Fawn Walker-Montgomery is the Republican challenger for Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives in District 35, which is in Allegheny County. Below are her answers to our five 2016 Voter Guide questions for state candidates on the ballot in Allegheny County.
Her opponent is the incumbent, current State Rep. Marc Gergely (D), who was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Gergely declined to participate in this voter guide.
1. Do you support an increase in the TANF cash grant from its current level of $403/month for a family of three?
2. Do you support an increase in the TANF Earned Income Disregard to 75% and expanding it to applicants for benefits?
3. Do you support raising corporate taxes and eliminating corporate tax loopholes in order to fully fund human services and reduce the state’s structural deficit?
4. Do you support drug testing applicants for Food Stamps (SNAP) and/or other public benefits?
5. Do you support barring people convicted of a drug felony from receiving food stamps after they’ve served their sentence?
No (as long as they have completed their sentence).