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HELP ELECT AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ATTORNEY WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

HELP ELECT AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ATTORNEY WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

HELP ELECT AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ATTORNEY WHO HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

Elect a representative who has both the experience and courage to stand up for our community.

We can no longer afford to have individuals holding public office who are standing by and voting along party lines with no real perspective on how the law is impacting our communities. Ann Marie is an experienced business attorney who has the courage to stand up and give our district a voice in Harrisburg.

Elect a representative who has both the experience and courage to stand up for our community.

We can no longer afford to have individuals holding public office who are standing by and voting along party lines with no real perspective on how the law is impacting our communities. Ann Marie is an experienced business attorney who has the courage to stand up and give our district a voice in Harrisburg.

MEET ANN MARIE

THE DAUGHTER OF A WWII SURVIVOR & UNION MEMBER

Ann Marie grew up in a largely working-class community where her parents embraced the American dream. Ann’s father survived post-WWII Ukraine and Germany and arrived in the United States as a teenager with his mother, young sister and stepfather. When her abusive step-grandfather abandoned the family, Ann’s grandmother cleaned hotels in New York City as the sole support for her family so her son could attend city college. Ann’s father became a union member and as a teacher rose to be the science chairman of a local public school district. Ann’s mother is a 2nd generation Italian-American whose father supported their family as a union master electrician and eventually became the sole proprietor of his own electrical business. A graduate of Bishop McDonald Memorial High School in Brooklyn, Ann’s mom left college when she married. Because a teacher’s salary at the time wasn’t enough to provide for her family when Ann was a teen, she went to work as a bookkeeper to help the family make ends meet. Always hardworking, after enduring domestic violence, Ann’s mother graduated from college at 50 years old. As the daughter (and granddaughter) of WWII survivors and a victim of domestic violence, Ann Marie knows firsthand the impact lasting trauma has on multiple generations of families.

A lifetime of Public Service

Growing up Ann Marie was taught that to survive everyone had to do their part. As a result, Ann Marie excelled academically, got involved in her community both as a girl scout and a candy striper, and held steady employment from the age of 14.  Ann looked to her mother as a shining example of a dedicated community member, who was president of the local PTA Council, an active member of the hospital auxiliary, and later became a Roman Catholic Eucharistic minister — a role she still serves in today at St. Mary’s Hospital here in Bucks County, PA.

WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA GRADUATE

After attending public high school, Ann Marie became the first woman in her family to graduate from college and the first person in her family to graduate from law school. Her hard work and dedication early in her scholastic career earned Ann Marie a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a concentration in Finance. Later Ann Marie earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania Law School. As someone whose hard work and grit helped her succeed, Ann Marie knows just how important access to affordable education and good-paying jobs with benefits are to break the cycle of generational poverty in our communities.

Loving Wife & Mother of Two College Students

Both graduates of Pennsylvania universities, Ann Marie and her husband Don have made Northampton Township, Bucks County their home for the past 20 years. They are also proud parents of two Council Rock public school graduates, who now attend Temple University and Barnard College. Preserving the family legacy of civil service, both Ann Marie’s children also served as active animal rescue volunteers, which inspired the family to adopt 5 cats, 3 of which were rescued from Bucks County rescues.

Business Attorney with Over 25 Years Experience

Ann Marie’s over 25 years of experience in law and business have made her a strong negotiator with a clear understanding of how to build consensus, get people on both sides of an issue to work together and get things done. We can no longer afford to have individuals holding public office who are standing by and voting along party lines with no real perspective on how the law is impacting our communities. Ann Marie is an experienced business attorney who has the courage to stand up and give our district a voice in Harrisburg.

