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Grad student announces campaign for state House of Representatives

Jessica Benham, who recently got a master’s degree in bioethics and is working on her Ph.D. in communication at Pitt, is running for the District 36 seat in the state House of Representatives.

By Ashton Crawley, For The Pitt News

October 8, 2019

Grad student and autism activist Jessica Benham is taking on the task of running for state house.

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised Pavlecic by switching their conversations to politics. He thought Pavlecic could run for office. ...

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