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Steve McCarter announced today that he will be a candidate for State Representative in the 154th Legislative District this year.
The decision to run was made shortly after the recent announcement by current State Rep. Lawrence Curry (D-Montgomery) on his intentions to retire at the end of his current term.“I have seen firsthand Rep. Curry’s commitment, drive and passion for public service and toward helping those less fortunate,” McCarter said. “Rep. Curry has been a truly incredible public servant and I know that our community thanks him for the nearly 20 years as our representative in Harrisburg. The state legislature could use a lot more selfless public servants like Larry Curry.”McCarter hopes to continue Rep. Curry’s efforts to fight for the middle class.McCarter is running to add a strong voice to the State House to improve our public schools, promote labor issues, create good paying jobs, protect our environment, improve our quality of life, and strengthen campaign finance reforms.“I’m running to be a voice for the middle class and common sense,” McCarter said. “While families and seniors are struggling in this economy, their concerns need to be heard loud and clear on the floor of the State House from someone who understands their pain.”“I also look forward to working on issues related to education. As a retired educator, I have personally witnessed how decisions made by lawmakers in Harrisburg affect the average classroom and our children. I look forward to developing a plan that continues to improve the quality of education in our commonwealth, while at the same time protecting our vulnerable seniors from increasing tax burdens,” McCarter said.McCarter is a retired educator and a retired Captain in the US Army Reserve. He taught High School Social Studies and Community Service for 34 years in Abington and Lower Merion Schools. He and his wife Deb are 25-year residents of Cheltenham and Jenkintown. Steve has extensive community service experience in Cheltenham Township, including Cheltenham's Sustainability Committee, Cheltenham School District Local Tax Study Commission, Cheltenham Library Citizens Committee, and the Cheltenham Historical Commission.