On The Issues

“The greatest priorities in my life are my daughters and their future.” — Alex Charlton

Better schools for our kids. More jobs and opportunity for our families. Less waste and abuse in Harrisburg. Learn more about what Alex Charlton will fight for when he gets to the State House.

Education

Our schools in Delaware County are some of the best in the state, but our teachers and school boards are trapped in a broken system that just isn’t getting the job done. It forces our teachers to “teach to the test” instead of preparing our kids to compete for jobs in a global workforce. Our school boards face burdensome one-size-fits-all regulations from Washington and Harrisburg that drive up the cost of educating our kids but do nothing to improve learning.

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Opioid Abuse

An epidemic of opioid overdose deaths is ravaging Pennsylvania and our area, tragically, is no exception. In just one week last August, heroin overdoses took the lives of nine victims in Delaware County. Studies have shown that many overdose victims end up on a path to heroin addiction after using prescription narcotics.

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Jobs and the Economy

As President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Alex Charlton worked hand-in-hand with growing businesses in our region. He saw the opportunity they created — and the challenges they faced. He helped mom-and-pop store owners struggling to stay afloat build the network of customers and advertisers they needed to survive. And he saw what government needed to do to get out of the way of the entrepreneurs that were creating jobs and generating economic growth.

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Public Safety

Gun violence has become an all-too-common tragedy across the nation, and Pennsylvania has been among the hardest hit. As recently as 2010, there was a gun death in Pennsylvania every seven hours and from 2001-2010 nearly 13,000 people lost their lives to guns in Pennsylvania, the fifth-highest of any state.

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Protecting Open Space

Our parks and open spaces provide families with a place to relax, unwind, socialize and exercise. They also boost the value of our homes. But it’s not always easy to promote development and economic growth while preserving open space and the natural features of our community. It’s why Alex Charlton believes it’s so important to give townships, boroughs and local communities more power and flexibility in making the development decisions that are best for our residents.

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