Chapman Wins GOP Primary for State Representative
Anne Chapman, who prevailed over Helen Bosley, will face Democrat Steve Santarsiero in November's general election.
Chapman, who bills herself as a “pro-business, pro-free markets and pro-life Republican,” will face Democrat Steve Santarsiero in November's general election. District 31 includes Lower Makefield, Newtown, Upper Makefield and Yardley.
Chapman got the nod with 63 percent of the vote. Bosley, who was endorsed by the Bucks County Republican Committee, received 37 percent of the vote.
A 32-year resident of Bucks County, Chapman works in the health care marketing research field, most recently having served as Vice President of Strategic Account Management for VPMR, LLC in Kennett Square.
Prior to living in Lower Makefield, Chapman and her husband, Harry, resided in Newtown. They have three children who attended both the Council Rock and Pennsbury school districts.
When she announced her candidacy in February, Chapman said she is running for state representative to help make Pennsylvania a better place for her three young grandchildren.
“I am running to ensure that Pennsylvania becomes a much better place for job creation. We need to end the burdensome tax and regulatory climate that stifles private sector job growth and compels too many businesses to take a pass on Pennsylvania and flee with their family-sustaining jobs to other states,” Chapman said.
Chapman said if elected she would push for reforms, such as restructuring the retirement and benefit packages of public employees and ending prevailing wage laws on public construction projects that pass on costs to taxpayers.
She supports the Property Tax Independence Act that would eliminate property taxes.