MEET ANN MARIE

THE DAUGHTER OF A WWII SURVIVOR & UNION MEMBER

Ann Marie grew up in a largely working-class community where her parents embraced the American dream. Ann’s father survived post-WWII Ukraine and Germany and arrived in the United States as a teenager with his mother, young sister and stepfather. When her abusive step-grandfather abandoned the family, Ann’s grandmother cleaned hotels in New York City as the sole support for her family so her son could attend city college. Ann’s father became a union member and as a teacher rose to be the science chairman of a local public school district. Ann’s mother is a 2nd generation Italian-American whose father supported their family as a union master electrician and eventually became the sole proprietor of his own electrical business. A graduate of Bishop McDonald Memorial High School in Brooklyn, Ann’s mom left college when she married. Because a teacher’s salary at the time wasn’t enough to provide for her family when Ann was a teen, she went to work as a bookkeeper to help the family make ends meet. Always hardworking, after enduring domestic violence, Ann’s mother graduated from college at 50 years old. As the daughter (and granddaughter) of WWII survivors and a victim of domestic violence, Ann Marie knows firsthand the impact lasting trauma has on multiple generations of families.

A lifetime of Public Service

Growing up Ann Marie was taught that to survive everyone had to do their part. As a result, Ann Marie excelled academically, got involved in her community both as a girl scout and a candy striper, and held steady employment from the age of 14.  Ann looked to her mother as a shining example of a dedicated community member, who was president of the local PTA Council, an active member of the hospital auxiliary, and later became a Roman Catholic Eucharistic minister — a role she still serves in today at St. Mary’s Hospital here in Bucks County, PA.

WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS & UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA GRADUATE

After attending public high school, Ann Marie became the first woman in her family to graduate from college and the first person in her family to graduate from law school. Her hard work and dedication early in her scholastic career earned Ann Marie a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a concentration in Finance. Later Ann Marie earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania Law School. As someone whose hard work and grit helped her succeed, Ann Marie knows just how important access to affordable education and good-paying jobs with benefits are to break the cycle of generational poverty in our communities.

Loving Wife & Mother of Two College Students

Both graduates of Pennsylvania universities, Ann Marie and her husband Don have made Northampton Township, Bucks County their home for the past 20 years. They are also proud parents of two Council Rock public school graduates, who now attend Temple University and Barnard College. Preserving the family legacy of civil service, both Ann Marie’s children also served as active animal rescue volunteers, which inspired the family to adopt 5 cats, 3 of which were rescued from Bucks County rescues.

Business Attorney with Over 25 Years Experience

Ann Marie’s over 25 years of experience in law and business have made her a strong negotiator with a clear understanding of how to build consensus, get people on both sides of an issue to work together and get things done. We can no longer afford to have individuals holding public office who are standing by and voting along party lines with no real perspective on how the law is impacting our communities. Ann Marie is an experienced business attorney who has the courage to stand up and give our district a voice in Harrisburg.

Priorities

As a 20 year resident of Northampton Township, an active volunteer in her local community, and a mother of two civically engaged college students, Ann Marie is familiar with the struggles facing families in our district. Below is a short list of the priorities she plans to tackle once she is elected into office.

Preparing students for the future

Ann Marie is a strong supporter of public education and believes all children deserve equal access to a well-rounded public school education that will prepare them for the future. Today’s students not only need to be prepared for college, but also for the career path they plan to take which includes basic personal finance skills, civics, community service, creative problem solving, team-building, and the value of art, music and sports.  Supporting public schools is an investment that provides our economy with the human capital to navigate the future. Ann Marie strongly believes that students need to have access to a wide range of experiences that will better prepare them for financial stability — this includes college and career guidance and vocational opportunities, as well as increased exposure to opportunities in the private business sector and the trades (apprenticeships).

Access to affordable healthcare & prescription medication

Solving our nation’s health care crisis is critical to the health and wellbeing of our communities. The business of healthcare has too many Americans resorting to crowd funding to pay for necessary medical procedures, and prescriptions. While lobbyists and large companies determine the bottom line, mounting medical bills continue to be the number one reason Americans file for bankruptcy.  Ann Marie is committed to working diligently on both sides of the aisle to negotiate with insurance lobbyists and big pharma and create affordable healthcare options and reduce the cost of prescription medication.

INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & OPIOID RECOVERY EFFORTS

Ann Marie knows that affordable mental health care and legitimate recovery support are critical and immediate needs in our communities. Ann Marie supports Governor Wolf’s plan to expand recovery efforts, eliminate barriers that keep inflicted patients from receiving necessary treatment, and continue to create pathways for individuals in recovery to rebuild their lives.

