Endorsing Harold Hayes, PA Special Election

February 14, 2020

Sister District Announces Support For Harold Hayes, Pa Special Election

Democrats work to flip House chamber back to blue in battleground state.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Today, the Sister District Project announced its support for Harold Hayes in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 18 race. This seat is nested within an extremely competitive Congressional district (PA-08), and winning this race will position Democrats for success up and down the ballot later this year.

Harold “Howie” Hayes has been knocking on doors for Democratic candidates since he was six years old. Harold became an active union member with Plumbers Local 69 when he graduated high school, and he seeks to protect trade unions. Additionally, as a long-time Bucks County resident with two young sons in school, Harold plans to fight to increase funding for public schools and protect clean air and water for future generations.

“After supporting Pam Iovino in the 2019 special election, we are thrilled to be back working in the state to endorse Harold Hayes for Pennsylvania State House in this critical special election,” said Rita Bosworth, the Executive Director of the Sister District Project. “This is a ‘last chance’ district: whoever is elected to the PA state legislature in November 2020 will draw the next round of district lines. Democrats have a real chance at winning this seat, and Sister District wants to help in any way we can.”

Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 60,000 volunteers across the country. In 2018, Sister District was extremely successful in securing 13 state legislative seats for Democrats in Arizona, Washington, Michigan, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, last year Sister District played an instrumental role in Virginia, where Democrats took control of the State House and Senate, garnering a trifecta in the state government. They plan on taking the energy and success from 2019 into this race and look ahead to many victories ahead of redistricting in 2021.

The special election will take place on March 17, 2020.


The Sister District Project works to turn states blue by winning state legislative elections. We “sister” volunteers from deep blue districts with carefully targeted races in swing districts, where flipping control of the state legislature will help end partisan gerrymandering.

Since launching in the wake of the 2016 elections, the Sister District Project has grown to over 40,000 volunteers across the country. Our volunteers have raised over $1.1 million in small-dollar donations directly to candidates and reached out to over 1 million voters via phones, doors, postcards, and texts.