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Kara Scott

Pennsylvania State House District 122

Kara Scott graduated from Ohio University in 1994 with 2 bachelor degrees (communication psychology and recreation) and a masters in human services. She is a proud mother of four boys who knows how important it is to parents that they see their children succeed in school and that they find opportunities in their own community. When her boys were young, Kara volunteered for many of their activities. She home schooled them for the first four years and saw them excel when they entered our public school system.

For the last 17 years Kara has worked as a behavioral consultant to families in the county.

She’s seen the challenges facing our underpaid and stressed neighbors and continues to help them work through difficulties. Knowing how to assess needs and focus on sensible solutions is second-nature to her.

In 2007 Kara organized her Bowmanstown community to stand up against plans to store toxic waste in the borough. That was the beginning of her involvement in local political work. She took up the call to serve her community in an official capacity when she was appointed to the Bowmanstown planning commission, starting in 2011. Soon she was elected to the Bowmanstown Borough Council, and has been elected by fellow Council members to preside as Council president. Kara founded the Bowmanstown Area Residents Connected community group, which offers services and fun, community-building events that bring neighbors together.

She regularly volunteers for Family Promise, serving the needs of homeless families in Carbon County.

Kara is a charter member of the Carbon County Council of Governments (COG), and was this year she was voted in by municipal officials from throughout the County as vice president of the organization. The COG serves 20 of 23 municipalities in Carbon County, pooling resources and entering joint agreements that save county residents’ tax dollars while cutting down on waste and duplication. She is has served as a board member for the Pennsylvania Community Rights Network since its inception.

Today she maintains her active membership in all these organizations while offering her experience and dedication to Carbon County residents as a candidate for Representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly for the 122nd district.