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Democrat Fern Leard announces candidacy in 120th Legislative District

Jan. 28—Fern Leard, Luzerne County Democratic Party Executive Committee member, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s 120th House Legislative District.

Leard spent years in the financial sector before the birth of her twin boys when she transitioned into healthcare and began to advocate for stronger healthcare legislation.

She spent a decade working in the field while she learned the intricacies of the political process as she fought for the passage of a bill that would improve the quality of Medicare and help millions of Americans. That bill passed Congress in 2022 with huge bipartisan support.