Pennsylvania State House District 151
2018 Race Update: Sara lost 48.51% to 51.49%
Sara Johnson Rothman is a former special victims prosecutor, an education law attorney, the Vice President of the Upper Dublin School Board, and a mom of two children.
Sara attended Temple University for law school and found a love for trial advocacy. An internship with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office led to a full-time position as an Assistant District Attorney. She specialized in crimes against women and children during her tenure as well as supervising the internship program and overhauling the first time offender program.
Sara left the DA’s Office after the birth of her second child, but wanted to continue helping others in her community. A member of the Upper Dublin School Board announced his resignation in December of 2013 and Sara decided to apply to fill the vacancy. In February of 2014, she was appointed to the School Board and subsequently elected in November of 2015 (4 year term).
As a school board member, Sara is the Chair the Policy Committee, serves on the Operations Committee, and serves on the District’s contract negotiating teams. Since becoming Chair of the Policy Committee, Sara has led the update of hundreds of the District’s policies and administrative regulations including the anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies. In May of 2016, Upper Dublin became the second school district in Pennsylvania to adopt a policy protecting gender expansive and transgender students. One of Sara’s greatest accomplishments is playing an instrumental part in resolving a contentious contract negotiation with the District’s teachers’ union and, more importantly, improving the Board’s relationship with the teachers’ union.
Sara currently works as an education law attorney, representing several local school districts. She focuses her work on school policy.