As a state representative, Ann will focus on making more resources available to serve our families and our schools where the increased impact of newer abuses like marijuana vaping is often felt first.  Ann knows we need to protect our community from those profiteering and preying on people seeking help with recovery or mental health care for themselves or their family members.  She has seen families struggle to find services for a child or teenager reaching out with a special need or a serious mental health concern.  Ann Marie realizes that all of these hardships impact our community – at school, at our jobs and at large – and she will work to bring home state benefits and programs to help in these times of hardship to make our communities stronger.

cut taxes & balance the budget

Economic stagnation, student loan debt and increased cost of living have forced many families in our community to live in multi-generation households. In addition, many seniors struggle to maintain their independence with rising taxes, while their savings, pensions and social security benefits diminish. Ann Marie is committed to working to help our community find tax relief, increase our senior citizens’ access to public benefits, and help students find debt relief.

Relieve Traffic Congestion & Invest in Our Infrastructure

The condition of state-controlled roadways and infrastructure will be a top priority for Ann Marie.  Failing roadway surfaces, inadequate drainage, poorly maintained bridges and overpasses impact the local day to day commute and business transportation within our region – in addition to impacting school bus travel for the thousands of school children that cross our state roads every school day.

keep our communities & schools Safe

Ann Marie cares deeply about making sure Pennsylvanians, including our law enforcement and other first responders, are safe in their homes, schools, public spaces, work environments and places of worship.  She knows the importance the enforcement of good laws and regulations play in keeping our community safe. Ann recognizes that sport shooting and hunting, in addition to preventing food insecurity for some, is a part of our Pennsylvania culture, and that personal protection is an important concern.  As the daughter of a hunter and avid gun collector, Ann Marie got her first permit at 14 years old, after completing an NRA-sponsored gun safety course.  Years later, when her family became victims of her father’s domestic violence, Ann Marie learned how fortunate they were that law enforcement was able to remove her father’s guns from his custody.  Ann understands the dangerous mix of domestic violence and guns, and the importance of gun safety to families, especially children. As a founding member of the Orange Wave for Gun Safety, and a former member of Moms Demand Action, Ann believes that public safety can be achieved without unduly impacting the rights of responsible gun owners.

Preserving Open Space & Protecting our Environment

As a longtime resident of Bucks County, Ann Marie believes thoughtful open space management, environmental conservation and well planned public recreation areas are of vital community importance.  The planning and protection of the District’s natural spaces and protection of its resources – especially the safeguarding of water and air quality – are important to the wellbeing of our District and our County.  As cyclists, Ann Marie and Don appreciate the trails and parks existing and planned throughout the District, and Ann will seek state resources to expand recreation and open spaces to the benefit of the community, while respecting neighboring landowners.  Ann Marie believes that interconnected and accessible recreation areas while maintaining restricted conservation and wilderness areas are crucial to maintaining the very essence of what Bucks County is and why we live here.

Defending our Right to Equality & Fairness

Ann Marie will be an upstander for the fair treatment and rights of all the people in our District. Regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, race, national origin or any other protected class, Ann Marie will fight for equal treatment and protection under the law. Not content to stand by, Ann knows that discrimination is an insidious and dangerous blight on a community and that fairness and equal opportunities are fundamental core values.

Priorities

As a 20 year resident of Northampton Township, an active volunteer in her local community, and a mother of two civically engaged college students, Ann Marie is familiar with the struggles facing families in our district. Below is a short list of the priorities she plans to tackle once she is elected into office.

Preparing students for the future

Ann Marie is a strong supporter of public education and believes all children deserve equal access to a well-rounded public school education that will prepare them for the future. Today’s students not only need to be prepared for college, but also for the career path they plan to take which includes basic personal finance skills, civics, community service, creative problem solving, team-building, and the value of art, music and sports.  Supporting public schools is an investment that provides our economy with the human capital to navigate the future. Ann Marie strongly believes that students need to have access to a wide range of experiences that will better prepare them for financial stability — this includes college and career guidance and vocational opportunities, as well as increased exposure to opportunities in the private business sector and the trades (apprenticeships).

