The Pennsylvania State Senator hopes to succeed Allyson Schwartz in the 13th Congressional District seat in 2014.
Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach announced Tuesday that he will seek election to U.S. Congress in the 13th Congressional District in 2014, hoping to succeed Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D). Schwartz has announced her own intention to challenge incumbent Tom Corbett for Governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. Leach, calling himself the “Liberal Lion of Pennsylvania” in a YouTube video announcing his candidacy, represents Norristown, Upper Merion, Conshohocken, and much of the Main Line area in the State Legislature. He said he is running for Congress to end injustice and discrimination, based on his experiences as a Jewish American and watching the civil rights struggle as a child, according to a letter on his website. Also, Leach learned from …
Marijuana reform is coming to Pennsylvania ... and it has begun to arrive.
Democratic Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, of the 17th District, will be introducing legislation to legalize marijuana consumption for anyone aged over 21
Friday, January 11
Legislation to legalize marijuana in Pennsylvania has entered the State Senate. Sen. Daylin Leach, D-17, this week proposed to introduce legislation to lift the “modern-day Prohibition” on consumption of marijuana, according to an opinion piece by Leach in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Leach’s bill would basically legalize marijuana consumption for adults aged 21 and older, without a reason for smoking it, according to the article. Leach states in the article that the state government has wasted money on investigating and prosecuting citizens for use of drug, when said citizens have “hurt no one, damaged no property, breached no peace.” “Their only ‘crime’ was smoking a plant which made them feel giddy,” Leach said. To those who say …