A closer look at the race for the 17th State Senatorial District, which is made up Bridgeport, Conshohocken, West Conshocken, Narberth and Norristown Boroughs, and East Norriton, Lower Merion, Narberth, Plymouth and Upper Merion Townships in Montgomery county, and parts of Delaware County.
About Daylin Leach:
Daylin Leach spent 17 years practicing law before being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002, and the State Senate in 2009.
In the Senate, Leach serves as the Democratic Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and on the Communications and Technology, Aging and Youth, Local Government, Policy, and Public Health and Welfare Committees.
About Charles Gehret:
Charles Gehret was raised in Lower Merion, and currently resides in West Conshohocken.
Gehret graduated from George Washington University and began working for the Tom Corbett for Governor campaign, and then he became the chief fiscal officer and top aide for Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley.
Learn more about Gehret's background here.
Daylin Leach on the Issues:
Leach believes the most important issues in the district are jobs, the environment, education, women's health, civil rights, public transportation, protecting our right to vote, human rights, workers' right sand access to justice.
Charles Gehret on the Issues:
Gehret believes that the major issues in the 17th Senatorial District are fiscal responsibility, creating jobs, lowering property taxes and putting students first.
Pennsylvania's 17th Senate District Election History:
Daylin Leach won his seat in the Pennsylvania Senate in 2009, after Senator Connie Williams retired.
Leach went up against Lance Rogers in 2009, winning re-electio by 30,000 votes.