Surrounded by 65 supporters and friends, Michele Knoll officially kicked off her campaign to win the house seat for the 44th district of Pennsylvania on November 9, 2017. The event, held at the Ohio Township Nature center, was a great success, with people sharing their ideas over donated treats and coffee before the official announcement began. Thanks to all who volunteered and attended!
The MC for the night was Jen Johnson Nazareth, who introduced us to 3 speakers there to support Michelle Knoll’s candidacy. These included 2 of her daughters, Adrianne Knoll Krings and Morgan Knoll Krings Ulanowicz. They spoke about what a wonderful role model their mother was to them and the community.
The third speaker, Abby Vernon, gave a heartfelt and moving
recommendation based on the work Michele Knoll did for her daughter. Through her job of doing early intervention for special needs children, Knoll helped Abby’s daughter learn and grow beyond expectations. She also helped the entire family, providing support and understanding. Knoll was persistent, diligent, and always went there extra mile. These are the qualities that will make her an excellent state legislator.
Michele Knoll took the stage and formally announced her candidacy for the 44th legislative district to cheers from the enthusiastic crowd. She outlined her platform based on three principles of education, job opportunities and economic development. Her background in education for 20 years, plus work on a school board and volunteering have all helped her to prepare to tackle these issues in Harrisburg.
An attendee shared on her social media the next day that she believes Michele Knoll “has what it takes to be a voice for those that are silenced. To show reason in a world that has become chaotic. That is what we need in Harrisburg.”