Access to affordable healthcare & prescription medication

Solving our nation’s health care crisis is critical to the health and wellbeing of our communities. The business of healthcare has too many Americans resorting to crowd funding to pay for necessary medical procedures, and prescriptions. While lobbyists, large companies determine the bottom line, mounting medical bills continue to be the number one reason Americans file for bankruptcy.  Ann Marie is committed to working diligently on both sides of the aisle to negotiate with insurance lobbyists and big pharma and create affordable healthcare options and reduce the cost of prescription medication.

INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS & OPIOID RECOVERY EFFORTS

Ann Marie knows that affordable mental health care and legitimate recovery support are critical and immediate needs in our communities. Ann Marie supports Governor Wolf’s plan to expand recovery efforts, eliminate barriers that keep inflicted patients from receiving necessary treatment, and continue to create pathways for individuals in recovery to rebuild their lives.

As a state representative, Ann will focus on making more resources available to serve our families and our schools where the increased impact of newer abuses like marijuana vaping is often felt first.  Ann knows we need to protect our community from those profiteering and preying on people seeking help with recovery or mental health care for themselves or their family members.  She has seen families struggle to find services for a child or teenager reaching out with a special need or a serious mental health concern.  Ann Marie realizes that all of these hardships impact our community – at school, at our jobs and at large – and she will work to bring home state benefits and programs to help in these times of hardship to make our communities stronger.

cut taxes & balance the budget

Economic stagnation, student loan debt and increased cost of living have forced many families in our community to live in multi-generation households. In addition, many seniors struggle to maintain their independence with rising taxes, while their savings, pensions and social security benefits diminish. Ann Marie is committed to working to help our community find tax relief, increase our senior citizens’ access to public benefits, and help students find debt relief.

Relieve Traffic Congestion & Invest in Our Infrastructure

The condition of state-controlled roadways and infrastructure will be a top priority for Ann Marie.  Failing roadway surfaces, inadequate drainage, poorly maintained bridges and overpasses impact the local day to day commute and business transportation within our region – in addition to impacting school bus travel for the thousands of school children that cross our state roads every school day.

keep our communities & schools Safe

Ann Marie cares deeply about making sure Pennsylvanians, including our law enforcement and other first responders, are safe in their homes, schools, public spaces, work environments and places of worship.  She knows the importance the enforcement of good laws and regulations play in keeping our community safe. Ann recognizes that sport shooting and hunting, in addition to preventing food insecurity for some, is a part of our Pennsylvania culture, and that personal protection is an important concern.  As the daughter of a hunter and avid gun collector, Ann Marie got her first permit at 14 years old, after completing an NRA-sponsored gun safety course.  Years later, when her family became victims of her father’s domestic violence, Ann Marie learned how fortunate they were that law enforcement was able to remove her father’s guns from his custody.  Ann understands the dangerous mix of domestic violence and guns, and the importance of gun safety to families, especially children. As a founding member of the Orange Wave for Gun Safety, and a former member of Moms Demand Action, Ann believes that public safety can be achieved without unduly impacting the rights of responsible gun owners.

Preserving Open Space & Protecting our Environment

As a longtime resident of Bucks County, Ann Marie believes thoughtful open space management, environmental conservation and well planned public recreation areas are of vital community importance.  The planning and protection of the District’s natural spaces and protection of its resources – especially the safeguarding of water and air quality – are important to the wellbeing of our District and our County.  As cyclists, Ann Marie and Don appreciate the trails and parks existing and planned throughout the District, and Ann will seek state resources to expand recreation and open spaces to the benefit of the community, while respecting neighboring landowners.  Ann Marie believes that interconnected and accessible recreation areas while maintaining restricted conservation and wilderness areas are crucial to maintaining the very essence of what Bucks County is and why we live here.

Defending our Right to Equality & Fairness

Ann Marie will be an upstander for the fair treatment and rights of all the people in our District. Regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, race, national origin or any other protected class, Ann Marie will fight for equal treatment and protection under the law. Not content to stand by, Ann knows that discrimination is an insidious and dangerous blight on a community and that fairness and equal opportunities are fundamental core values.

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Make checks payable to:

Friends of Ann Marie Mitchell
P.O. Box 261
Richboro, PA 18954