Emily Kinkead is running for State House in the 20th District, representing part of Allegheny County.
Emily is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, and obtained her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her legal career, she has worked to advocate for health policy and provide legal aid services. Emily is also active with the Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association and Scenic Pittsburgh, which works to preserve scenic areas to promote tourism and protect the environment.
Emily has recently been a strong opponent of House Bill 1100, a petrochemical tax credit and corporate giveaway at the expense of the environment. When elected, she would work with Allegheny County’s unions to make sure her district is on the cutting edge of a non-extractive economy that isn’t at the expense of taxpayers. The 20th District is also one of many in the Southwestern part of the state hard hit by landslides that are a direct result of increased severe weather from climate change. She believes that adequately equipping the Department of Environmental Protection with appropriate funding and staff, as well as increased investments in infrastructure, are key in combating this and other environmental issues in her district and across the state.
We know that Emily Kinkead will be a fierce advocate for environmental issues in the 20th House District and encourage voters to elect her as State Representative.