Bennett announces run for 160th District

Amber Bennett

Amber Bennett of Upper Chichester announced Monday that she will seek the Republican nomination for State Representative in the 160th District, seeking to replace retiring State Rep. Steve Barrar.

The 160th is split between the southern tier of Chester County, including Kennett, Kennett Square, Pennsbury, Pocopson, as well as Delaware County, with Chadds Ford, Concord, Bethel and parts of Upper Chichester.

She would be seeking to hold a seat that is likely to be hotly contested in 2020. Barrar held of Kennett Square attorney Anton Andrew by about 800 votes in 2018. Andrew defeated Catherine Spahr in a closely contested Democratic primary in 2018. Both are running again.

Some background on Bennett as issued by her campaign, Monday: “She has volunteered with the Republican party since 2007 in Upper Chichester, Bennett is also the Project and Fiscal Manager for the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations for the entire Commonwealth. Her responsibilities have changed over the last 11 years working for the Bureau but currently she is responsible for a $53 million-dollar budget, reporting not only to state government but also Federal government on every dollar spent. Bennett is also the Secretary for the Republican Committee of Upper Chichester and the Secretary for the 160th Leadership Team working with the current, yet retiring, State Representative Stephen Barrar.

“Bennett resides in her Upper Chichester home with her husband, Mark Bennett, who is an Army Veteran and union member currently working at Rhoads Industries at the Philadelphia Navy Yard and their three children.

“Bennett believes she offers a unique view on policy and regulation structure and operations since having worked as a State Contractor alongside Civil Servants for the last 11 years. She is also able to bring innovative energy and technological advancements to the forefront of the House of Representatives.”

To learn more about Amber Bennett and her campaign visit or Facebook @ “Elect Amber Bennett For 160th”.

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