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Philly, Pittsburgh House wins renewed the old tradition of Pa. socialism

May 17, 2018
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Ian Noah Gavigan and Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan

With Pennsylvanians facing deepening poverty and entrenched inequality across the state, Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato, Elizabeth Fiedler, and Kristin Seale could help upend the bloc of far-right conservatives that have long dominated the Pennsylvania legislature.

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Two Pennsylvania socialists just won Democratic primaries. What do they want?

May 17, 2018
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Jeff Stein

Two other candidates backed by DSA — Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale — also won Democratic primaries for statehouse seats in the Philadelphia area Tuesday.

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Four socialist-backed candidates win Pennsylvania legislative primaries

May 16, 2018
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Avery Anapol

In Philadelphia, Democrats Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale won legislative primaries for House Districts 184 and 168. Fielder does not have a GOP opponent in the general election, while Seale will take on Rep. Christopher Quinn.

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Democratic Socialist women score big wins in Pennsylvania

May 16, 2018
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Gregory Krieg

Back east, another pair of candidates, Elizabeth Fiedler and Kristin Seale, won their primaries with the support of Philly DSA. Seale, a first-time candidate and former delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, will now take on incumbent Republican state Rep. Chris Quinn.

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LGBT and Women Candidates Win Big in Tuesday Primaries

May 16, 2018
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Trudy Ring

Seale, who identifies as queer, bested Philip Block in a close race in the 168th District, in a suburban area west of Philadelphia. She will face incumbent Republican Christopher Quinn in November.

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Candidates in state races tout their pro-union credentials

April 15, 2018
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Kathleen E. Carey

Democrat Kristin Seale described herself as the “bold, progressive choice” and said she’s supportive of LGBTQ rights.

She told how she was a 23-year-old divorced mother who got a union job as a camerawoman in Washington, D.C., that allowed for her to provide for her family. She said her work there familiarized her with union issues.

A member of the Rose Tree Media School Board, she spoke of how they early negotiated a teachers’ contract.

“They know I’m a champion for labor,” she said. “We got that done.”

To the audience, she said, “I’m here for you. I am your sister. I will fight for you in office and out.”

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HealthcareforallPA candidate forum in Philadelphia

March 13, 2018
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Kristin Seale

Delco Young Democast

February 5, 2018
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Mike DiEva

Mike, Amanda, and Pasquale talk serious and make goofy-goofs with Kristin Seale, candidate for the 168th PA House district. The gang talks about the thousands of candidates running for Delco's congressional seats, compare metaphorical canvassing scars, finally shine some light into the County Council chambers, discuss criminal justice reform and energy policy, ask "What Did Millennials Kill This Week?", and debate the relative merits of Thorgy Thor.

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Kristin Seale, candidate for Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 168, Philly DSA Questionnaire

January 23, 2018
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Kristin Seale

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Dead (Congress)Men Walking: Are Philly's suburban GOPers totally doomed?

November 9, 2017
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Will Bunch

Meet U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan’s worst nightmare: An angry anti-Trump female Delaware County suburbanite with some worn shoe leather.

Kristin Seale, who works for an energy non-profit and lives in Media, had already been thinking about getting involved in local politics after she was elected as a Bernie Sanders delegate to 2016’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but she said the shock of President Trump’s victory last November “sealed the deal.” She went through a training program for first-time candidates, filed to run for a seat on the Rose Tree Media school board, a longtime GOP bastion, and with her volunteers this fall rang about 3,000 doorbells.

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Pennsylvania's political accelerator for women scored a 100% win rate last night

November 8, 2017
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Julie Zeglen

Anne Wakabayashi corrected herself after answering my “How are you?” phone greeting with a standard “I’m good.”
“I’m awesome, actually.”

Understandable. Wakabayashi is the executive director of Emerge Pennsylvania, the local chapter of the national accelerator for Democratic women running for office, which just had a killer night: Six out of six alumnae who ran for office, including five members of the 2017 class and one from 2016, won their races.

Janet Diaz is now the first Latina to join Lancaster City Council
Susan Henderson-Utis joined the Rose Tree Media School Board
Deborah Kalina joined the Southern York School Board
Kristin Seale joined the Rose Tree Media School Board
Paige Strasbaugh joined the Woodland Hills School Board
Barbaranne Keffer joined the Upper Darby Council

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Letter to the Delco Daily Times: RTM citizens deserve more transparency & info

May 1, 2017
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Kristin Seale

As a communications professional for nonprofit organizations for over a decade, I know what it means to be accountable to all of an organization’s membership, and to provide consistent, responsible dissemination of all of the organization’s information to various audiences and stakeholders.

As a Master of Public Administration, you have my firm commitment that I will work to create ethical, two-way communication between the school district and this community if elected – the kind of communication that includes active listening and respectful responsiveness. You deserve that at a minimum.

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