Lifelong Coatesville resident Amber Little-Turner has announced her candidacy for state representative in the 74th Legislative District, writes Fran Maye for Daily Local News.
“Revitalizing our community is extremely important in order to help everyone continue to prosper,” said Little-Turner on Wednesday.
Little-Turner, who worked for state Rep. Harry Lewis Jr. for the last four years, decided to run after Lewis announced his retirement when his term ends in December.
If elected, the thirty-two-year-old mother of four plans to focus on education and the continuing revitalization of the Coatesville area. She also wants to address the statewide opioid crisis.
Before working for Lewis, Little-Turner ran a business helping local residents with legal services. She later worked in public service for former Magisterial District Judge, Gwenn Knapp, where continued her passion for helping others.
Little-Turner believes her personal experiences make her stand out as a candidate. As a child, she faced numerous economic and personal struggles, including at one point being placed in the foster system and later becoming a teenage mother.
“I think my personal struggles help me relate to our most vulnerable citizens and work on solutions that will truly help them to better themselves and our community,” she said.
Read more about Amber Little-Turner at Daily Local News here.