OLIVER, CHELSEA

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Representative
District:
4
Political Affiliation:
Democrat
Age:
32
Occupation:
Marketing
Education: (click to expand)
Biographical Info: (click to expand)
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)

Survey

Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should education funding be directed to families through a voucher, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including non-public schools? N* There is no evidence that charter schools produce better results than public schools. I will support our students and educators by allocating funding directly into public schools.
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? Y* Pennsylvania loses out on millions in tax revenue that could be used to better our schools, infrastructure, and healthcare. All areas where we lack adequate funding.
3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex? Y* We are overdue for passing laws that explicitly protect the LGBTQ+ community. This would directly allow for discrimination against LGBTQ+ for employment and housing opportunities.
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? Y* This opportunity reduces pollution and health problems, creates jobs, and saves consumers in energy costs.
5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth? -* PA is currently sitting on billions that we could invest in our local communities and businesses who are still struggling to bounce back after COVID.
6. Should our state constitution be amended to prevent taxpayer funding for elective abortions? N* Public funding in PA is currently only available for abortions in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. This is healthcare for women and girls.
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? N* Every American has the right to vote as outlined in the Constitution. I support every effort to improve accessibility for everyone.
8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services? N* We must find ways to increase funding for both to ensure police are supported with mental health professionals when responding to mental health related crisis calls.
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? N* More school sports should either be completely co-ed and/or allow for inclusivity of trans kids.
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y* Decisions should be left to professional educators, but the public has a right to know and voice opinions on what their tax money goes towards.
11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport? N
12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced? N* Oil companies are taking advantage of hard-working American families. They should pay their fair share so we can alleviate the burden from our citizens.