Sue Mulvey of Sharon has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 50th District Senate seat.
The 50th District includes all of Crawford and Mercer counties and portions of Erie and Warren counties.
Born and raised in Crawford County, Mulvey said her family history can be traced back to the founding of Frenchtown. She and Tom, her husband of 22 years, raised their four children in Sharon, where she and her husband still reside.
Mulvey said hard work and education have always been priorities. She worked and raised a family while going through nursing school at Sharon Regional Hospital and earning a bachelor’s degree at Slippery Rock University and a master’s degree at the American College of Education. She is a school nurse in Meadville.
Mulvey stressed that she has worked for the people in the 50th District for more than 25 years.
While in nursing school, she started a coat drive to comfort the children in the Shenango Valley. She continued this work as a nurse for UPMC with her “Warmth for Winter” campaign.
Today, in addition to her work as a school nurse, she serves as the president of The WiNS Project: a nonprofit she and two teachers founded in 2013. To date WiNS has provided more than 37,000 packages of weekend nutrition to the children of the Crawford Central School District.
“The people of the 50th District need a voice in Harrisburg that has lived the struggles they face every day,” Mulvey said.
Mulvey said she pledges to fight for better jobs, public education and affordable access to quality, local health care.