Republican State Representative Marguerite Quinn (R-143) today announced her intention to run for Pennsylvania’s 10th State Senate District in the 2018 election. The 10th District has been represented by Chuck McIlhinney, who announced Jan. 19 that he will not be seeking re-election.
“I will bring pragmatic, independent leadership to the Senate and continue standing up for taxpayers and our communities,” Quinn said in her announcement. “Whether it has been stopping the largest ever proposed tax increase in history, delivering record funding for schools, or working to preserve the unique character of our communities, I have always worked to bring responsible, effective representation to the issues while saying no to political games.”
“People are tired of the political posturing, including me,” Quinn continued. “Pragmatic solutions and a willingness to listen to all sides are what we need in government.”
Quinn would face Democrat Steve Santarsiero, a former state representative, who on Jan. 27 announced his bid for McIlhinney’s seat. He served as an attorney with State Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office focusing on environmental protection.
Pennsylvania State Senate District 10 encompasses parts of Bucks County, including New Hope, Solebury, Buckingham, Doylestown, Newtown, Yardley, and Upper Makefield.