CHESTER COUNTY —Regina Mauro, the daughter of Cuban immigrants, supports conservative values including school choice, reducing income tax and getting rid of mask mandates.
Mauro, 57, of Devon is seeking the Republican nomination in the May primary, hoping to unseat Democrat Chrissy Houlahan.
The other GOP candidates running are Ron Vogel, Malvern; Steve Fanelli, West Chester; and Guy Ciarrocchi, Paoli.
Houlahan, an Air Force veteran, took office in January 2019.
Mauro, the mother of two Russian adopted sons, and the wife of an Italian immigrant, said she will not back down or compromise when it comes to God, family and country.
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“If you want a strict Constitutional conservative with a backbone, someone who has not just talked the talk, but walked the walk her entire life, who understands that government is the problem, and never the solution, then I am the candidate for you,” Mauro said in announcing her candidacy on her website.
Mauro earned her bachelor’s degree at Villanova University. She has a master’s degree in business from Georgia State University.
She has used her background to work in the field of international business and is currently running a small business, Precision Tooling Plus, Inc. in Devon.
Mauro said she believes that vaccine mandates are preventing law enforcement offices from going back to work.
“This is the last thing we need if we want to combat crime in our cities,” she said.
Mauro said she hopes to end vaccine mandates and provide livable wages to first responders.