Leanne wins! Voters want gun sense
Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D), the endorsed candidate of Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, defeated Paul Mullen (R) by just over 500 votes to win Tuesday’s Special Election for State Representative in the 161st district of Delaware County.
With all 97 precincts reporting, the Delaware County Bureau of Elections posted the following vote count: Leanne Krueger-Braneky 4,791 (48%); Paul Mullen, 4,268 (42%), and Lisa Esler (Republican write-in candidate) 988 (10%).
Delco United was the first organization to endorse Leanne’s candidacy and dozens of Delco United volunteers contacted over 3,000 voters through phone calls and door-to-door literature distribution over the last six weeks.
Voters in the 161st district sent a strong message that the people of Delaware County want common sense gun policies enacted in Harrisburg. Delaware County United’s endorsement of Leanne received prominent coverage and thousands of voters received information about the candidate’s position on gun issues.
Leanne Krueger-Braneky supports Delco United’s entire legislative agenda that calls for comprehensive background checks on gun sales, mandatory reporting of lost and stolen firearms; banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and limiting the purchase of handguns to one per month.
“As a mother, I am committed to keeping all Pennsylvania children safe from gun violence. The above legislation [endorsed by Delco United] represents common sense solutions to curbing the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our nation and devastates communities. As the next Representative of the 161st Legislative District, I will stand up for these proposals and take a stand against the NRA.”
— Leanne Krueger-Braneky, Response to Delco United’s Candidates’ Survey